Your trusted partner in agricultural lighting since 1974
The history of HATO
Where it all started
In 1974, HATO was founded in Tegelen, in the Netherlands.
HATO extended its portfolio with solutions for the mushroom sector.
HATO acquired Industrial Tube Lighting (ITL). Afterwards, HATO moved to Slootsekuilen in Beringe (NL).
Welcome Paul Obers
In 1997, Paul Obers, director and owner, joined the company as partner.
Moving to Sittard
In 1999, the company moved to Sittard where it is still located today.
HATO Lighting Solutions
The HATO Lighting Solutions department was established for the growing demand for tailor-made solutions outside the agricultural sector.
LED’s the future
HATO introduced a new LED product line for the agricultural sector. The CORAX and BUBO are still the best-selling HATO products nowadays.
HATO is branching out yet again. The building beside the former main office is being renovated, increasing the total area to 4900m2.
HATO 45 years
HATO celebrates 45 years full of passion, improved animal welfare and happy customers all over the world. Dutch engineering since 1974!
HATO acknowledges its leading position in the global market with a new corporate identity. We are fit for the future!
The HATO family
A family culture prevails within HATO and we operate accordingly. We work honestly, open and with respect. Our team consists of a mix of friendly professionals that share a common passion for the agricultural sector. They are more than happy to improve your life through their thorough knowledge of agricultural lighting.