• Our history

    Since the company’s foundation in 1948, the site in Plauen stands for high quality products and innovative employees.

NARVA, Philips, Vosla

three brands, three periods

Since the company’s foundation in 1948, the site in Plauen stands for high quality products and innovative employees.

The milestones of the company’s history:

2018
March 26

1948

Founding and registration of the original nucleus of today’s company under the name “VEB Glühlampenwerk Plauen””

March 26

1957 – 1963

Development and registration of the new trademark NARVA and Founding of the trademark association NARVA

April 30

1966

Development and production of the first quartz-iodine lamps for car headlights

March 26

1968

Beginning of the era of halogen technology

March 26

1974 – 87

Series production of halogen automotive lamps with quartz glass technology

March 26

1982 – 87

Development of hard glass technology for H4 lamps

April 30

1987

Production of the first halogen miniature lamps with tempered glass

April 30

1990

Takeover by Philips and company name as “NARVA Glühlampenwerk Plauen GmbH”

April 5

1991 – 97

Development of the Philips Automotive Lighting Business Center Plauen

April 5

1994

Product development HB3 / HB4 Halogen lamps for North America and Asia

April 5

1996

Relocation of marketing activities for all non-automotive lamps to Plauen and expansion of the production of special lamps

April 5

1998

Installation of OEM sales office in Plauen, start of production of fog and HIR1 lamps

April 5

1999

Production of the 9007 for the US market

April 5

2006

Realignment of the factory to the OEM and spare parts market

April 5

2007

Investments in the construction of a “H7” hard glass production in Plauen

April 5

2008

Merger of “NARVA Speziallampen GmbH Plauen” with Philips Technologie GmbH

April 5

2012

Acquisition by BAVARIA Industries Group AG and re-founding of vosla GmbH with the two brands vosla and NARVA

April 5

2013

Comprehensive investment in MFR III line and premiere of the newly developed LED filament bulb “vosLED”

June 26

2014-2016

Various awards for General Lighting approaches, i.a. German Brand Award, Red Dot Design Award, Federal Ecodesign Award and Best in Class (Stiftung Warentest)

June 26

2018

New owner DI Mittelstand, relaunch of the Vosla-CI and external appearance as well as promotion of international activities