GERRY WEBER OPEN: 25th anniversary tournament with HARTING connectors

Han-Eco® in the umpire's chair ensures clear decisions on the Centre Court

Espelkamp, (PresseBox) - The HARTING Technology Group will be playing its part in the 25th GERRY WEBER OPEN from 17 to 25 June in Halle in Westphalia. As they place their serves, the tennis professionals can be certain that the decisions taken in every match will be completely unequivocal. This is because HARTING Technology Group will be providing the 25th GERRY WEBER OPEN with their Han-Eco®connectors for data, signals and power. The Han-Eco® connectors will be installed in the umpires' chairs and used in the matches between the first-class players at the tournament.

The GERRY WEBER OPEN has been one of the most important and prestigious tennis tournaments in the world since its launch in 1993. Even in its first year, it attracted an audience of around 85,000 to watch exciting volleys on the Centre Court in the GERRY WEBER STADIUM, which is also used for other major events throughout the season. Last year, a total of 111,000 people watched some thrilling world-class tennis; the audience at the final of the ATP tournament alone numbered 11,500. The total prize money for 2017 amounts to over €1.8 million.  

"We chose HARTING and the Han-Eco® because the connectors made a good impression on us in every respect: they are reliable, robust and guaranteed to perform well, making them ideal for our tournament," said Stephan Pumpe from the Marketing Department at GERRY WEBER WORLD. The HARTING connectors will be installed in the umpires' chairs and connected directly to their laptops.

The Han-Eco® can be fitted quickly and easily. It is used by the organisers of many broadcast events such as pop and rock concerts, theatre performances and musicals. "We are delighted that with our connectors ensuring supply and communication we will be making a contribution to the smooth running of this leading tournament," said Stefan Olding, Managing Director at HARTING Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG.

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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, 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.

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