The Harting Technology Group, a global leader in industrial electrical connection technology, sets standards in the development of innovative Connectivity-Solutions for the requirements of Industry 4.0. With strategic investments and a strong global presence, the company is driving digitalization and Automation in various industries. In this article you will find the latest company news.

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Establishment of a global headquarters in Switzerland

08.07.2024 | Harting has announced that it will bundle supra-regional top management positions in Switzerland, which will further advance global management. With this step, the technology group is developing into a future-proof Global player for connectivity solutions.

CEO Philip Harting is pleased with the development and explains: “The establishment of the global headquarters in Switzerland is a further step in our strategic development and internationalization with the aim of being globally competitive and regionally strong.”

Present in Switzerland for over 40 years

Harting has been present in Switzerland for over 40 years and already operates a production site there as well as global innovation hubsTogether with Studer Cables AG, which was acquired two years ago, Harting wants to develop innovative industrial connector cable solutions in order to offer customers worldwide added value.

The construction of the global headquarters is still in the It's time for planning, however, Philip Harting sees this as a positive development for the approximately 6000 employees worldwide. In the long term, jobs and investments in Germany, Switzerland and worldwide are to be secured. Germany, especially Espelkamp, remains a central anchor point for the Harting family. The headquarters of the Harting Stiftung & Co. KG will remain in Espelkamp and local projects and initiatives will continue.

Jörg Scheer becomes Managing Director of Harting Customized Solutions

Harting.Joerg Scheer25.10.2023 | Jörg Scheer was appointed to the management of Harting Customized Solutions Management GmbH on October 1, 2023.

“With Mr. Scheer, we have been able to gain an internationally experienced specialist and manager with decades of industry experience for our company. Welcome to the team,” explained Philip Harting, CEO of the Harting Technology Group.

Jörg Scheer is an industrial engineer and previously held various management positions in the Connectivity-Industry busy. He takes over from Christian Schumacher, who will continue his professional career outside of the technology group.

Harting also 2023 Company of the Year

March 20.03.2023, XNUMX | Harting was again as company of the year Deutschland Test and Focus Money have named the technology group the industry winner in the Electronic Components category for the second time in a row. The study was carried out by the Institute for Management and Economic Development (IMWF). 

Four categories for the industrial connector specialist

There was four categories: Award Winner, Highest Trust, Customer Favorite and Germany’s Best – Sustainability. The connector specialist received full marks with 100 points. “We do everything we can to take economic, social and environmental aspects into account appropriately. Our results in the categories show that we are still on the right track with our efforts,” says CEO Philip Harting, pleased about the renewed award.

Several million mentions to around 19.000 companies from over 200 industries competed for the coveted award. An award-winning company must achieve an overall score of at least 60 points.

Discontinued new business with Russia

Philip HartingMarch 04.03.2022, XNUMX | “We deeply regret what is happening, how much suffering is happening to people. Our thoughts are with you and especially with our employees and their families,” explains Philip Harting, CEO of the Harting Technology Group. “Our employees around the world are helping Donate. We all want to help alleviate people’s suffering.”

The company, shareholders and employees from the national companies worldwide therefore support humanitarian aid projects of the International Red Cross for people in need in the Ukraine and for refugees in the receiving states.

At the same time, the provider of electrical connection technology is ceasing new business with Russia following the sanctions imposed on Russia by the EU.

“Of course we stick to it applicable law as well as the applicable export control guidelines and the applicable sanctions law," says Harting. The effects of the sanctions are carefully examined on a daily basis. As a precaution, products and customers have therefore also been delisted whose civilian application and business purpose cannot be clearly proven.

Harting is Company of the Year 2022

Harting Company of the Year 2022

February 14.02.2022, XNUMX | That's Harting Company of the year 2022. This is what Focus Money magazine, together with Deutschland Test and the Institute for Management and Economic Research (IMWF), gave the family business in the category “Electronic componentsThe technology group is also at the top of the German medium-sized companies. According to the latest analysis by the information network "DDW Die Deutsche Wirtschaft", it ranks third among the 10.000 most important German medium-sized companies. The current ranking includes German-owned companies with an annual turnover of up to 1 billion euros.

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The investigation of Germany test and Focus Money shows which companies have the best conditions for the start of the new year. In 2021, the editors of the meta-study already identified the innovation award assigned to Harting. In the current "Company of the Year" award, the price-performance ratio, customer trust, service quality and ecological, economic and social sustainability were evaluated, among other things. In each dimension received the Connectorsspecialist received the highest rating in each case and was thus significantly ahead of the other 21.000 or so participants who were put to the test in the study.

28 factors with different weightings

The DDW In their analysis of the importance and evaluation of companies, they based their analysis on neutral data on 28 factors with different weightings, including sales and employee numbers and expenses for Research and Development, patent strength, employer offers, certifications, industry cooperation, investment activities, university partnerships, offers of dual study courses, aspects of sustainability, Online Visibility, company age etc

Physical participation in SPS 2021 canceled

November 16.11.2021, XNUMX | The Harting Technology Group decided at short notice not to physically attend the event this year SPS fair to take part in Nuremberg. “We made this decision with a heavy heart. Physical participation in the SPS is not responsible given the dramatic increase in the number of corona infections, especially in Bavaria and neighboring countries," explained Philip Harting, CEO of the Harting Technology Group, today. “The well-being of our employees and the well-being of our customers is the most important thing.”

