The German firm has been manufacturing complete connectivity system solutions for medical devices on which patients and doctors are urgently dependent in the coronavirus pandemic
Against the backdrop of the coronavirus (Covid 19) pandemic, the Germany-based HARTING Technology Group - one of the world's leading providers of industrial connection technology - has taken numerous measures to protect its employees on the one hand, while ensuring that customers continue to benefit from a reliable supply of HARTING products and solutions on the other. "The protection of employees, but also maintaining the supply chain, is our top priority," as Philip Harting, CEO of the HARTING Technology Group underscored. HARTING supplies renowned manufacturers of medical and respiratory equipment with customer-specific cable assemblies.
Working under high pressure, several German manufacturers are currently producing the medical devices on which patients and doctors are urgently dependent in the coronavirus pandemic. HARTING has aligned its internal processes so as to supply these medical device manufacturers as quickly as possible. For years now, HARTING has been manufacturing complete connectivity system solutions for these devices. The current high and short-term requirements and the maintenance of the associated supply chain present major challenges for all parts of the company. At HARTING, securing the supply of the required components takes priority over all other activities.
All manufacturing, storage and delivery functions are secured by separation in space and time as well as a multitude of hygiene measures. Where expedient and sensible, many employees are already working from their home office. In addition, HARTING started to ramp up its stock levels weeks ago in order to be able to respond in the best possible way to any supply chain disruptions. Specially formed back-up teams serve to safeguard key areas when necessary.
A corona task force and a pandemic team coordinate all necessary measures. "We are experiencing something that is absolutely unprecedented in this form. And we don't know when the nightmare of the ‘Corona pandemic’ will end and what challenges still lie ahead. One thing is certain, we are doing everything we can to protect our employees and help our customers wherever possible," Philip Harting went on to emphasize.
The HARTING Technology Group - which provides industrial connection technology for the three lifelines of data, signal and power - has 14 production plants and 44 sales companies. Moreover, the company also produces retail checkout systems, electromagnetic actuators for automotive and industrial series use, charging equipment for electric vehicles, as well as hardware and software for customers and applications in automation technology, mechanical and plant engineering, robotics and transportation engineering. In the 2018/19 business year, some 5,300 employees generated sales of EUR 750 million.
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