Berlin / Hamburg. With immediate effect, mecom Medien-Communikations-Gesellschaft mbH is a member of the regional association ASW Norddeutschland e.V. and supporting member of the ASW-Bundesverband (ASW Federal Association).
ASW is short for “Allianz für Sicherheit in der Wirtschaft e.V.” (Alliance for Security in Industry and Commerce). For over 50 years, it has been the association’s mission to actively foster security. The ASW Federal Association is a partner in political legislation, a communication partner for the media and a hinge between security authorities and the business community. ASW cooperates with all major organisations in the intelligence and police community as well as other security agencies, and seeks to open and maintain channels for the communication of vital information between agencies and companies. As a supporting member, mecom will be able, among other things, to participate in exclusive round table discussions on global and specialist topics at federal level.
“We are very pleased to be able to contribute our expertise in safety-critical communication in the future, not only to the work of the ASW Federal Association, but also at a local level in the Regional Association for the North of Germany,” says Alexander Feldmann, Managing Director at mecom. “We would especially like to share with other association members our experience in working with federal authorities and our ability to develop innovative and custom-fit IT solutions for high-security applications and fail-safe communication, so that we can become even better together.”
“We operate the Modular Warning System (MoWaS), the alerting system for the German population, for the Federal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance (BBK). With this and many other system solutions provided by us, we are an important player in the field of security in the Federal Republic of Germany. In cooperation with ASW, we want to further intensify our support for the safety-critical communication of companies and government authorities, and network with other experts in the field,” adds Managing Director Mandy Best, who jointly leads mecom with Alexander Feldmann.
Markus Wagemann, Managing Director of the North German security association Allianz für Sicherheit in der Wirtschaft Norddeutschland e.V.: “It is with great pleasure that we welcome mecom as a new member of ASW Norddeutschland e.V. In times like ours, crisis-proof communication is more important than ever. The expertise that mecom contributes is of great significance for the security of industry and commerce in the North of Germany and beyond.”
In becoming a supporting member of ASW, mecom joins the ranks of a number of other renowned members such as Deutsche Bahn AG and Mercedes-Benz Group.
About ASW Federal Association:
The Allianz für Sicherheit in der Wirtschaft e.V., ASW-Bundesverband (ASW Federal Association), represents the security interests of German business at federal and EU level vis-à-vis politicians, the media and the central security authorities. ASW Federal Association cooperates on a permanent basis with businesses in the private sector, decision makers in security politics and authorities as well as universities and research institutions. ASW is sponsored by the regional German security associations, several specialised federal professional associations and supporting members.
mecom Medien-Communikations-Gesellschaft mbH (mecom for short) with headquarters in Hamburg was founded in 1989 and is a joint venture of the news agencies dpa Deutsche Presse-Agentur GmbH, dpa-AFX Wirtschaftsnachrichten GmbH, KNA Katholische Nachrichten-Agentur GmbH, GEP Gemeinschaftswerk der Evangelischen Publizistik gGmbH with epd and AFP Agence France-Presse GmbH. dpa is the major shareholder and holds a 50 per cent stake in mecom. As a modern IT services provider, mecom designs and operates innovative and customised solutions for professional communication applications. This includes, in particular, the reliable transmission of sensitive data via satellite in broadcast mode or via web technology.
Allianz für Sicherheit in der Wirtschaft e.V. (ASW-Bundesverband)
Bayerischer Platz 6
Phone: +49 (0)30 246 37 175
ASW Norddeutschland e.V.
Markus Wagemann (Managing Director)
Phone: +49 (0)40 81 80 36
mecom Medien-Communikations-Gesellschaft mbH
Phone: +49 (0)40 4113 32800