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Company History

Carling Technologies has six ISO9001 and IATF 16949 registered facilities, employs over 2200 people and enjoys a worldwide network of sales and distribution of its productions.


February 16, 1920

Founder, Arthur Carling, established Carling Tool and Machine Company located in Hartford, Connecticut, USA. As a skilled toolmaker, his work was specific to tool, dies and special machinery.

Tools and Dies


Arthur Carling and Carling Tool & Machine were known for creating many tools, dies and special machinery.

First Manufactured Product


Carling Tool and Machine Company’s first manufactured product was a duster brush. This handheld brush was made for home and factory use.

New Location

December 1930

Headquarters moves to 620 Capital Ave, Hartford, Connecticut, USA from the previous Asylum Ave, Hartford location.

Product Expansion


Carling begins engineering and manufacturing Switches.

Name Change

March 6, 1944

Due to the emerging electrical industry, Arthur Carling legally changed the name of the company to Carling Electric Inc.

President Change


Founder, Arthur Carling was succeeded as President by his son, Arthur Richard Carling.

New Location

November 1, 1950

Headquarters moves to New Park Avenue, West Hartford, CT, USA from the previous Asylum Street, Hartford location.

President Change


Arthur Richard Carling was succeeded as President by his brother-in-law, Wesley T. Sorenson.

Incorporation in Europe


Carling makes its first step towards global expansion. March 27th, 1969.

Location Expansion


Manufacturing facility opens in Matamoros, Mexico. After 9 years of operation this location moved its facility to Matahuela, Mexico in November 1978.

Location Expansion


Manufacturing facility opens in Brownsville, Texas, USA.

Name Change


Carling legally changed the name of the company to Carlingswitch Inc.

President Change


Richard Sorenson, Sr., son of Wesley Sorenson, joined the company in 1969 and succeeded his father as President in 1975. Richard Sorenson, grandson of the founder, continues to lead the growth of Carling Technologies as President.

Product Expansion


Carling begins engineering and manufacturing Circuit Breakers.

New Location


Worldwide Headquarters moves to 60 Johnson Avenue, Plainville, CT, USA from the previous West Hartford location.

Location Expansion


Europe/Middle East/Africa Headquarters opens in Exeter, Devon, England. First parcel of land was purchased in Exeter in 1988 and the second parcel of land was purchased in 2003.

Location Expansion

October 3, 1994

Asia-Pacific Headquarters opens in Kowloon, Hong Kong, China.

Name Change

September 1, 2000

Carling legally changed the name of the company to Carling Technologies Inc.

Business Acquisition


Acquired Moritz in 2004. Sold aerospace division and integrated marine division in 2012.

Location Expansion


Manufacturing facility opens in Zhongshan, China.

Business Acquisition

January 2007

Acquired 50% share of Maretron.

4th Generation Leadership

January 2012

Christopher T. Sorenson, Chief Operating Officer
Christopher started in 11/15/2004 as Director of International Sales.

Jennifer S. Buddenhagen, Chief Marketing Officer
Jennifer started in 09/06/1999 as Director of Marketing.

Richard W. Sorenson, Jr., Vice President, COO, Maretron & Vice President, Octoplex Systems
Richard started in 10/21/2001 as Director of Strategic Markets.

Going Green

March 2015

Worldwide Headquarters installs state-of-the-art Solar Photovoltaic System. It is comprised of 1,710 solar panels and is expected to produce over 630,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity per year.

Business Acquisition

July 1, 2017

Acquired 100% ownership of Maretron.

Joint Venture

March 9, 2018

Carling-Dhoot India Pvt. Ltd formed, a joint venture with Dhoot Transmission Pvt. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of wire harnesses, cable systems, industrial controls, and sensors headquartered in Aurangabad, India.