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HARTING celebrates 75 years in business


The HARTING family. Photo: HARTING Technology Group

The HARTING Technology Group celebrated 75 years in business on September 1, 2020.

The connectivity manufacturer got its start making everyday products such as waffle irons and irons, and now supplies industrial connection technology for data, signal and power.

A few months after the end of World War II, Wilhelm Harting and his wife Marie Harting launched the company in Minden, Germany under the name Wilhelm Harting Mechanische Werkstätten.

After years of making electric and connectivity components, in the year 2000, HARTING went through a strategic realignment, becoming a technology group rather than solely a component supplier.

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Now, three-quarters of a century after it first opened, the company’s products and solutions focus on Industry 4.0 and facilitating digitization. HARTING has also successfully opened up new markets in e-mobility and resource-saving power generation.

HARTING operates 14 production facilities and 44 sales companies worldwide, with 5,300 employees.

In addition, the company manufactures checkout zones for retail, electromagnetic actuators for automotive and industrial series production, charging equipment for electric vehicles, and hardware and software for customers and applications in automation technology, mechanical and plant engineering, and robotics and transportation.