03. November 2006

Regional government president Marianne Thomann-Stahl visits HARTING

Regional government president Marianne Thomann-Stahl (second from left) and Josef Wegener (right) met up with Dietmar and Magrit Harting during their visit to HARTING in Espelkamp.

This week, Marianne Thomann-Stahl, president of the regional government in Detmold, and government officer Josef Wegener, visited the HARTING technology group at its headquarters in Espelkamp

This week, Marianne Thomann-Stahl, president of the regional government in Detmold, and government officer Josef Wegener, visited the HARTING technology group at its headquarters in Espelkamp. Marianne Thomann-Stahl, who holds a diploma in business administration, followed the invitation extended by the city's largest employer. Meeting with the entrepreneurs Dietmar and Margrit Harting, as well as the managing directors Dr. Michael Pütz and Dr. Frank Schillinger, she learned more about the success factors of the globally operating company group first hand.

In the course of a three-hour visit, the president of the regional government gained a closer impression of the company. On a guided tour of the five plants in Espelkamp, the politician was visibly impressed by the developments and the significant volume of investments that the family owned and managed company has committed to its home location. Marianne Thomann-Stahl also lauded the multifaceted engagement of the entrepreneurs. "Dietmar and Margrit Harting are dedicated entrepreneurs who also show strong commitment in their various functions serving Espelkamp, the district as well as their many activities far beyond their home region. This active commitment is also tangible throughout the entire company," as the president of the regional government commended.

HARTING's strong commitment to training and further vocational training was also discussed extensively. As Magrit Harting explained to the guest from Detmold, the technology group needs members of staff at home and abroad who hold excellent technical knowledge, as well as commanding strong language, intercultural and interpersonal skills. "In addition to in-house company training, we cover the decisive share of our personnel requirements through our cooperation with universities and technical colleges," the entrepreneur added. Since August 2006 HARTING has been charting new courses in training activities. Three students are currently undergoing the new dual course of studies entitled Bachelor of Engineering Mechatronic. In addition to their practical company training at HARTING in Espelkamp and Minden, they are acquiring in-depth theoretical knowledge at the private college for economy and technology in Vechta/Diepholz, Oldenburg. HARTING is participating in the project entitled "Dual study courses in the Mühlenkreis district“ that has been launched at the start-up and application center (GAZ) in Espelkamp. "The new teaching location is definitely strengthening Minden-Lübbecke and Herford as an economic region," emphasized Dietmar Harting in his exchange with the regional government president.