Conclusion to the exhibition year 2015

Hybrid Expo, Stuttgart | 22nd to 24th September 2015

The tenor was clear:
The manufacturers of hybrid components and production processes have a great demand for such trade fair; which gives them the opportunity to display their whole service spectrum. Two years ago, the trade fair in Stuttgart opened its gates for the first time. At this time, 33 exhibitors and 1.760 experts attended this event.
This year, during the three-day event, 70 companies displayed their service spectrum, and 2.962 experts showed their interest for serial production and manufacturing of hybrid components. Conclusion: The highly specialized trade fair has potential.

Fakuma, Friedrichshafen | 13th to 17th October 2015

This year too, the bi-yearly Fakuma that’s held at the Friedrichshafen Exhibition Centre justified their reputation as pulsating world center of plastics processing.
With 1.780 exhibitors from 38 countries and an overall exhibition space of 85.000m² the Fakuma represents – just as in previous years – the global key event and pulled 45.721 experts from 120 nations to the international trade fair for plastic processing.
The trend development shows that the markets of Western Europe continue to develop well, whereas South America, Eastern Europe, and particularly the Asian region discover sensitive downturns. The next FAKUMA will once again be held from October 17th to the 21st 2017 at the Friedrichshafen Exhibition Centre.

Blechexpo, Stuttgart | 3rd to 6th November 2015

The trade fair duo BLECHEXPO and SCHWEISSTEC was held at the Exhibition Centre in Stuttgart from the 3rd to the 6th of November 2015. The BLECHEXPO international trade fair has been able to gain a leading position in Europe, and is currently the 2nd most important trade fair for sheet metal processing. The two complimentary trade fairs are strictly aligned with the process chains for sheet metal – pipe, and profile processing, and include all aspects relevant to raw material, processing technology up to thermal and mechanical characteristics.
1.234 exhibitors from 36 countries occupied a total exhibition space of 90.000m². 38.136 experts from 110 nations were interested in their technical and core competencies. The next exhibition duo will once again take place from the 7th to the 10th of November 2017 at the Exhibition Centre in Stuttgart.

Conclusion to the exhibition year 2015:

During the exhibition year 2015 and on all three of the trade fairs, the HÄRTER group presented its new look.

Our Global Head of Sales, Mr. Hans-Jürgen Schüpf enjoyed interesting, and sustainable discussions with existing customers as well as potential new customers.

Our new, inviting exhibition booth was certainly part for a pleasant atmosphere, in such a way that we were able to talk about concrete business cases, and new inquiries in detail, and on site.

Here again, we would to thank all visitors. We were very pleased about your visit.

If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact us. We will be glad to assist.

O’zapft is!

HÄRTER, China: Tag der offenen Tür am 22. Oktober 2015

Im Rahmen eines Oktoberfests hießen wir am Donnerstag, 22. Oktober 2015 interessierte internationale Kunden und langjährige Lieferanten an unserem chinesischen Standort herzlich willkommen.

Nach der Begrüßung durch Werk- und Vertriebsleiter erfolgte die HÄRTER Unternehmenspräsentation,
bei der dem Fachpublikum unser Produktportfolio und die technische Kompetenzbandbreite veranschaulicht wurden.

Von der Theorie zur Praxis: Im Anschluss an die Vorträge machte man sich auf zum gemeinsamen Produktionsrundgang. Hierbei standen ganz klar Equipment und Know-how im Interessen-Fokus. Unsere Gäste waren fasziniert von unseren beiden neuen Investitionen, die 400 Tonnen Großpresse und eine Teilereinigungsanlage. Durch diese Anlagen sind wir in der Lage Produktionsaufträge auszuführen, die uns aktuell ein echtes Alleinstellungsmerkmal garantieren.
Von Theorie und Praxis ins Paulaner in Shenzhen: Hier ließ man den interessanten und aufschlussreichen Tag in lockerer Stimmung ausklingen und die chinesische Interpretation der „Wiesn“ fand begeisterte Anhänger.

