The real fuel behind a company's success is its people. Peter and Olaf Harken recognized this basic business principle more than 50 years ago when starting Harken/Vanguard in the lake country of Southeastern Wisconsin. Since those early days, Harken has grown from a backyard dream, to a global reality with group offices around the world and distribution in 48 countries.

With an eye focused on the future, Harken has established new, efficient production facilities in the USA and Italy. Ownership and responsibility for manufacturing and quality control is a relatively recent development at Harken.

By bringing production in-house and adding sophisticated machinery, highly trained technicians, the innovative ideas of engineers, and enhanced work-flow models, we believe we’ll continue to discover unlimited possibilities for growth.