Harting Applied Technologies GmbH has won the “Toolmaking of the Year 2020” competition as overall winner in a top-class field of participants with more than 200 companies.
In addition to the overall victory, the Harting subsidiary also won the award in the category “Internal Toolmaking under 50 employees”.
The company has already won in this category in 2014, 2016 and 2018. The award is presented by the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT and the Machine Tool Laboratory WZL of the RWTH.
According to the jury, the decisive factor for Harting Applied Technologies was “the clearly defined strategy for each business unit, which included roadmaps with defined fields of action and goals, as well as the particularly high level of awareness of vision and strategy within the workforce”. The high level of machine utilisation in all manufacturing technologies through extensive automation, powerful machines and innovative solutions also played a positive role.
The company has a complete system landscape with high data consistency and relies on a colour system that provides information about tolerances, technologies and surface characteristics.
“The overall victory in this renowned competition makes me proud. The two prizes are a credit to the entire team,” says Dr. Volker Franke, Managing Director of Harting Applied Technologies.