Wir möchten uns hiermit nochmals bei allen Beteiligten bedanken, dass Sie unsere Einladung so zahlreich angenommen haben. Über Ihr Kommen haben wir uns sehr gefreut.

Capacity expansion in the larger press area HÄRTER, Königsbach-Stein and HÄRTER, China


SEYI2With the aquisition of an additional 315 ton Kaiser stamping and forming press, the capacity at the Headquarter in Koenigsbach-Stein has now expanded to a total of 14 additional presses. The stamping press has a 3 meter bed length, it is equipped with a servo drive.
In June 2015, after a design and building phase of seven month, our plant in China has put a 400 ton press into operation. The “Seyi“ press is equipped with the most current tool monitoring technology and built per HÄRTER specific requirments. All peripheral equipment is also per state-of-the art technology. Based on this investment at our China location, we will have a celebration with selected customers, long-term suppliers, and partners in October of 2015. Our facility in China was founded in 2004 and together with all 140 employees, has celebrated it’s 10 year anniversay in 2014. In the areas of stamping, assembly, and plastic technology with a production area of over 6.000 square meters, we are a leading provider of manufactured goods in this region. We have been able to reach this postion in the market based on our manufacturing experience and expertise, along with our employee resoures and with our high precision equipment. At our China facility we have 9 stamping presses (25 – 400 tons) as well as 10 plastic-overmolding presses, and assembly lines in full use. All Haerter facilities, i.e. Germany, Poland, USA, and China are now equipped with up to 400 ton press capacity and up to 3 meters in bed length. With this common equipment portofio all Haerter manufacturing facilities, independently of location, are able to provide their respective local market/customers with the a complete line of Haerter services and expertise.

Innovation Conference 2014: Härter invites the experts to a joint exchange

In celebration of the company’s 50th anniversary this year, Härter held its second innovation conference at its premises on Thursday, October 23, 2014. The platform offered the opportunity for selected customers, premium suppliers and relevant resources within the company to have an informational exchange about innovation in toolmaking, stamping technology and joining plastic to metal.

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50 years of Härter – a time trip from paid tooling maker to global player

When Wolfgang Härter started his own company in 1964, he never dreamed that his company would one day be one of the largest employers in the region. But that’s what happened. The Härter Group will be looking back at 50 years of history when it copiously and enthusiastically celebrated on the weekend of September 20-21, 2014.

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Härter donates vehicle to community charity mobiDik

The Härter company had every reason to celebrate this year: The company’s founder, Wolfgang Härter was, at 70 years young, in the best of health while the company, with 1,500 employees worldwide, could celebrate 50 years of existence. Reason enough to give the company a new ‘banner’ and to give its support to a community institution, according to the managing partner Martin Härter.

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Härter welcomes 20 new apprentices

On September 1, 2014, 20 young women and men between 15 and 23 years of age began their apprenticeships at Härter Stanztechnik GmbH and Härter Werkzeugbau GmbH. All of them were officially welcomed by our CEOs, Marting Härter and Alfred Pikl as well as our human resource director, Daniela T.-Schillinger.

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Härter 88 neue eBikes

Härter goes crazy over e-bikes

Things are on the move at H: With the dedication of the new electric bike fleet, the company is setting new standards in the area of health management and employee motivation. 88 modern, smart e-bikes, delivered by the S&G smart Center Pforzheim, will offer Härter employees and apprentices a good reason to leave their car at home and to exercise while on their way to work and in their free time.

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Preferred Supplier Award from Bosch again

Härter Stanztechnik GmbH once again received the exclusive Preferred Supplier Award from Robert Bosch GmbH which honors it for the particularly high quality services in the manufacturing and supply of products and services. The award is a great honor and highlights the outstanding work which the employees achieve every day. A close and trusting business relationship has existed between Robert Bosch GmbH and the Härter Group for many years. It is all the more gratifying that we once again were able to prove our work. As a Preferred Supplier, we also want to continue to be a major contributor to the success of the Bosch Group.

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