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Harting and ByteSnap are recognised in Elektra Awards

21 December 2011

Harting's Han-Yellock industrial connector system has won the 2011 Elektra European Electronics Industry Award for Passive & Electromechanical Product of the Year. ByteSnap received the Design Team of the Year Award, impressing the judges with its commercial success and innovation.

The Harting team receives its award
The Harting team receives its award

Commenting on the award, Peter Hannon, managing director of Harting in the UK, said: "We are delighted to have won this prestigious award for what has become for us a flagship product range. HARTING has a long and successful history in the industrial connector sector, and the latest award serves to further emphasis our leadership in this field."

This major European honour joins a number of other awards, including the iF Design Award presented by the iF International Forum Design GmbH and the "Product of the Month" Award from the German magazine "Elektronik Journal".

Han-Yellock is a new industrial connector concept which retains the core functionality of Harting's existing Han product range but differs significantly in terms of size, shape and new features. Key features of the Han-Yellock range include an internal, latched locking mechanism on the connector hood, a wide range of Han-Yellock modules to offer a large number of potential configurations, an adaptor frame for use with modules in Harting's Han-Modular series, insulators that can snap into the front or back walls of the housing, and a protected earth contact in crimp or Quick Lock termination.

Meanwhile, ByteSnap received the Design Team of the Year Award. The company impressed the judges with its commercial success and innovation in projects as diverse as Smart Energy meters, electric vehicle charging posts, video processing and applications for iPhone and Windows Mobile.

Dunstan Power, Director at ByteSnap Design, who recently spoke at the Green IT Expo in November, said: “Winning the Elektra Awards’ Design Team of the Year title is a great honour: our client base and team have grown in 2011, and we are all delighted to be recognised by our peers for our innovative work.”

Earlier this year ByteSnap Design was also recognised as one of the leading engineering consultancies in the UK, reaching the finals of the prestigious British Engineering Excellence Awards.

The awards were presented by comedian Greg Davies at a ceremony at London's Park Plaza Hotel on the 14th December.

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