2014

HATO 40 years

Hato celebrates its 40th anniversary.

2012

LED

In 2012 Hato introduces a new LED product line for the agricultural industry.

2008

Customization

In 2008 Hato's Lighting Solutions division is established as a response to increased demand for customized solutions.

2000

Uni-Q

In 2000 the Uni-Q range is included in Hato´s range as one of Hato's proprietary brands.

1999

Sittard

In 1999 the company moves to Sittard in the Netherlands, where it is still located today.

1997

Paul Obers

In 1997 Paul Obers, Directer and owner of Hato Bv, joins the company as a partner. Obers first joined the company in 1982 as a seasonal worker.

1996

ITL

In 1996 Hato acquires Industrial Tube Lighting (ITL), a company mainly active in the poultry industry. Consequently, Hato moves to Slootsekuilen in Beringe (NL).

1995

ANWB

In 1995 Hato starts to develop a revolutionary fitting for ANWB, the Royal Dutch Touring Club.

1981

Mushrooms

In 1981 Hato expands its portfolio with solutions for mushroom houses.

1974

Hato

In 1974 Hato is founded in Tegelen, the Netherlands. Founders Hay Roodbeen and Ton Elsenberg lent their names to the company and delivered cables and fittings to the agricultural sector.