Bright minds have always been dealing with the subject of light.
Even though it is said that the light bulb was invented by Thomas Edison, scientists and inventors were already researching the use of electrical light in the early 19th century. Although the first patents for light bulbs were awarded in 1841, Edison only permitted their practical use and mass production in 1880.
We at EGLO have found a place in the history of light that has been successfully growing for over 50 years.
”Contemporary design, coupled with high functionality, at affordable prices”
This has always been, and continues to be, our motto.
At the cutting edge, we develop and produce products that are tailored to the needs of our customers. Currently we are working intensively on the the subject of Smart Lighting and bring light and lighting into a digitally networked and easily controllable form.
Whatever the future will bring in terms of light, we will continue to carry contemporary lighting solutions for all areas of life from the Austrian Tyrol into the entire world.
Moments that showcase our bright history.
Enter the number 1969 into a search engine. You will find that it was a very busy year: America celebrated Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon. The first heart transplant was performed in Germany, and the Concorde went on its virgin flight in France. Our corporate history begins in that year as well.
Determination, perseverance and constant development: These are the cornerstones we established the company upon.
About 50 years ago, the founder Ludwig Obwieser gave the company exactly these characteristics. So far he has written a success story that we not only celebrate, but that we can also be proud of.
company building in Pill, Austria 1976
company building in Arnsberg, Germany 2016
"From the Tyrol into the World" sounds more like Tourism. The globalisation of EGLO started out in the 1980s and 1990s. The first step in 1986 was the founding of the first sales company in Germany. We now operate over 70 companies in more than 50 countries.
Site in Hungary
The first EGLO plant was built in Hungarian Pásztó in 1994. The site has grown continually and now comprises a 4-floor production hall with 14,000 m² and a 5,000 m² fully-automated high-bay warehouse.
EGLO plant in Pásztó, Hungary
We have built our warehouses in central locations to permit quick delivery. In 1997, our storage area exceeded 10,000 m3 for the first time. This trend continued for the next 20 years. By 2017, the storage area had reached approx. 200,000 m3.
Production site China
We have been producing in China since 2001. Our office and production building covers an area exceeding 120,000 m². The EGLO China factory has more than 1,100 employees.
Into the future with LED
The world of lights is characterised by more than just visual trends. We also keep up with the latest technical developments. This way, we started our journey in LED technology in 2006.
Today, almost our entire range is made up of long-lived, energy-saving LED illuminants.
Steve Jobs presented the first iPhone in 2007. From that point on, the smartphone began its triumphant advance. And now your home will be smart too. That's why we're working on solutions so you can control your lights and your home quickly and easily with your smart devices.
EGLO smart lights
Commissioning in India
We have been producing our lights in China and Hungary for many years. Another milestone in light production was the opening of our plant in India. After thorough preparation, the first EGLO light was produced in India in 2017.
Think global, act local. No company understands this philosophy better than the EGLO Group: Headquartered in Pill, Austria with over 70 companies worldwide, more than 80,000 lights produced per day, factories in Hungary, China and India.
New Logistics Centre, Magdeburg, Germany
Breaking Ground in Magdeburg
As part of our continued development of our European logistics network we are adding a fourth central warehouse in Magdeburg, Germany. This new warehouse will have space for approx. 76,000 pallets and will employ over 150 people. The warehouse is planned to come on stream in January 2021.
A ship cannot be kept on course without a captain and a helmsman. For us, this responsibility is shared between the group management and the expanded management.
Mag. René Tiefenbacher
CEO EGLO group
Mag. Axel Böchzelt
Managing Director Sales
Mag. Peter Gabl
Manager of finance & IT
Mag. Christian Huber
Management purchasing, production & quality assurance
Expanded group management
Production management International
Ing. Mag. (FH) Erkan Kizilkan, MBA
Sales planning, production (India & China), disposition, QS/QC