STAMFORD, CT – Harman International Industries, Incorporated,
the leading global audio and infotainment group (NYSE: HAR) today confirms that
it will continue to provide fully integrated infotainment systems and other
navigation solutions to Mercedes-Benz.
Production for the next generation infotainment systems, including HARMAN navigation, begins this month for S-Class vehicles and will begin for high volume C-Class vehicles at the beginning of 2014. The HARMAN premium infotainment unit delivers a seamless experience into the vehicle combining wireless connectivity, enhanced navigation and even productivity applications that transform the car into a mobile office – all safely and intuitively.
Michael Mauser, HARMAN’s Executive Vice President and Co-President of the Infotainment and Lifestyle Divisions commented, “We have a long-standing relationship with Mercedes-Benz for both Infotainment and car audio with our Harman Kardon brand. We are very excited to introduce our next generation system with exceptional connectivity and upgraded navigation to Mercedes drivers worldwide.”
) designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets — supported by 15 leading brands, including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon® and Mark Levinson®. The Company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 13,400 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported net sales of $4.4 billion for the twelve months ending June 30, 2012. The Company's shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol NYSE:HAR.