LONDON Interconnect technology group Harting recently celebrated its 25th anniversary in the UK with a celebration event for staff and customers at Rushton Hall, near the company's U.K. headquarters in Northampton. The guests of honour were the company's owners Dietmar Harting and his wife Margrit.
The anniversary was marked by the presentation of a vase to Dietmar and Margrit Harting by Anglia, one of the company's U.K. distributors.
Harting was originally set up in Germany 1945 by Dietmar Harting's father, Wilhelm, and established its first U.K. sales operation at Biggin Hill, Kent, in 1980. Rapid growth meant that the company was soon looking for larger premises, and in 1990 it relocated to modern premises in Northampton.
Today, Harting employs over 100 people in the UK, and the original sales and marketing activities have been supplemented by a manufacturing operation, Harting Integrated Solutions, which produces backplanes based on the company's connector technologies and acts as a centre of excellence for the Harting Group worldwide.
From left: Richard Wood, Harting; Dietmar and Margrit Harting, Steve Rawlins, managing director of Anglia; and Lee Nye, Marketing Director for Anglia.