Products and solutions can now be licensed for US market even more quickly
Elgin, IL, January 10 2017 - UL, "Underwriters Laboratories", one of the world’s leading safety certification organizations, has granted the HARTING Technology Group the approval and license for the Client Test Data program. Under this program, HARTING is able to conduct testing in its own test laboratory and submit the data to UL in order to streamline the process for UL certification. As a consequence, UL certification requirements are now seamlessly integrated into HARTING’s product development process, as samples can be tested in-house.
UL product certification, in turn, allows the HARTING Technology Group to better support the North American Market. UL is an independent safety science organization that helps manufacturers to tackle business challenges and opportunities in safety and compliance, cybersecurity, sustainability, quality and brand leadership. The headquarters of the company is based in Northbrook, IL, with numerous locations around the globe.
"UL‘s acceptance of our test laboratory into this program means that we can now license our products even more quickly for the American market and push forward efficiently with customer-specific solutions that we develop jointly with our customers," says Dr. Stephan Middelkamp, Head of Quality & Technology Services at HARTING Technology Group.
Photo caption: Celebrating UL certification, issued at the SPS IPC Drives Trade Show in Nuremberg: Dr. Stephan Middelkamp, Head of Quality & Technology Services at HARTING Technology Group; Björn Seitz, Sales Manager E&PT DACH (UL); Jon DeSouza, President and CEO HARTING Americas, Andreas Entzeroth. Engineering Director E&PT (UL) and Sebastian Krug, Sales Executive E&PT North Germany (UL; left to right).
The HARTING Technology Group, family owned and based in Germany, employs more than 4,300 people globally with subsidiaries and branch offices in 40 countries. With production facilities in Europe, Asia, Mexico and the United States, the HARTING portfolio of connectivity solutions focuses on multiple levels, from the machine to the device and into the communication infrastructure. The U.S. facility in Elgin, Illinois is one of three HARTING locations that manufactures the HIS product line (HARTING Integrated Solutions - backplanes) and custom cable assemblies. HARTING also has custom cable assembly capabilities in Mexico and Brazil. The company’s core business is intelligent and high-performance connection technology. HARTING works in almost all industrial markets with a focus on requirements for robust, reliable connectivity solutions.