HARTING Technology Group to expand its market in North AmericaFebruary 26, 2018 REDWIRE is news you can use from leading suppliers. Powered by FRASERS.
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For more than 70 years, the HARTING Technology Group has established itself as a premier international provider of innovative connector technology for numerous industries – all while remaining a family-owned and -managed entity. Although headquartered in Germany, the company has also been a major presence in the North American market for years; it opened its first American plant in 1986, and its Canadian subsidiary, HARTING Canada, was launched in Montreal in 2011.
Now, HARTING is getting ready to expand its North American presence even further. The company announced on Feb. 22 that it has plans to strengthen its commitment in Mexico.
Already building a Mexican presence
HARTING launched its first Mexican factory in Silao Industrial Park in Silao, Guanajuato in 2016, and it has also built a presence in Mexico City with a sales company there. According to HARTING Americas president and CEO Jon DeSouza, the company made the decision to move to the country to be closer to its customers and to have access to the relatively new production facilities of well-known automobile manufacturers and suppliers there. “Mexico is crucial in our growth strategy,” says DeSouza.
Among the developments planned is an increase from roughly 50 to 200 employees at the Silao plant in the near future. The factory is about 250 kilometres away from Mexico City and very close to Leon International Airport, which makes it convenient for HARTING to deliver products to clients from its warehouse in little time.
What makes HARTING’s Mexican affiliation even more timely and significant is that Mexico has been chosen as the partner country for this year’s Hannover Messe, which runs from April 23 to 27. One of the world’s largest trade shows, the Hannover Messe has showcased the peak of industrial technology since 1947. HARTING will be present at the 2018 Messe with the “Snap”, a self-driving electric car from Rinspeed that uses HARTING’s Fast Charging environmentally friendly technology.
By expanding its Mexico presence, the HARTING Technology Group continues to solidify its reputation as a major global technology force, employing more than 4,600 people in 43 countries.
To learn more, contact HARTING.