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Harting celebrates 70th anniversary

Harting celebrates 70th anniversary

August 28, 2015 - On September 1, 1945, Wilhelm and Marie Harting launched the company “Wilhelm Harting Mechanische Werkstätten“ in a 100 square meter hall of a repair workshop in Minden.1 September marks the 70th anniversary of the family owned and managed company.

On the occasion of this milestone birthday, the company, the city of Espelkamp and the region look with pride on the exceptional achievements spanning the decades. Since starting out in the year 1945, Hartinghas advanced to the position of a globally renowned Technology Group.

In the year 1947, Hartingwas already represented at the first Hannover Trade Fair. The company put in dynamic growth, and soon needed more space. In 1950, the move was made to the neighbouring Espelkamp, a settlement of refugees that was beginning to prosper.

Today, Hartingis present on all continents with a total of 12 production sites and 42 sales companies. In a matter of weeks, the first manufacturing facility in Central America will open its doors. In Silao, Mexico, small switch cabinets, overloaded cables and cable harnesses will be produced. “This plant is the right step to expand our position in North and Central America,“ as Philip F. W. Harting states.

Hartinghas great expectations pinned especially on business revolving around Integrated Industry topics and issues. These activities are to be consistently expanded. As Philip Harting explains: “We are accompanying our customers on their way to Industry 4.0 with tailored and modular solutions.”

This course can only be charted in connection with qualified and highly motivated employees, which is why training and further training holds such high significance at Harting. And in the company’ seventieth year, the resounding success once again justifies Harting'scourse. In the last 2013/14 business year (September 30), sales advanced by an impressive 13% to EUR 547 million, thereby reaching a new high mark. The number of employees rose around 2,400 members of staff.

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