About HARTING Americas

HARTING is the gold standard in connectivity for industrial environments and mission-critical applications.

As the pioneer in connectivity, HARTING combines the quality and customer service of its family-owned operations with a global footprint backed by in-region manufacturing facilities and local teams with deep engineering expertise.

With a reliable and robust approach to connectivity for any environment, HARTING enables improved efficiency and sustainability and future-proofs the businesses of today to power the innovations of tomorrow.

Meet Jon DeSouza, President & CEO of HARTING USA

HARTING is The Right Partner

We see our customers as partners, as we share the same journey. Our customers' challenges are our challenges. We see ourselves as consultants, listening to and understanding our customers so we can find the right solution for their particular application. We know that confidence comes from dependable connections that stand the test of time.We have developed a strong distribution network so that our customers can get the products they need, wherever, whenever. Furthermore, it's important to us that we match the customer with the person who can help best, whether it's someone in Sales, Engineering, Product Management or somewhere else. We are in sync with our customers at all levels and build real relationships so that our customers can be confident to rely on us anytime, anywhere.

The HARTING story

The beginning

HARTING was established in 1945 in Espelkamp, Germany, by Wilhelm Harting. His goal was simple: manufacture useful technical products for the industry emerging in Germany. In 1965, we invented the rectangular connector after recognizing the need for an alternative to circular Mil Spec connectors. Since then, the HARTING Han® connector has becoming the standard for industrial connectivity worldwide.

Coming to the Americas

In 1986, HARTING decided to cross the Atlantic and opened HARTING Americas right in the U.S. heartland, less than 50 miles outside of Chicago. HARTING Americas continued to expand, opening sales and manufacturing facilities in Canada, Mexico and Brazil.

HARTING today and tomorrow

Today, we predominantly focus on the three lifelines of industry - power, signal and data - through a wide portfolio of industrial connectors, board level connectors and components for industrial Ethernet. However, in keeping with Wilhelm Harting's original goal, we continue to develop new technologies to support the needs of today's markets far beyond connectors. Today, we are leading in Industry 4.0/IIoT with the standardization of Industrial Single Pair Ethernet with organizations like IEEE, ODVA, and IEC. 

HARTING Recognition and Success Stories

HARTING has received global recognition across technology, business and social responsibility:


  • Hermes Award for innovative RFID-Transponder (International technology award at the Hannover Messe)


  • Ludwig Erhard Prize: excellence initiative for sustainable outstanding services and competitiveness


  • Professional Woman Award 2010: outstanding commitment to the advancement of women and the reconciliation of work and family life
  • Factory of the Year: top prize for the "Outstanding Mass Production" category for excellent three-year performance


  • Great Place to Work® 2011
  • Germany's Best Employers: award for special quality and attraction as an employer
  • OWL Culture Award 2011 in the "Large Companies" category
  • Climate Protection Company since 2011: exemplary commitment to the climate-protecting and efficient use of energy


  • Manufacturing Excellence Award: best practice in the information technology category
  • Energy Efficiency Award 2012: comprehensive company strategy to systematically reduce energy consumption


  • Manufacturing Excellence Award: special award for sustainability


  • Factory of the Year: overall winner
  • Germany's Top Employer since 2014 (awarded yearly by FOCUS SPEZIAL, Xing and kununu)
  • Manufacturing Excellence Award: Special award for process innovation
  • Toolmaker of the Year - GmbH Category: Internal Toolmaker with less than 50 employees


  • The Brands of Hidden Champions 2015 - HARTING improves ranking from 32nd to 26th place
  • Axia Award 2015: sustainable HR management and corporate structures, financing and brand image
  • Human Resources Excellence Award 2015: Best Apprentices Marketing


  • Toolmaker of the Year - GmbH Category: Internal Toolmaker with less than 50 employees
  • Hermes Award for mini-industrial computer HARTING MICA (International technology award at the Hannover Messe)


  • CSR-Award from European Rail Industry


  • Toolmaker of the Year - GmbH Category: Internal Toolmaker with less than 50 employees


  • Gold LEAP Award: IX Industrial - Mini Ethernet Connector 


  • German Brand Award in the "Gold" category 
  • Toolmaker of the Year - GmbH Category: Internal Toolmaker with less than 50 employees


  • Bronze LEAP Award: Har-modular series 
  • Gold IDEA! Award: Machines & Components - har-modular®
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