In South Africa, Alstom trains travel with Harting technology

The Harting Technology Group is expanding its business activity in South Africa. Han-Modular connectors are now produced for the train division of the French industrial group Alstom.

Harting has a sales office in Johannesburg. The Technology Group is able to provide services and solutions for its partner Hiconnex Industrial to comprehensive national standards and with the well-known Harting quality.

The cable and connector distributor Hiconnex Industrial handles the complete assembly of Han-Modular connectors. These Han-Modular connectors are fitted into Alstom trains, which are then delivered to the South African national transport company PRASA.

“This partnership is a win-win-win situation for all companies involved: for Alstom, for Hiconnex Industrial and for Harting,” said Bernd Fischer, general manager corporate regional management at Harting. It is also important that, with this project, all companies support local markets in South Africa.

“We are delighted that Alstom is impressed with our expertise and quality products in the rail sector,” said Chris Brand, general manager of Hiconnex Industrial. Harting and Hiconnex Industrial are looking to develop a long-term partnership.

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