Thorn Lighting Ltd, a subsidiary of the Austrian company Zumtobel Group, is a global supplier of both outdoor and indoor luminaires and integrated controls. Thorn was founded when Sir Jules Thorn started The Electric Lamp Service Company Ltd, in 1928, dealing in incandescent filament lamps. In 1936, renamed Thorn Electrical Industries Ltd, the company was floated on the London Stock Exchange. Continuous post-war expansion followed and the organisation seized a variety of lighting, engineering and consumer electronics businesses, merging with EMI in 1979 to create Thorn EMI, which itself demerged in the mid-1990s.

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  • Thorn Lighting Ltd, a subsidiary of the Austrian company Zumtobel Group, is a global supplier of both outdoor and indoor luminaires and integrated controls. Thorn was founded when Sir Jules Thorn started The Electric Lamp Service Company Ltd, in 1928, dealing in incandescent filament lamps. In 1936, renamed Thorn Electrical Industries Ltd, the company was floated on the London Stock Exchange. Continuous post-war expansion followed and the organisation seized a variety of lighting, engineering and consumer electronics businesses, merging with EMI in 1979 to create Thorn EMI, which itself demerged in the mid-1990s. In 1994, following a leveraged management buy-out, Thorn Lighting Ltd floated on the London Stock Exchange as TLG plc (the Thorn Lighting Group) until it was acquired by Wassall plc four years later. In 2000, Wassall plc was purchased in order to merge TLG with the luminaire business of the Zumtobel Group, an acquisition financed with the assistance of private equity firm KKR who subsequently reduced its position. Thorn is now fully owned by the Zumtobel Group. (en)
  • Thorn Lighting est constructeur de systèmes d'éclairage. La société est créée en 1928 par l'Anglais Jules Thorn sous le nom de Electric Lamp Service Company, et produit à ses débuts des ampoules au Nord de Londres. Dans les années 1940, Thorn devient le premier constructeur européen de tubes fluorescents. Très présent sur le marché des systèmes d'éclairage dont l'éclairage public en Angleterre, Thorn s'imposera en Europe à partir des années 1970 en rachetant des compagnies d'éclairage à l'étranger (Kaiser Leuchten en Allemagne (1973), Jarnkonst en Suède (1988), Howard Smith en Australie (1989), etc.). En 1989, Thorn acquiert la section d'éclairage public d'Holophane France, pour former Thorn Europhane. Depuis 2000, Thorn fait partie du groupe autrichien Zumtobel AG, leader européen des systèmes d'éclairage professionnel. * Thorn Beta 2 * Thorn Carat * Thorn Gamma * Thorn Pilote * Thorn Riviera * Ampoule de réverbère (fr)
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  • Worldwide
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  • Chris Short, European Director of TQM and LSS
  • Eladia Pulido, Global Sales and Marketing Director
  • Martin Brandt, COO
  • Paul Stranks, Global Marketing Director
  • Philip Widner, Head of Controlling
  • Terry Carmichael, Global Operations Director
  • Yves Robillard, Product Management Director
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  • Professional luminaires and controls
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  • Thorn Lighting Ltd, a subsidiary of the Austrian company Zumtobel Group, is a global supplier of both outdoor and indoor luminaires and integrated controls. Thorn was founded when Sir Jules Thorn started The Electric Lamp Service Company Ltd, in 1928, dealing in incandescent filament lamps. In 1936, renamed Thorn Electrical Industries Ltd, the company was floated on the London Stock Exchange. Continuous post-war expansion followed and the organisation seized a variety of lighting, engineering and consumer electronics businesses, merging with EMI in 1979 to create Thorn EMI, which itself demerged in the mid-1990s. (en)
  • Thorn Lighting est constructeur de systèmes d'éclairage. La société est créée en 1928 par l'Anglais Jules Thorn sous le nom de Electric Lamp Service Company, et produit à ses débuts des ampoules au Nord de Londres. Dans les années 1940, Thorn devient le premier constructeur européen de tubes fluorescents. En 1989, Thorn acquiert la section d'éclairage public d'Holophane France, pour former Thorn Europhane. Depuis 2000, Thorn fait partie du groupe autrichien Zumtobel AG, leader européen des systèmes d'éclairage professionnel. * Thorn Beta 2 * Thorn Carat * Thorn Gamma * Thorn Pilote * Thorn Riviera * (fr)
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  • Thorn Lighting (en)
  • Thorn Lighting (fr)
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