When the gates to HANNOVER MESSE open on 24 April, there’s better reason than ever to celebrate and take a bow, as the longstanding number-one industrial trade fair turns 70 this year. Better still, it is marking the milestone in good company. A select group of exhibitors have successfully notched up the full 70 years as well – one of them being the HARTING technology group. The family-owned company from the eastern Westphalia region of Germany has showcased itself and its products in Hannover, without a single year off, since the very first trade fair in 1947. HARTING is proudly celebrating this achievement under the birthday banner "HARTING@Hannover Messe: a strong connection for 70 years".
When Wilhelm Harting founded the company in 1945, he could surely never have dreamed that by 2017 his grandchildren Philip and Maresa would be managing a global technology group with around 4,300 employees and steering the third-generation family-run company firmly on course for the future. As a self-professed pioneer of the digital revolution, HARTING is once again showcasing a host of innovative products and solutions for Integrated Industry. A prime example is the newly developed HARTING ix Industrial robust, miniaturized ethernet interface, which has the potential to replace current RJ45s. "Integrated Industry creates added value. At this year’s HANNOVER MESSE, we are demonstrating how HARTING products and solutions truly boost customer benefits," says Chairman of the Board Philip Harting.