NORDEON and Hess - a strong link

30th August, 2013

Hess remains as a prestigious brand and site

The Dutch lighting manufacturer NORDEON takes over the business operations of Hess from 1st October, 2013. Patrick van Rossum (left), Partner Varova and Managing Director NORDEON GmbH, and Pierre van Lamsweerde (right), CEO of the NORDEON group, see this partnership as a groundbreaking step for the future. Hess will thereby entirely focus on its strength again - the production of decorative and design-oriented outdoor luminaires of high quality.

Wide range of products “made in Europe”

Production sites in Springe (DE), Villingen-Schwenningen (DE), Chalon sur Saône (FR) and Gaffney (US)

NORDEON and Hess are already successfully positioned companies in their respective market segments. With its product line, NORDEON concentrates strongly on the development and production of luminaires for indoor and outdoor use. NORDEON’s site in Springe is considered as Europe’s biggest manufacturing plant for the production of professional LED-luminaires. Hess mainly focusses on the development and production of decorative and design-oriented outdoor luminaires.
With the merger of the two companies, NORDEON can offer customers a wide range of products from industrial lighting over technical and functional lighting up to high-quality design-oriented outdoor luminaires. “Our customers can expect maximum quality, reliability, flexibility and ability to supply”, explains Pierre van Lamsweerde, CEO of the NORDEON group, and adds: ”We want to introduce the strengths of NORDEON and Hess, bundle them and combine them to a strong whole”.

Decades of experience in the lamp and luminaire development

NORDEON was founded in October of 2012 as part of the purchase of Philips’ development and production site for professional lighting in Springe, Germany. As early as two months afterwards, in October of 2012, the NORDEON group was extended through the acquisition of the Philips site specialised in the production of fluorescent lamps located in Chalon sur Saône, France. Finally, in March of 2013, Vulkan GmbH was acquired, which formerly belonged to the Hess group.
Through the acquisition of Hess from October 2013 onwards, NORDEON has around 600 highly skilled and ambitious employees in total. It is produced at 4 sites in Germany, France and the USA. Owner of the NORDEON group is Varova, a Dutch-based investment company focussing on sustainability and the long-term perspective.

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