Shenzhen China, October 20, 2017-- HARMAN International, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung focused on connected technologies company for automotive, consumer and enterprise markets, held a grand opening ceremony, celebrating the relocation of HARMAN Technology (Shenzhen) office to CMP Plaza, Shenzhen.

Dinesh C. Paliwal, President & CEO of HARMAN joined with other HARMAN global and China management teams at the opening ceremony.

Established in 2005, HARMAN Shenzhen is an important design and business hub for HARMAN in South China. Covering 11,700 square meters, the new office in CMP Plaza will be responsible for the R&D of Consumer Audio products, and Professional Solutions, and also sales of Connected Car business. At the same time, it will host corporate functions such as HR, Finance, Procurement, and IT.

Solid Local Footprint for HARMAN Global Business

China’s consumer electronics products market share is enjoying steady yearly growth, and the southern China area has become the country’s most dynamic and important electronics manufacturing base. With the expansion of HARMAN China’s business frontier, HARMAN Shenzhen gradually hosts more and more functions to integrate with the global business, for instance, Consumer Acoustics Engineering moved to Shenzhen in 2011; later on, Design Center, Consumer AKG engineering, Embedded Audio Business Unit, Consumer Headphone Business Unit successively moved here; Professional Engineering China for Global also moved to Shenzhen last year. It continues to attract a growing number of talents from home and abroad.

Over the past seven years, HARMAN has realized exceptional growth, and has developed a variety of Red Dot Design Award-winning consumer audio products. In the future, by harnessing its expertise, HARMAN Shenzhen will continue its commitment to technology R&D, developing increasingly personalized smart audio solutions. Additionally, the well-recognized HARMAN Professional Solutions set new benchmarks for the industry by supporting a series of large-scale events, including the military parade celebrating the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to China, the G20 Hangzhou Summit, and the BRICS Xiamen Summit.

New Business Milestone Starts A New Journey

HARMAN Shenzhen’s solid footprint features an epitome of HARMAN China’s robust growth. HARMAN China has burgeoned from a small team of less than ten people to more than 3,700 employees across the country. HARMAN has successively established world-class R&D centers in Shanghai, Shenzhen, Chengdu, and Suzhou, and two manufacturing plants in Suzhou and Dandong, many flagship stores and experience centers.

“The Chinese economy has enjoyed rapid growth,” said Dinesh C. Paliwal, President & CEO of HARMAN. “The China market is very important for HARMAN for its exceptional talent and also as a market for growth in Automotive, Consumer and Enterprise markets. Our business milestone serves as a validation of our people and product strategy as well as the successful long-time partnerships we have cultivated. The new office also serves as a testament of our confidence in our future and the promising China market.”

HARMAN serves large industries in China, such as automotive, consumer electronics, and professional audio solutions, with a customer base that is growing exponentially. Along with R&D centers and two manufacturing plants, HARMAN Shenzhen operates with a Local for Global mindset, identifying customer needs and seeking the best possible solutions in order to provide the most state-of-art products for its clients.

ABOUT HARMAN

HARMAN (harman.com) designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers, and enterprises worldwide, including connected car systems, audio and visual products, enterprise automation solutions; and services supporting the Internet of Things.  With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. More than 50 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and connected car systems. Our software services power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated and secure across all platforms, from work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 30,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia. In March 2017, HARMAN became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.