It was first established in 1978 under the name Hartono Elektrik as a small shop that sells electrical equipment and is located on Jl. Kertajaya 75, Surabaya Indonesia.
Hartono Electric, who initially sold electrical equipment, later developed into one of the big players in the electronics business in East Java.
In 1999, the new management of Hartono Elektrik changed the name from Hartono Elektrik to Hartono Elektronika, and then in 2014 the word 'Elektronika' was removed from the brand name, becoming Hartono.
Hartono has a company name of PT. Hatsonsurya Electric.