History

The Zumtobel Group since 2000
2000 from l.: J. Zumtobel, Huth (KKR), Laybourn (Thorn Lighting)
2000 from l.: J. Zumtobel, Huth (KKR), Laybourn (Thorn Lighting)
2000 from l.: J. Zumtobel, Huth (KKR), Laybourn (Thorn Lighting)
    2001 - Technology LED
    2001 - Technology LED
    2001 - Technology LED
      2002 - Light Fields range of luminaires introduces the micro-pyramidal optic
      2002 - Light Fields range of luminaires introduces the micro-pyramidal optic
      2002 - Light Fields range of luminaires introduces the micro-pyramidal optic
        2003 - Jürg Zumtobel (Portrait 1999)
        2003 - Jürg Zumtobel (Portrait 1999)
        2003 - Jürg Zumtobel (Portrait 1999)
          2006 - Initial public offering (IPO)
          2006 - Initial public offering (IPO)
          2006 - Initial public offering (IPO)
            2010 - Panos Infinity LED downlight range
            2010 - Panos Infinity LED downlight range
            2010 - Panos Infinity LED downlight range
              2012 - "Tunable White", adaptive white light with dynamically adjustable colour temperature
              2012 - "Tunable White", adaptive white light with dynamically adjustable colour temperature
              2012 - "Tunable White", adaptive white light with dynamically adjustable colour temperature
                2000
                Acquisition of Wassall plc in order to merge Thorn Lighting Group with the luminaire business of the Zumtobel Group (1998 Thorn Lighting Group is acquired by Wassall plc.); the acquisition is financed with the assistance of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co (KKR) as equity capital partner.


                2001
                Start of LED operations.


                2002
                The Light Fields range of luminaires introduces the micro-pyramidal optic for glare-free light at the workplace.


                2003
                Handover of management: Andreas J. Ludwig (2003-2010)¬†becomes Chief Executive Officer of the Zumtobel Group; after 22 years at the helm, Jürg Zumtobel becomes new Chairman of the Supervisory Board.


                2006
                Initial public offering (IPO) as the logical next step in the corporate growth strategy. The Zumtobel family remains the largest single shareholder with a stake of approximately 34 percent.


                2009
                Martin Brandt, Chief Operating Officer, becomes additional member of the board. The Group introduces a "parent company concept" with its lighting business managed directly by the Executive Board of the Group.


                2010
                Harald Sommerer succeeds Andreas Ludwig as the Chief Executive Officer of Zumtobel AG as per May 1, 2010.


                2010
                The Panos Infinity LED downlight range outdates conventional light sources in terms of efficiency, lighting quality and colour rendering.


                2011
                Mathias Dähn takes up his duties as the new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). He succeeds Thomas Spitzenpfeil, who left the Executive Board at the end of September 2010.


                2012
                Tunable White, adaptive white light with dynamically adjustable colour temperature, points the way to the future of user-focused, flexible lighting solutions.


                2013
                Ulrich Schumacher succeeds Harald Sommerer as the Chief Executive Officer of Zumtobel AG as per October 1, 2013. He also takes up his duties as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) on an interim basis, succeeding Mathias Dähn.


                2014
                In May 2014 Karin Sonnenmoser takes over her duties as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Zumtobel Group AG.

                 

                 

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