Hip, hip, HARTING!
Three subsidiaries of the HARTING Technology Group are celebrating their anniversaries. For a total of 90 years, HARTING Germany, HARTING Korea and HARTING Switzerland have embraced the Technology Group’s corporate vision of “Shape the Future with Technologies for People”.
The globalisation of the HARTING Technology Group began in 1979 when a national subsidiary was set up in France. “After that, things came thick and fast. The globalisation agenda was rigorously pursued over the next 10–15 years. Starting with Japan via Hong Kong to America,” Dietmar Harting, CEO of the Technology Group, recalls. Today, HARTING has 44 sales companies, 14 production facilities and six development locations around the world.
Hurrah – 25 years of HARTING Germany!
Almost 20 years after the first sales company was opened abroad, the Technology Group decided to place sales in the hands of a company specially set up for that purpose in Germany, too. Its presence in Germany was underscored by a unique building – the “Botta Building” – by the Ticino architect Mario Botta. The building fits seamlessly with the townscape of Prussian military buildings and barracks in Minden, offering 2,700 square metres of office space for HARTING employees.
Hurrah – 25 years of HARTING Korea!
The Technology Group’s Korean national company was opened in Seoul in 1998. 16 years later, the head office was moved to Seongnam – with an assembly centre and warehouse created at the new facility at the same time. This enabled the Technology Group to respond faster to customer requests and offer more tailored services and solutions. Since then, this subsidiary has been demonstrating the innovative strength of the Technology Group in South Korea. For example, this national company has been a certified “Samsung QVL Supplier” since 2014. In 2018, HARTING Korea received the “Award of Excellence” by the special interest magazine “Money Today” for its consistent growth in relation to innovation, technology development and customer focus in the South Korean market.
Hurrah – 40 years of HARTING Switzerland!
The Technology Group founded its Swiss subsidiary, based in Biel, in 1983. HARTING produces around 2,700 different types of connectors locally – in a fully automated facility. The Technology Group also offers surface coating and the 3D-MID / Mitronics division at a local level.
Philip Harting, CEO of the HARTING Technology Group, remains delighted that his father opted for globalisation years ago. “Social challenges such as de-globalisation show us specifically how important it is to be close to your customer as a point of contact and also to manufacture close to your customer. In this way, we remain true to our vision: ‘We want to create values for people’.”