HARMAN International Industries, Incorporated (NYSE:HAR), the premier connected technologies company for automotive, consumer and enterprise markets, today launched a refresh of its corporate brand, unveiling a new logo and new division names. HARMAN’s new logo represents the Company’s mission to enable seamless, connected lifestyles for the home, car, stage and enterprise through its leading audio products, infotainment systems, software and connected services.
For nearly 70 years, HARMAN and its iconic brands have delivered innovative products and technologies for homes, automobiles, recording studios and venues across the world, growing from an audio pioneer into a broader connected technology partner. With a legacy of designing industry first audio technologies, the Company expanded its presence in the car by becoming a leader in automotive infotainment, developing some of the earliest technologies for navigation, connectivity and safety and security solutions. Today, HARMAN is the partner of choice for global auto manufacturers with a presence in 80 percent of the luxury cars on the road and supplying nine of the top 15 automakers. In 2015, recognizing the increasing role of software and services in the markets it served, HARMAN expanded its capabilities around cloud, mobility and analytics with the recent acquisitions of Symphony Teleca and Redbend, the emerging de facto standard for over-the-air (OTA) updates and an essential part of cyber security solutions. With these additions, HARMAN transformed itself into a connected technologies company poised to leverage the Internet of Things.
“The evolution of our brand identity showcases HARMAN as a powerful, proven and progressive technology company at the center of a connected and ever-changing world,” said Dinesh C. Paliwal, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of HARMAN. “Our products and services are engineering the connections between people and all of the life experiences that surround them. The reinvention of our logo symbolizes the ever-evolving spirit of our Company and our commitment to innovating brilliant solutions that truly integrate our connected lifestyle.”
In conjunction with the launch of its new logo, HARMAN has introduced the new tagline “Expect Brilliance,” representing the Company’s elevation beyond award-winning audio and automotive supplier, to a complete technology provider for seamless living.
To better reflect the evolution of the business and the markets HARMAN serves, the Company has also updated its division names. The Infotainment division will now be known as Connected Car; Professional becomes Professional Solutions; Lifestyle becomes Lifestyle Audio; and Redbend, Symphony Teleca and HARMAN Automotive Services are now within a fourth division: Connected Services.
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 connected services. 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 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and connected car systems. The Company’s 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 25,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $5.9 billion during the last 12 months ended March 31, 2015. The Company’s shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol NYSE:HAR.
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