Osram is one of the two leading lighting manufacturers in the world. The portfolio of the company covers the entire value chain of components - including lamps, electronic control gear and optoelectronic semiconductors such as light emitting diodes (LED) - as well as luminaires, lighting management systems and lighting solutions. The company, which is internationally oriented, had more than 35,000 employees worldwide at the end of fiscal 2013 and generated revenues of nearly 5.3 billion euros in the year. The business activities of the company have focused on the light - and therefore the quality of life - more than 100 years. With LED-based products that make up a 29 percent of total sales, the company is establishing significant trends with respect to technological changes in the lighting market. More than 60 percent of the costs of research and development are in the SSL area. free
At home, at work or in public spaces, leisure, travel or education - today, modern, urban lifestyle is almost inconceivable without electricity The highest sales are achieved by the division of general lighting. Osram is the world"s number one supplier of automotive lamps and LED for vehicles. Osram is also one of the market leaders in the field of electronic control gear (ECG) for lamps. The business of optical semiconductors is growing rapidly and has gained great strategic importance. The industry lamp-screen special optics is also characterized by a high rate of innovation.
The Osram brand name was registered back in 1906 and is one of the oldest trade names still recognized throughout the world.On July 1, 1919 AEG, Siemens & Halske AG and Deutsche Gasglühlicht AG (Auer Gesellschaft) merged their light bulb production activities. Today, Siemens AG remains a minority shareholder in Osram. The company was listed on the Frankfurt and Munich on July 8, 2013.