Company

durlum develops and produces metal ceilings, lighting and daylight lighting systems for modern architecture. Together with our project partners, we create solutions that deliver a perfect synthesis between function and design. Solutions that make you feel at home.

As a globally active family business, we have been involved actively in Ceiling Lighting Ambience for more than 50 years, and we now have more than 250 people on our payroll staff. To accomplish this, we work innovatively, in an environmentally oriented manner, employing the very latest technologies and valuable materials for our product and project solutions.

We sell our products to the whole world from our locations in Europe and Asia. Our metal ceilings and luminaires, integrated ceiling-lighting solutions, daylight systems and wall claddings are all suitable for a versatile range of architectural applications. From airports and railway stations to shopping malls, office buildings and educational establishments, health centres, cultural buildings, leisure facilities or outdoor architecture – durlum can provide an appropriate and individual solution for any application.

OUR PHILOSOPHY

 

Inspiring Ceiling Lighting Ambience together – worldwide.

Inspiring Ceiling Lighting Ambience together – worldwide. That is our vision. To get closer on a daily basis to this claim, it is our aim to understand the questions and concerns of our project partners. In this way, we get closer to our environment. Questions define a path to a destination, and this is how we discover appropriate answers to individual requirements. Through dialogue between ceiling and light, durlum seeks to achieve a harmonious and appropriate ambience within a defined space. To this end, we incorporate design aspects as well as functional properties. This gives rise to unique solutions. Solutions that make you feel at home.

History

1946

Founding of 'Dame und Reuter, Ingenieurbüro – Apparatebau' in Schönau by Heinrich Dame and Fritz Reuter. Production of machine components and electrical appliances.

1948

Import of the first fluorescent luminaires from the USA for the production of luminaires for new light sources.

1954

Relocation to Schopfheim, moving into bespoke new factory premises.

The Sixties

1967

Founding of 'durlum-Leuchten GmbH' for the range of luminaires and metal ceilings. The company name is formed from Dame und Reuter (dur) and lumen (lum), creating 'durlum'.

1969

Founding of Plafond durlumen S.A. in Vesoul (France).

The Eighties

1984

Founding of 'durlum ZI-Lichtsysteme' in Bexbach.

1987

Founding of 'durlum Nederland BV'.

The Nineties

1990

Relocation of volume production from Schopfheim to Bexbach. Vesoul becomes the main location for open-cell ceilings.

1991

Founding of 'ZI Jena GmbH'.

1999

Founding of 'durlum AG' (Switzerland) and 'durlum Asia Ltd.' (Asia), Acquisition of 'HUCO AG Leuchtenfabrik' in Münchwilen (Switzerland).

The 2000s

2001

Founding of 'durlum Austria GmbH' (Austria)

2007

Founding of 'durlum India Pvt. Ltd.' (India).

2008

Founding of 'durlum Group GmbH' as a holding for the affiliated companies. 'durlum-Leuchten GmbH' becomes 'durlum GmbH'.

The 2010s

2014

Hundred percent incorporation of 'ZI-Lichtsysteme GmbH' based in Bexbach into durlum GmbH to create 'durlum GmbH – Bexbach Plant'.

2017

Founding of 'HUCO NOTLICHT AG' (Switzerland)

Heute

The aim of the durlum Group is to influence, in a positive and functional way, the ambience of an interior space through the harmonious interplay of ceiling and light. durlum develops and produces metal ceilings, lighting and daylight lighting systems for architectural applications right around the world. Together with our project partners, we create solutions that deliver a perfect synthesis between function and design. Solutions that make you feel at home.