Zumtobel Group to open the industry’s largest Light Forum in March 2020
The Zumtobel Group is creating the industry’s largest Light Forum at its headquarters in Dornbirn, Austria, on an area of 4,000 square metres that will open in March 2020 and display all the Zumtobel Group brands in one location. The Light Forum has been created from the company’s refurbished factory hall in Höchsterstraße 8 with opening being celebrated with a big international customer event that will also mark the start of the year of the 70th anniversary of the Zumtobel brand. The space concept has been developed in cooperation with the Innsbruck studio of the renowned Norwegian architectural firm Snøhetta, provides space for a unique world of light that customers can experience with all senses, and where the strong brands of the Zumtobel Group will present their comprehensive lighting expertise.
“Our new Light Forum stands for a long-term investment in the future of the Zumtobel Group at our headquarter. We aim to offer our customers a unique space of light, where we can permanently show the full range of our brands and our potential as an international lighting group,” says Zumtobel Group CEO Alfred Felder. “Therefore, we will deliberately focus on the opening as well as the 70-year anniversary of Zumtobel in 2020 and have decided not to exhibit at the light+building trade fair in the coming year. Instead, we will invite our customers to our own new premises on this special occasion.”
The new Light Forum will be a platform and meeting point for customers and employees of the Zumtobel Group, and will promote exchange and networking with its different areas. The integration of customer-focused areas such as sales and marketing into the new Light Forum creates a new way of working together that will create a benefit for our customers. The company itself will thus be able to further expand its dialogue with customers and to strengthen the network with its partners.
As 2020 also celebrates the 70-year anniversary of the company that started out as a family business producing ballasts for the then new fluorescent lighting technology. Today, the company is an internationally operating lighting group with roughly 5,900 employees and is among the leading suppliers of innovative lighting solutions, lighting components and related services in Europe.