"Mexico is crucial in our growth strategy," DeSouza says. He said the decisive factors for the move to Central America were proximity to customers and the fact that well-known automobile manufacturers and suppliers had recently opened their own production facilities in Mexico. HARTING’s world-renowned quality is produced in Silao. The company’s manufacturing facility in Silao Industrial Park is just one kilometre away from Leon International Airport. This enables HARTING to ensure fast delivery to its customers from its own warehouse. In addition, the capital Mexico City is only 250 km away. There are currently about 50 employees working in the HARTING plant in Silao. An increase to 200 employees is planned for the near future.
HARTING has been present on the American continent for more than three decades. The company opened a plant and distribution company in 1986 in Elgin, Illinois, near Chicago. Today 150 emloyees supply more than 7,000 customers. Other sales organizations are located in Montreal, Canada and in Sao Paulo, Brazil. As a member of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC), and partnerships with e.g. IBM Watson and Microsoft, HARTING is involved in the development of new technologies in the USA through to market maturity.
In the 2016/2017 financial year, HARTING generated sales of € 73 million in the Americas, an increase of some 22%. For 2017/2018, the Technology Group expects consolidated Group sales to increase by 5-6 percent.
HARTING Technology Group is one of the world’s leading providers of industrial connection technology for the three lifelines of Data, Signal and Power and has 13 production plants and branches in 43 countries. In addition, the company also produces retail checkout systems, electromagnetic actuators for automotive and industrial series use, charging technology and cabling for electric vehicles, as well as hardware and software for customers and applications in automation technology, robotics and transportation engineering. In the 2016/17 business year, some 4600 employees generated sales of EUR 672 million.
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