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History and development

  • 1873

    Company foundation

    In 1873 the merchant Hermann Josef Brumberg, born in an old peasant and trader family, founded the metal ware company bearing his name as one of the first industries in Sundern.

    1875

    Oil lamps

    In Neheim, near Sundern, oil lamps were already being produced for the ore mining in the Sauerland area. As a result, the company added accessories for oil lamps in 1875, and later changed to the complete  production of oil lamps.

    1890

    Flood

    In 1890 a flood disaster in the valley of the Röhre river ruined almost the whole production.

    1892

    The second generation

    After the death of the company’s founder in 1892, his son Josef managed the business successfully. By the end of the 19th century, the considerable range had an excellent reputation within the lighting branch.

  • 1914

    Fire destroyed plants

    1914 a large fire destroyed all the factory buildings. The First World War and the subsequent economic crisis were difficult, but all these problems were overcome.

    1933

    The third generation

    After some setbacks the sons Josef and Walter Brumberg took over the company in 1933.

    1945

    The Second World War

    During the Second World War the production was compelled to be changed for German Armed Forces needs. This implicated the clearing of the factory buildings by order of the occupying power in 1945.

    1950

    A fire again

    In 1950 another fire destroyed the company, including its most important documents, files, and design drawings. Nevertheless, the company made a recovery.

  • 1972

    The fourth generation

    The company was passed to the brothers Hermann Josef and Johannes Brumberg in 1972.

    1985

    New foundation

    Due to an economic crisis, associated with differences the Josef Brumberg lighting company was liquidated
    in 1985. However, in the same year the new founded Brumberg Leuchten GmbH & Co. KG continued with the family’s tradition.

    2003

    Support

    Johannes Brumberg jr., bachelor of commerce, supported his parent’s enterprise after he successfully
    finished studies of business administration in Münster and Hannover.

    2007

    The fifth generation

    Johannes Brumberg jr. became CEO and supports his parents Antoinette and Johannes Brumberg.

  • 2008

    DIAL membership

    Brumberg became a member of DIAL (german institute for applied lighting technology) in Lüdenscheidt.

    2009

    Support

    Bachelor of commerce Benedikt Brumberg supported his parent’s enterprise and became responsible for the
    purchase department

    2010

    Cooperation with the HELLA KGaA Hueck & Co.

    2012

    Cooperation with the Albrecht Jung GmbH & Co. KG.
  • 2012

    Supports

    Dipl.-Kfm. Benedikt Brumberg becomes managing director of the family business.

    2013

    Cooperation with BILTON

    2014

    RELUX membership

    Brumberg becomes a member of RELUX.