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  • 1945 – First HARTMANN microswitch with magnetic closing system

Our history going back over 75 years

From high-quality stylographs through to highly-complex sensors: We are able to look back with pride on an eventful and equally successful corporate history.
Our engineering and sales locations

Important milestones in our history

1936Company founded by Eduard Hartmann in Nieder-Ramstadt near Darmstadt / Germany. Manufacture of frames made from high-quality woods and artificial horn for the bags industry, later manufacture of fountain pens, mechanical pencils and ball pens
1942Company headquarters moves to Schornbach
1945Entry into electrical engineering with the first HARTMANN microswitch with a magnetic closing system
1966Manufacture of first products for the automotive industry
1998Fully-automated production of micro-compact switches begins
2000Change of owner; the 3rd generation of the Hartmann family sold its shares to the current owners, among others, however, Hartmann remains a family-run business
2002Development of the first electronic sensor for measurement of seat position
2004Establishment of production facilities in Romania.
Implementation of the first hall systems in the convertible car business segment
2007Serial production starts for rotation angle sensors
2010Transmission sensors launched
2011The company celebrates its 75th anniversary
2012Foundation of Hartmann-exact (Kunshan) Co., Ltd.
2013Owners of the Swoboda Group purchase an additional 50% of the stock and become sole owners of the Hartmann-exact Group;
Foundation of Hartmann-exact Inc. in Grand Rapids (Michigan, USA)