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HATO Agricultural Lighting is one of the world's major producers of agricultural lighting solutions. We owe our leading position to our innovation, knowledge of the latest technologies, as well as a strong commitment to the agricultural sector. We have held our leading position for more than 45 years thanks to the innovative and cost-efficient solutions we supply to the agricultural sector. 

CEO Paul Obers emphasises the importance of innovation, which is the key to success for HATO Agricultural Lighting. "It is our ambition to apply lighting solutions in different circumstances, to create an optimal light climate while guaranteeing animal welfare. This can only be achieved by continuous and clever innovation."

 A correct light climate is an essential aspect of good housing equipment.  For more than 45 years, we have provided innovative lighting solutions which focus on animal welfare and performance. Our engineers are able to use solid scientific research to answer the needs of the agricultural market. This is how we develop lamps for specific animals and applications.


MISSION


Tailored lighting solutions

Delivering respected lighting solutions worldwide, for the advancement of our customers and with a focus on animal welfare.

Our Vision

We aim to ensure an optimal light climate by providing high quality, sustainable and tailor-made products that answer today’s needs of both farmer and animal. By doing so, we help our customers to improve their performances without losing sight of animal welfare.

HISTORY


2017

HATO new office

HATO is branching out yet again. The building beside the former main office is being renovated, increasing the total area to 3800 m2. This expansion was a logical response to the growth in new international business and in the number of personnel.

2014

HATO 40 years

HATO celebrated its 40th anniversary.

2012

LED's the future

In 2012, HATO introduced a new LED product line for the agricultural sector.

2008

HATO Lighting Solutions

In 2008, the HATO Lighting Solutions department was set up in answer to the growing demand for customised solutions.

2000

UNI-Q

In 2000, HATO added the Uni-Q line to its range of proprietary brands.

1999

Moving to Sittard

In 1999, the company moved to Sittard where it is still located today.

1997

Welcome Paul Obers

In 1997, Paul Obers, director and owner, joined the company as partner. Mr Obers started off as a seasonal worker with the company in 1982.

1995

Expanding business

In 1995, HATO began to develop a revolutionary fitting for the ANWB, the Royal Dutch Touring Club. In 1996, HATO acquired Industrial Tube Lighting (ITL).  The main focus of this company was the poultry industry. Afterwards, HATO moved to Slootsekuilen in Beringe (NL).

1981

Mushroom lighting

In 1981, HATO extended its portfolio with solutions for the mushroom sector.

1974

Where it all started

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

2019

HATO CELEBRATES 45 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE!

HATO celebrates 45 years full of passion, improved animal welfare and happy customers all over the world. Dutch engineering since 1974!

Team


The team at HATO Agricultural Lighting is made up of a specially selected group of experts who share a passion for the agricultural sector. HATO has all the expertise it needs under one roof so that it can respond immediately to the questions and needs of the agricultural sector.


Paul Obers

CEO - owner


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Jos Driessen

Sales Director


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Roger Janssen

Operational Manager


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Kim Geurts

Head of Research


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Tom van Hertem

Research Engineer


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Jacobine Visser

Research


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Roy Godding

Business Development Manager


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Cristabel Huerta

Business Development Manager


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Ferry Monné

Business Development Manager Asia


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Irene Macian Diaz

Business Development Manager


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Robert Verberkt

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Miguel Gomez Suarez

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Susan Frijns

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Marketing Director


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Kim Delahaye

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Strategic Manager


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Floris Grommen

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Remco Vliegen

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Wilma Daemen

Product Designer


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Raymond Goossens

Service Engineer


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Gaston Spronck

Service Engineer


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Dylan Rabeling

Quality Coordinator


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Senior Quality Coordinator


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Lotty Jacobs

Quality Support


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Daphne Waasdorp

Human Resources


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Logistics & Production Manager


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