History: Four generations of light
Enthusiasm for technology, fascination with electricity, and profound interest in lighting prompted Carl Steng to found a specialist lighting company in 1911 - at a time when homes and streets were still illuminated by gas.
His son, Hans, successfully led the business through the difficult post-war period and the era of the German economic miracle. In 1972, the responsibility passed to the third generation of the family, to Peter Steng, grandson of the founder. Following the innovative footsteps of his forefathers, he was an early advocate of low-voltage lighting.
The development of pioneering systems that combined high-quality engineering with attractive design led to many national and international awards.
Andreas Steng, representing the fourth generation of the family, joined the senior management team in 1997, and acquired the ownership in 2004.
The Steng success story demonstrates that tradition and progress are not mutually exclusive. All Steng lights are manufactured according to the highest quality standards in Germany.
The company’s Stuttgart facility is home to a team of around 30 employees, working in development, sales, marketing, production, and logistics – all under one roof.
Steng Licht products are 'Made in Germany' and sold across the globe – their main markets are Germany, the USA, Australia, the Benelux countries, Scandinavia, and Switzerland.
The majority of Steng Licht products are their own creations. However, this does not stop them collaborating with designers from around the world. Successful examples include the optimal range, designed and conceived by Ulirch Reichart from Austria, Lumo, designed by Serge Cornbellissen from Belgium, Lightness and Lumelnnium, designed by Henk Stallinga from the Netherlands or the sucessful cooperation with Stefanie Hering, Berlin. And not to forget Sign, one of their evergreen products – designed by Franz Weigand from Stuttgart. As with many Steng creations, the Sign range has remained largely unchanged since its original production in 1988, paying testament to its timeless appeal. In recent decades, Steng products have been received a host of international design awards.
Steng Licht is a traditional family-run business. The Steng family are in full ownership of all equity.
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