HARTING Technology Group

15. April 2009

Award nomination confirmed - HARTING at the HANNOVER MESSE 2009

Philip Harting

April 20, 2009 is the long awaited day: for the 62nd time, the HANNOVER MESSE will open its gates

From April 20 to 24, some 6,150 exhibitors hailing from more than 60 countries will be on location in Hanover to present their technologies for the future. In addition to automation, special focus is on the renewable energies area, with its own trade fair on wind energy. Korea is this year’s partner country.

The 2009 trade fair event holds very special significance for HARTING: the new “Fast Track Switching“ technology has been put on the shortlist for the Hermes Award bestowed on outstanding technological achievements and innovations. As part of the HANNOVER MESSE, the Hermes Award is presented by Deutsche Messe AG. Endowed with prize money of € 100,000 it is the most lucrative international technology award. In 2006 RFID technology by HARTING already took the award. This year’s winner of the Hermes Award is still strictly top secret. The official award ceremony will be part of the opening event of April 19, 2009. “Naturally, winning the Hermes Award for the second time would be a very special distinction. But the nomination alone documents that our newly developed technologies are performing exceptionally well in international competition,” as Philip Harting, Head of Connectivity & Networks, enthused on the nomination.

RFID and Fast Track Switching are the highlights featured at our Main Stand C 13 in Hall 11. Spread out over a 832 square meter stand area, the HARTING Technology Group will be showcasing its novelties in the areas of installation technology, device connectivity, automation IT and customized solutions up to and including Friday, April 24, 2009. The impressive walk-in Han-connector, a model almost three meters high, will once again provide fairgoers with extensive insights into the technologies at work here. This year, HARTING will be placing special emphasis on wind energy and transportation topics. In the two areas HARTING will be featuring two special topical series highlighting the practical application of its products and solutions.

Continuous innovation in all areas is at the core of HARTING’s activities. In line with this philosophy, this year’s HARTING stand will not only feature additional innovations, but also showcase a genuine crowd-pulling attraction. Elegant looks, breath-taking performance and outstanding environmental compatibility – that sums up the world’s first series produced sports car powered by an electromotor. The Tesla Roadster is on loan from the company juwi of Wörnstadt, Germany. The company is active worldwide in the realization of projects geared to generating power from renewable energies. With electric vehicles and solar recharging stations, juwi is fielding a sound concept enabling environmentally friendly, electric-driven mobility.

The Technology Group will not only be represented by the main company stand. At many other fairground locations the distinct yellow HARTING logo will be clearly visible. For the third time in a row, HARTING will be participating in the TectoYou initiative for young people. With this engagement, HARTING would like to spark the interest for technical professions among the young generations. At Pavilion 33 (Stand A 02) this year’s focus will be on the utilization of connectors in rail vehicle technology. In the context of interactive games with a model railroad, young people have the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the technical aspects, while additional games test technical understanding and skills.
At the HANNOVER MESSE Job & Career Market (Hall 6, H 02/9) HARTING is also showing its colors once again and taking the opportunity to inform interested fairgoers on one of the most attractive employers in East-Westphalia.

The popular RoboCup challenge is on the agenda as an additional highlight (Hall 22, B 38). For the third time the robots will be squaring off on the pitch. HARTING is supporting the “Brainstormers” team by Prof. Dr. Martin Riedmiller of the Albert-Ludwigs-University, Freiburg. Apart from the soccer playing robots, HARTING has some more excitement to offer at the RoboCup challenge. The NeuroRacer embodies intelligence on four wheels. A computer program controls the racing car on a Carrera model racetrack – and learns from its mistakes and successes, improving its performance from lap to lap. At this year’s HANNOVER MESSE racing aficionados will have the opportunity to challenge the NeuroRacer.

Trade fair visitors will also encounter the HARTING Technology Group at two joint participation stands: as a partner to the EtherCat Technology Group at the EtherCat Joint Participation Stand (Hall 9, F 19) and at the Sercos International Joint Participation Stand (Hall 9, D 23).

Die Präsenz der HARTING Technologiegruppe auf der HANNOVER MESSE 2009 im Überblick

Main stand Hall 11, C 13
TecToYou Pavilion 33, A 02
Job & Career Market Hall 6, H 02/9
RoboCup Hall 22, B 38
EtherCat Joint Participation Stand Hall 9, Stand F 19
Sercos International Joint Participation Stand Hall 9, Stand D 23

press conference for professionals and trade representatives
In the course of a press conference for professionals and trade representatives on Tuesday, April 21, from 13:00 to 14:00 at the Convention Center (CC), Hall 15/16, the Technology Group will outline the upcoming and future technology trends.