HARTING held its annual Open House and Distributor Awards at the Electronics Distribution Show (EDS) on May 11th at booth 400 in the Mirage Events Center. This annual tradition for the company gives its distribution partners the opportunity to see the company’s latest initiatives and products. This year the theme was “Driving the Industry.” The event began with a presentation from Chairman of the Board Philip Harting and President and CEO of HARTING North America Jon DeSouza.
HARTING Delivers on Commitment to Educational Tools
Last year, HARTING made a promise that they would expand their educational tools for the market with the creation of the HARTING Roadshow Truck, HARTING Knowledge Center Content Hub App, and expansion of HARTING-U.com. This year, HARTING not only fulfilled this promise, but these tools were brought into the hall for visitors to experience first-hand. They were treated to a tour of the Roadshow Truck by HARTING’s technical experts and invited to schedule the truck to come to their customers. In addition, they were given the opportunity to use the apps at the HARTING App Station.
HARTING also demonstrated their VideoCall an Expert service to their partners, which allows customers to video chat with a technical expert offering real-time support and eliminating the wait for email responses or the difficulty of explaining a problem over the phone.
Driving the Industry with New Solutions
HARTING launched the Han® ES Press whose conductor termination technology based on the cage clamp termination allows simple, quick and vibration-proof assembly of conductors with or without ferrule. The Han® ES Press plug-in jumpers also enable multiple contacts to be bridged directly at the connector. The Hermes Award winning MICA was featured as well. MICA won the prestigious award at Hannover Messe this year and was complimented by President Obama when he visited the HARTING booth at Hannover Messe.
Expanding into Mexico
HARTING shared the latest in their expansion into Mexico. Currently, they have opened a sales office in Mexico City, and will open their manufacturing facility in Silao in July. The HARTING Mexico facility is an important step forward in HARTING’s strategy enabling them to be closer to their North America customers and continue their significant growth strategy in this market segment. Most importantly, with strong focus in developing the local Supply Chain, HARTING’s flexibility in supporting increased customer demands will be unparalleled.
HARTING Distributor Awards Honors Their Partners Across Key Categories
One of the highlights ever year is the HARTING Annual Distributor Awards. This year three distributors were awarded in four different categories:
- Allied Electronics took home two awards for Distributor of the Year and New Product Sales Growth. In 2015 Allied Electronics grew sales and new product revenue more than any other distributor and displayed an overall outstanding partnership with HARTING.
- Mouser Electronics was awarded New Customer Growth for gaining more new HARTING customers than any other distributor that year.
- Arrow Electronics was presented the award Digital Marketing Partner of the Year. In 2015, Arrow launched their new website, which resulted in a complete new HARTING landing page as well as heavy investment on promoting HARTING. They also developed a comprehensive marketing campaign for HARTING’s board-to-board and wire-to-board product lines.
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