HARTING garners “Innovator of the Year” award

Award conferred for company’s ix Industrial® connector / Competition sponsored by specialist medium DESIGN&ELEKTRONIK

Espelkamp, November 10, 2017 – The HARTING Technology Group has long been known as an innovative company. Now HARTING has been honored as “Innovator of the Year” in an award ceremony in Munich. HARTING garnered the award from DESIGN&ELEKTRONIK trade magazine in the electromechanics category for its ix Industrial® connector. The connector was jointly developed by the Espelkamp-based family-owned business together with Japan’s HIROSE technology group.

In response to the challenging and growing demand for global digitization technology, HIROSE and HARTING agreed last year to team up and bundle their strengths. The result is the jointly developed ix Industrial® – a miniaturised Ethernet interface for high data rates. Together, both partners have standardised the new ix Industrial® mating face to IEC/PAS 61076-3-124. This standardization gives users investment security and, thanks to a broad technological base, consistently the right contact for future applications in the “Internet of Things”.

Trade medium DESIGN&ELEKTRONIK had announced the “Innovator of the Year” competition in a total of eight categories (electromechanics, digital technology, chip production, analogue technology, measurement technology, optoelectronics, passive components, and services). Over 1,500 readers participated in the online voting.

Jonas Diekmann (left) and Kilian Schmale (second from left) accepted on behalf of the company the “Innovator of the Year” award in Munich. Armin Deinzer, Strategic Sales manager EMEA (HIROSE), and Joachim Klawonn, Business Develop Manager Industry (HIROSE, right), were also happy about winning the price.

The HARTING Technology Group, family owned and based in Germany, employs more than 4,300 people globally with subsidiaries and branch offices in 40 countries. With production facilities in Europe, Asia, Mexico and the United States, the HARTING portfolio of connectivity solutions focuses on multiple levels, from the machine to the device and into the communication infrastructure. The U.S. facility in Elgin, Illinois is one of three HARTING locations that manufactures the HIS product line (HARTING Integrated Solutions – backplanes) and custom cable assemblies. HARTING also has custom cable assembly capabilities in Mexico and Brazil.  The company’s core business is intelligent and high-performance connection technology. HARTING works in almost all industrial markets with a focus on requirements for robust, reliable connectivity solutions.

Media Contact:

Christina Chatfield,
Vice President of Digital Strategy and Marketing Communication
HARTING North America         
1370 Bowes Road
Elgin, IL 60123, USA
+1 (847) 717-9217

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