Jon DeSouza, President, Harting Americas, (third from left) accepts the plaque recognizing Harting’s acceptance in UL’s Client Data Acceptance Program. Joining DeSouza are, from left to right, Dr. Stephan Middelkamp, Head of Quality & Technology Services at Harting Technology Group; and UL’s Björn Seitz, Andreas Entzeroth, and Sebastian Krug.
Montreal – 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 North 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.
With 13 production facilities in Europe, Asia, and the Americas, 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.
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