27. szeptember 2010

HARTING Systems produces its 500,000th vending machine

Stefan Bruns (Managing Director), Bernd Knost (Production Process Manager) and Ingrid Strümpler (Customer Center Manager) (f.l.t.r.) with their celebratory landmark vending machine.

HARTING Systems is now celebrating a landmark achievement – it has produced a remarkable half a million vending machines. This HARTING Technology Group company specializes in housing technology.

Its success is highlighted by the production of its 500,000th vending machine. “As well as achieving the remarkable figure of 500,000 vending machines, we have been operating in this market segment for more than 50 years and innovative new developments will further consolidate our market position at home and abroad,” as Stefan Bruns, Managing Director of HARTING Systems stated.

HARTING embarked on the production of vending machines in 1959. The company has since developed and produced more than 40 different models and types. Cigarette vending machines and vending machines for retail goods are sold worldwide and are adapted to meet country-specific requirements in terms of design, size, material and legal provisions. SEMTRON, the first outdoor vending machine, was produced in 1986. The company has ranked as market leader with its indoor vending machines, while the TOWERLINE series is particularly well known. The VARIOTEC, developed by HARTING Systems in 1997, is one of the most secure outdoor vending machines produced to date. Thanks to a range of innovations, the company has expanded from cigarette vending machine to become a retail partner offering a wide range of vending system variants for high-value consumer goods. The focus here is on reduction of theft. The vending and security systems developed guarantee both retailers and end customers maximum benefits thanks to intuitive operation.

In 2002, the company moved into the newly constructed plant on the “Espelkamp Hafen” industrial park. The production site spreads out over an area of more than 17,000 m² and is equipped with advanced, leading edge production technology. HARTING Systems has constantly continued to differentiate its portfolio and today develops, plans and produces customized housing technology made from aluminum, steel and stainless steel for the wind power industry, among others. In addition, HARTING Systems carries out orders for various companies as a metal processing production plant covering stamping, laser processing, edging, bending, welding, surface treatment and assembly.