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HARTING Canada Hosts Annual Media Day

July 27, 2018 | By Mario Cywinski

Ashley Smith-Heine (centre), HARTING Americas, with Carl Maalouf (right) and Peter Hanna (left), HARTING Canada.

Ashley Smith-Heine (centre), HARTING Americas, with Carl Maalouf (right) and Peter Hanna (left), HARTING Canada.

HARTING Canada recently held its annual Media Day at the Cluny Bistro in Toronto, Ontario. The event gave those in attendance a sneak peak at some of the products the company is working on.

Ashley Smith-Heine, Vice President of Sales, HARTING Americas along with Carl Maalouf Director of Sales and Peter Hanna, Territory Sales Manager Greater Toronto Area, HARTING Canada were on hand to present information about HARTING and answer any questions attendees had.

Maalouf outlined how HARTING Canada is doing as well as introducing Peter Hanna, who took on his role recently.

Ashley Smith-Heine

“Our Canadian sales strategy focuses on market diversification and developing brand awareness, while maintaining our leadership in transportation, machinery and broadcast and entertainment,” said Carl Maalouf, Director of Sales for HARTING Canada. “Growth has been strong in all key markets, with notable gains in Western Canada in other sectors like data centers. The company also keeps close to Canadian customers with the HARTING Roadshow Truck, which happens to be visiting Quebec and Ontario this month to familiarize customers with the company’s key products. In the spring, it toured Alberta and British Columbia.”


Smith-Heine outlined the six trends in IIOT that the company is focusing on, which include: miniaturization, modularization, customization, identification, integration, and digitalization. She also spoke about new products, including new MICA start kits.

Carl Maalouf

“HARTING means innovation – that’s been our story for almost three quarters of a century and it’s a big part of our success in Canada specifically and throughout the Americas,” said Smith-Heine. “Our solutions for both industrial and board-level connectivity are designed to facilitate the adoption of both conventional or advanced production concepts in factory and process automation.”

Available in mid-August, HARTING’s MICA starter kids offer hardware and software preloaded. They allow for implementation of basic IIoT processes (such as machine and system condition monitoring, RFID tracking, and shop floor level Ethernet network management) using MICA edge gateway device. The kits can be set up and running in under 10 minutes.


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