Our company history

Having started as a small business, our company has firmly established itself as an important player in the market. The key to our success is progress. We have always been striving to keep up with the times and further develop our technological achievements.

Here is a short overview of our company history:

1984

The company “Neontechnik Hansen” is founded: The founder Hans-Thomas Hansen completed an apprenticeship as telecommunications technician, graduated in electrical engineering from the Flensburg University of Applied Sciences and worked for several years in Berlin before he started his own business together with his wife and another colleague at the age of 27.

Several garages and a wood storage facility at Süderstraße 1 in Viöl provide the space for future production.

1987

The first electronic transformers (so-called converters) with integrated earth-leakage trip and VDE marking are available on the market: They come from Neontechnik Hansen.

1991

Make two out of one: Instead of a single company, there is now the “Hansen GmbH, technologie-elektronik-licht”, responsible for the production, and the “Hansen GmbH” acting as a sales company. The Dane, Keld Verner Olsen, becomes the responsible partner and associate handling the increasing export of electronic converters from the export warehouse in Esbjerg/Denmark. Hansen present their extended range of converters at various national and international trade fairs. The annual production of converters reaches 12,000 devices.

1992

A new office and production building at Westerende 28 in Viöl is acquired and converted: The successful sale of converters requires new capacities for the production of 17,500 devices per year.

1995

70,000 converters per year: Two large orders lead to a massive increase in production.

1997

From manual and home work to automatic SMD insertion: Small components are now being automatically inserted into the circuit boards resulting in increased reliability and speed. The production reaches 85,000 converters per year.

1999

Construction of a new office and production building in Haselund: Meanwhile, the converter production has increased to 105,000 devices.

2001

Hans-Thomas Hansen and Robert Munk acquire the company “Klinger-Neon” in Berlin. It is now responsible for the sales and distribution in Germany and is renamed to “Klinger – Neon Hansen & Munk GmbH”.

2002

Expansion of the core business (neon converters) to include the production of LED technology: First tests with light emitting diodes are being carried out and a patent filed for the LED Tube. The converter production reaches 140,000 units.

2003

The LED Tube becomes a “hit”: Its superior technical properties make this innovation the most important product besides the converters.

2004

LED cannot be stopped: The production is increased, the future trend is clear.

2005

Growth entails shortage of space: The rising demand for LED technology stretches our capacity to its limits.

2007

A new 1,200 sqm production space is planned: 95,000 neon converters and 38,000 LED converters per year leave the factory in Haselund.

2008

Start of the construction work for the production hall extension.

2009

Active in the north and in the south: Completion of the new production hall and start of the distribution in Austria.

2010

Hansen is growing: The company has now 76 employees, and a marketing department is set up.

The production of the LED Tube is still the main business besides the fabrication of neon and LED converters. But the demand for our LED Profiles and Luminous Panels rises. The latter becomes “product of the year 2010”.

The energy-efficient LED street lamp GALAXXIS is launched and generates a huge interest among local municipalities in northern Germany. 245 devices are sold by the end of the year.

2011

The order situation remains very good: A new 2,200 sqm production hall is being built.

The Minister President of the state of Schleswig-Holstein visits the company on 12 May 2011 and is full of praise saying: “This shows once again how highly skilled we in Schleswig-Holstein are working”.

With the LED Pipe and the LED street lamp GALAXXIS 2.0 two further Hansen innovations establish themselves in the market. The LED Tube is again “product of the year 2011” – this time with the Power-2x100 LEDs providing a cost-efficient solution for more brightness.

2012

The year is off to a good start: The demand for energy-efficient LED products is booming.

The Luminous Panels enjoy continued popularity and the LED Pipe makes a big appearance – on Times Square in New York!

The frame-mount LED spots are now available with 2.5 watts for a higher luminosity. While the LED street lamp GALAXXIS has been installed more than 2,000 times, other types of lamps such as the LED ceiling lamp STARLUXX are being developed. The construction of the new production hall is completed in autumn.

2013

The GALAXXIS 2.0 street lamp continues to gain ground as the German Federal Government is subsidizing municipalities to procure energy-efficient LED luminaires. The demand for more LED luminaires is increasing. Our development department has taken on this challenge with new products such as the EcoStar105, the LED hall luminaire for sports halls and industrial buildings, and STARLUXX 2.0, an adjustable LED downlight ideal for petrol stations and industrial roofs. Our Shaped LED Boards and the LED Facade Profile are very popular as well.

2014

An anniversary year with many product innovations stimulates business. We look for new markets and attend many trade fairs to show our products. We present our luminaires for the furniture industry, craftspeople (joiners/carpenters/cabinet makers), interior designers and landscape architects. Our proven products such as the Luminous Panel are as much in demand as the newly developed ones. All products are planned and custom-made in-house. Made by hansen = Made in Germany

 

2015

Customized production even in small numbers – this is something which continues to delight our customers, no matter if they are working in the illuminated advertising industry or the interior fit-out sector. LED light profiles with integrated converter or the LED replacement for E27 are on the rise. The hansen Luminous Panels remain unbeatable. Our LED products are supplemented by innovative radio remote controls, production is optimized, and new products are being developed: Our newcomer in 2015 is the Radar-LED.

2016

Entering new markets – that is our aim. We are already well-known in the furniture making and interior fit-out industry, and tailor-made lighting solutions from hansen are very popular among planers and joiners/cabinet makers. We are now aiming at the elevator and the hotel and restaurant industry. Exhibition stand builders and shop fitters equally benefit from our custom-fit solutions, which are extremely energy-efficient as well. This is how we would like to continue, applying our vast experience of more than 15 years in LED technology to provide added value to our customers.

2017

Providing tailor-made lighting solutions – that’s our ongoing commitment. Nothing from hansen is off-the-shelf. We supply bespoke solutions and competently support our customers in their projects. At the same time, we are looking to explore new markets. In March there will be a trade fair premiere for us: We will be exhibiting at the EuroShop in Düsseldorf – the first highlight of the year.
There will be some organizational changes: From the 1st of January, Hansen GmbH will take over the sales and distribution activities from Hansen Neon GmbH.

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Since 1984 the name Hansen stands for innovative and high-quality products for lighting projects. Having concentrated on neon in the past, it is now LED technology that stands in our focus as an energy-saving and versatile technology.

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