Osram and Hess conclude a strategic collaboration


Hess AG will from now on drive the development of its luminaire range towards LED in strategic partnership with Osram. Hess will equip LED luminaires for street and architectural lighting with Osram LED modules type Streetlight RAP and the electronic control gear Optotronic OT 3DIM. In addition the businesses will collaborate in matters of light management. For Osram the cooperation with Hess is the first of a series of strategic partnerships in various areas of application.

"As a leading lighting manufacturer we want to move on towards the LED age together with our partners from the luminaire industry", says Klaus-Günter Vennemann, CEO of the Business Unit General Lighting at Osram. "Partnerships such as that with Hess are beneficial for all parties: The luminaire manufacturer can include more efficient technology earlier, we receive additional application data for our modules and electronic control gears, and the customer profits, because the most efficient LED technology is made available more quickly."


Hess AG is a leader on the international market for decorative outdoor lighting and for years has been a significant force in LED technology's dramatic advance in outdoor lighting. Hess' broad product diversity ensures the availability of the best lighting solution for every application for the illumination of public spaces. Unique aesthetic design, energy efficiency and maintenance-friendly construction characterise Hess products. Bearing the same design as the lighting products, Hess' range of site furnishings perfectly matches the design of the individual luminaire families. Hess is thereby the only lighting manufacturer capable of supporting landscape architects and public architects in the design of public spaces, including squares, parks and even entire city sections. In fiscal 2011, Hess AG's turnover was 68 million euros and the company closed the year with 330 employees. http://www.hess.eu.


OSRAM AG (Munich, Germany) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Siemens AG and one of the two leading light manufacturers in the world. In fiscal year 2011 (ended September 30, 2011), it generated revenue of about 5 billion Euros. Osram is a high-tech company in the lighting sector and more than 70 percent of its revenue comes from energy efficient products. The company, which is very much internationally oriented, has around 41,000 employees worldwide, supplying customers in 150 countries from its 44 production sites in 16 countries (as of September 30, 2011). Additional information can be found in the internet at www.osram-group.com.