The Robert Koch Institute, together with many doctors, had advised against large events, and the Bavarian state government declared a disaster last week.

“We very much regret the cancellation and hope to be able to intervene in the trade fair again next year,” said the CEO. The technology leader for industrial connectivity will instead inform its customers about the new products digital Kanäle present.

Efficient connectivity for climate protection for ten years

21.07.2021 | The Harting Technology Group has been a member of the nationwide pioneering initiative Climate Protection Companies for a decade. The Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs (BMWi), the Federal Environment Ministry (BMU) and the German Association of Chambers of Industry and Commerce (DIHK) have now honored the technology leader for their commitment.

Climate protection and production go hand in hand at Harting. “Ecological responsibility is a fundamental part of our actions,” says the company philosophy. All locations in Germany therefore source 100% renewable energy.

Around 18.500 t less CO2-Emissions annually

Four combined heat and power plants (CHP) are operated with biomethane gas, three of which have been expanded into combined heat and power (CHP) plants. The PhotovoltaicsGlobal output is around 1,89 MW peak. In total, an average of around 2011 t of CO has been released since the 12/18.500 financial year2-Emissions saved annually.

Environmental and climate protection has been an integral part of everyday company life since 1996. An internal environmental protection award was introduced as early as 1989.

1st place in the innovation award

Harting innovation awardJuly 09.07.2021, XNUMX | The magazine Focus Money Together with Deutschland Test and the Institute for Management and Economic Research (IMWF), the Harting Technology Group was awarded this year's Innovation Prize. The family business is pleased with first place in the category: Electronic components and is therefore one of “Germany’s most innovative companies”.

7000 companies with the largest number of employees

Which companies have the greatest innovative power? The award-giving body has asked itself this question for the fifth time. In the run-up to the awards ceremony, the analysts examined the approximately 7000 companies in Germany with the largest number of employees.

The topics of innovation activity, new products and technology, investments as well as research and development are the focus of the evaluation of a comprehensive online evaluation. 12 million reviews were included in the results. They show which companies in which sectors have the greatest innovative power.

EDC wins if Design Award

21.04.2021/2019/XNUMX | The EDC was officially put into operation in the summer of XNUMX. It is automated with small parts High-bay warehouse and high-speed shuttle. In Espelkamp, ​​East Westphalia, there is one of the most innovative logistics centers in Europe on 18.000 m². The EDC combines the most modern logistics technology with ergonomic workplaces.

The EDC was awarded in the Architecture discipline, Office / Industry category. The iF Design Award is presented once a year by the world's oldest independent design institution, the iF International Forum Design GmbH in Hanover. The EDC impressed the 98-member, independent, international jury of experts with its modern, pleasantly open and light-flooded architecture. There were almost 10.000 applications from 52 countries.

“The EDC underlines the company’s technological logistics expertise, because all of our innovative products and solutions are in this lighthouse project,” says CEO Philip Harting. “I am proud of this recognition. The iF Design Award recognizes the work of the entire team,” emphasizes Peter Seipp, Managing director of 3deluxe.

Back in June 20, 3deluxe was awarded the German Brand Award in Gold for the EDC. The staircase in the EDC reception area won the “Staircase of the Year 2019” award. 

Harting and MIT cooperate in matters of connectivity

January 28.01.2021, XNUMX | The connectivity specialist is part of the Industrial Liaison Program (ILP). MIT joined to become a member of one of the world's leading innovation ecosystems.

"The participation in the Industrial Liaison Program of the MIT will support us in our concern to offer our partners worldwide and especially in the USA a measurable added value", emphasizes dr Kurt D. Bettenhausen, Board Member for New Technologies and Development.

 "We are pleased that we have found a partner with the global market and technology leader for industrial connection technology, with whom we can jointly advance innovative solutions", says Karl F Koster, Executive Director, Corporate Relations Industrial Liaison Program at MIT.


Who is the Harting Technology Group?

The Harting technology group is a world-leading provider of industrial connection technology for the three lifelines of power, signal and data. The family-run company with headquarters in Espelkamp set a standard that is still valid today with the patented Harting Han connector in 1965. It also manufactures checkout zones for retail, electromagnetic actuators for industrial applications, housings, control cabinets and Automotive, Charging equipment for electric cars as well as hardware and software for Automation, Mechanical engineering and plant engineering, Robotic and Transportation. 

How many employees does Harting have?

Around 6500 employees generated sales of 2022 million euros in the 23/1,036 financial year. (Source: Harting Stiftung & Co. KG)

How many locations does Harting have?

14 production sites and branches in 43 countries.

What is a Harting connector?

A Harting connector is an industrial connector used for electrical and electronic connection in various applications. It ensures a robust and reliable connection for data, signal and power transmission.

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Angela Struck

Angela Struck is editor-in-chief of the development scout and freelance journalist as well as managing director of Presse Service Büro GbR in Ried.