Not different, but better
STEINEL has been defining its success through the quality of its innovations for over 50 years. Imagination, technical expertise and many years of experience are all factors that go to make products "typically STEINEL". STEINEL managed to make the breakthrough in product development back in 1976. An electronic voltage tester for AC and DC voltage was the first STEINEL-made product on the market. STEINEL launched the heat-tool product line with the first hot-melt glue applicator in 1980, adding hot-air tools to it in 1983. STEINEL invented the world's first sensor-switched light in 1987. Since 2002, STEINEL has been using high-frequency sensor technology for detecting movements in spaces and buildings, integrating it invisibly into lights. Today, STEINEL leads the world in using sensor-controlled LED technology and has the right light for any situation. Examples of innovative products are the indoor lights from the RS LED range with invisible high-frequency sensor as well a the new XLED home 2 floodlight with fully swivelling LED panel for any chosen lighting situation. We are particularly proud of our XSolar lights: the most efficient solar lights in the world provide bright light 365 days of the year, and all without electricity.
As innovation and technology leader, STEINEL is always a step ahead.
Innovations for saving energy
Energy efficiency is a key issue of our day and age when it comes to conserving resources and climate protection. About 19% of the energy used world-wide goes on lighting. This equates to an annual demand of about 2,650 terrawatt-hours. Here, the intelligent use of lighting can make a huge contribution to saving energy.
Sensor technology from STEINEL makes intelligent lighting possible - for the good of the environment, but also for added convenience, safety and security every day. It is only switched ON automatically when it's actually needed, and automatically OFF again when it's no longer required. This not only saves energy but also reduces CO2 emissions and cuts costs. Combining innovative LED technology with sensor technology can even make an energy saving of up to 90%.
Sensor-switched lights, motion detectors and presence detectors from STEINEL demonstrate just how intelligently energy can be used. High-tech, ground-breaking products from STEINEL go hand in hand with energy efficiency – whether at home or in business.
Production at the company's own factories
The entire STEINEL Group is run and managed from Herzebrock-Clarholz. But STEINEL manufactures its own products as well. To ensure perfect quality, products are only manufactured at the company's own factories in Leipzig, in Switzerland, in Romania and in Moldova - in facilities covering a total area of over 40,000 square metres.
Besides operating a comprehensive quality management system, STEINEL attaches tremendous importance to monitoring every aspect of the production process. This is the only way of making innovative and high-quality products. The share of manufacturing that takes place in-house - vertical integration - is exceptionally high. Here are just a few examples: STEINEL's Leipzig works moulds every plastic component and even compounds the plastic material itself. The Leipzig factory also has its own toolmaking department. The Swiss operation in Einsiedeln is home to STEINEL's centre of excellence for complex electronics. State-of-the-art facilities automatically fit components to the printed circuit boards at a rate of up to a thousand a minute – a production service that's provided for the whole STEINEL Group. In turn, the plants in Romania and Moldova carry out all of the other steps in manufacturing right up to the finished, packed product. Quality from STEINEL – made in Europe.
Making us innovation leader time and again, innovative and intelligent products are created at our own development centres in Germany, the Czech Republic and Switzerland. All products are manufactured at the company's own factories in Germany, Switzerland, Romania and the Republic of Moldova. Made in Europe is one the keys to success for STEINEL.