South Africa: Alstom trains travel with HARTING technology

South Africa: Alstom trains travel with HARTING technology

Partnership with Hiconnex Industrial / Local Han-Modular® connector production / Win-win-win-situation for all companies involved

Espelkamp, 15 August 2018 --- 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,” says Bernd Fischer, General Manager Corporate Regional Management at HARTING. And, what is also very important, with this project all companies support local market in South Africa.

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


The HARTING Technology Group is one of the world's leading providers of industrial connection technology for the three lifelines of Data, Signal and Power and has 13 production plants and branches in 43 countries. Moreover, the company also produces retail checkout systems, electromagnetic actuators for automotive and industrial series use, charging technology and cables for electronic vehicles, as well as hardware and software for customers and applications in automation technology, robotics and transportation engineering. In the 2015/16 business year, some 4,300 employees generated sales of EUR 586 million.



HARTING Stiftung & Co. KG

Detlef Sieverdingbeck

General Manager  

Communication and Public Relations  

Marienwerderstr. 3

32339 Espelkamp


Phone: 05772 47-244

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