20. aprile 2007

A witness to success spanning decades

Sepp Heckmann, Chairman of the Board of Management of Deutsche Messe AG (l.), congratulates Margrit and Dietmar Harting on 60 years of continuous Hannover Messe participation

Dietmar Harting honored by Deutsche Messe AG for 60 years of trade fair participation

Six decades of continuous exhibitor presence at Hannover Messe is an impressive track record for HARTING and twelve other companies honored by Deutsche Messe AG for their decades of uninterrupted participation in the world's largest industrial trade fair, traditionally held in Hannover.

And Dietmar Harting, president and personally liable partner of HARTING KGaA, was able to celebrate a very special anniversary as well. Not only has the company HARTING been exhibiting at the Hannover Messe over a period spanning six decades, but Dietmar Harting himself has also participated in the event every year, right from the very outset. As a seven year old youngster he took part in the first "Export Trade Fair" as the event was called in those early days. Joining his parents Wilhelm and Marie Harting, the founders of the Espelkamp based enterprise, Dietmar Harting firstly came to the fair in Hannover on 18th of August, 1947. And has been doing so ever since. "For me, the Hannover Messe remains the key venue for industry, also after 60 years. This is where latest technologies are presented, as well as their viability, in other words, all the relevant applications and implementations of these technologies," as Dietmar Harting sums up the significance of the world's largest industrial trade fair.

Sepp Heckmann, Chairman of the Deutsche Messe Board of Management, thanked Dietmar Harting for his trust as exhibitor, and especially for his personal engagement as entrepreneur in his function as Chairman of the Exhibitor Advisory Committee of Deutsche Messe AG.

HARTING´s 1st booth at Hannover Messe 1947
HARTING´s 1st booth at Hannover Messe 1947