25. abril 2007

Mixed medley at the Hannover Messe

Taking the stage together (from left): Dietmar and Margrit Harting with TV presenter Jean Pütz

A delegation from Minden at the stand (from left): Claus D. Cielobatzki, Karl-Heinz Gerold, Reinhard Kreil, Jean Pütz, Margrit Harting, Michael Buhre, Dietmar Harting, and Jürgen Hansch

During the fair, Bernd Hartmann and Andreas Neff, responsible for HR at HARTING Electronics GmbH & Co. KG and HARTING Electric GmbH & Co. KG, and Nicole Tissen from the HR department at HARTING KGaA spoke to dozens of students at HARTING's stand at the Jo

Students from Söderblom Grammar school visiting the HARTING stand at the RoboCup

Jean Pütz's commentaries attract numerous visitors to HARTING's main stand in Hall 11

HARTING's products, promotions and people meet with acclaim

Last week's trade fair was a resounding success for the HARTING Technology Group. Trade visitors to the HARTING stand in Hall 11 were extremely interested in the newest developments in mechanical engineering, factory automation, transportation, wind power and telecommunications presented there. The Automation IT stand in Hall 16, run jointly by HARTING and 25 partners, also generated strong interest among general visitors and trade visitors alike, who were able to observe a network that links all areas of the company via Ethernet, from offices through to the factory floor.

One of HARTING's product novelties is the new Han-Quick Lock termination technology, and the well-known trade journalist and TV presenter Jean Pütz was on hand at the stand to tell visitors how it all works. In his usual animated and relaxed manner, he also told them about HARTING's corporate history and its numerous innovations. Visitors of all ages were equally captivated by the "star presenter," who good-naturedly acquiesced to the many requests for his autograph.

As well as being a forum to present the company's new products, the Hannover Messe was also important to HARTING as an opportunity to support up-coming engineers and technicians. As one of the sponsors of the TectoYouth initiative, HARTING gave presentations on the training and employment opportunities available at its Espelkamp site at the Job & Career Market, the RoboCup German Open 2007 and the TectoYouth event. In the same role, the company also offered students from several schools in the windmill district (Mühlenkreis) of Minden-Lübbecke the opportunity to visit the trade fair and find out more about technical vocations first hand. They were presented with a varied program of activities, including a football World Cup for robots. Asked to comment on the company's support of TectoYouth, Dietmar Harting explained, "We wanted young people to be able to experience technology, and were delighted that by presenting the world of technology in such a varied way, we were able to spark such lively interest among many of the students."

Moreover, as the main sponsor of Osnabrück University's RoboCup team the "Brainstormers Tribots," which won the final of the RoboCup German Open on Saturday, HARTING was also able to prove that hi-technology is not just limited to the field of industry.

"We are delighted that the Hannover Messe went so well and that we were able to welcome so many visitors to our stands," said owners Dietmar and Margrit Harting after the event. The 2007 Hannover Messe will be accorded a special place in the company's history: not only was it Dietmar Harting's 60th year at the fair that has taken place annually since 1947, but Maresa W. M. Harting, the owners' daughter, celebrated her first day with the company on the Monday. As of 16 April 2007, she is active as board member responsible for the areas of finance, controlling and taxes at HARTING, following in the footsteps of her brother Philip F. W. Harting, who joined the company as Managing Director Asia Pacific in June 2005.

Visiting the
Visiting the "superstudium.de" stand run by the Central Association of the German Electrical and Electronics Industry (ZVEI) (from left): Dr. Reinhard Hüppe (ZVEI), TV presenter Gülcan Karahanci, Dietmar Harting (HARTING KGaA), presenter Britta Wiegand, and Jean Pütz
Visitors from the windmill district (from left): Philip F. W. Harting, Volker Böttcher (Director of Sparkasse Minden-Lübbecke bank), Heiner Brockhagen (Head of Urban Development for Espelkamp), Thomas Palus (Business Customer Advisor at Sparkasse Minden-Lübbecke), Margrit Harting, and Heinrich Vieker (Mayor of Espelkamp)
Visitors from the windmill district (from left): Philip F. W. Harting, Volker Böttcher (Director of Sparkasse Minden-Lübbecke bank), Heiner Brockhagen (Head of Urban Development for Espelkamp), Thomas Palus (Business Customer Advisor at Sparkasse Minden-Lübbecke), Margrit Harting, and Heinrich Vieker (Mayor of Espelkamp)