nVent honors Hoffman Enclosures' 75th anniversary

Oct. 6, 2020

Hoffman Enclosures began 75 years ago when its founder Harry Hoffman designed an innovative automation press guard. Ahead of its time, the guard product protected workers from injuries, kept factories running and served as the core product for the launch of his namesake company in October 1945. Now, as part of nVent Electric plc, a leader in electrical connection and protection solutions, the nVent Hoffman brand lives on through the industry’s most comprehensive protection portfolio of electrical enclosures that meet global and local standards for a vast range of applications.

“The spirit of discovery and absolute integrity that Harry Hoffman possessed continues today,” says Karla Leis, vice president and general manager. “We pride ourselves on our reliability and expertise for finding the right solutions. While an enclosure typically is a lower-cost item in the overall automation solution, it is also one of the most critical parts in protecting people and equipment.”

With more than 12,000 products and tailored solutions, nVent offers a global manufacturing footprint and a uniquely complete range of IEC and NEMA electrical enclosures under the nVent Hoffman brand, plus thermal management solutions, the company says. All nVent Hoffman products are manufactured to the highest standards, and backed by service and sales support around the world.

The company is committed to building on its legacy of innovation and globalizing the business, it adds. To provide faster, reliable access to trusted, high-quality products, as well as localized support and services from qualified providers in more markets and regions, nVent continues to grow its enclosures business through product innovation, industry-leading distributor partnerships, global operations and sales, and acquisitions. For example, the company acquired Eldon Holding AB last year, which bolstered its European product and service offering, and recently opened factories in India and China to build on its already significant capabilities in the United States, Mexico, Romania and Poland, among other locations.

Looking forward, nVent is investing in new, smart and safety-focused enclosure and thermal management products, and panel shop automation solutions, it says. It’s also transforming its processes by digitizing the front and back ends of ordering and delivery to make it easier for customers to get the solutions they need faster. 

These plans, among other advances, are all part of nVent’s commitment to being easy to do business with, the company says.

“We take care of our customers and have the expertise that few can match,” Leis says. “Our people are why we succeed. The passion they have, the quality they bring to our products, and the teamwork they put into taking care of our customers. That has been central to our growth for 75 years, and it’s central to our continued success.”