HISTORY

FORWARD THROUGH INNOVATION

 

NORDIC LIGHTS® is a pioneer in supplying lighting solutions to heavy duty equipment. Bernhard Herrmans, together with his wife Lisbeth, founded the company Herrmans on the 28 of April 1959 at the mere age of 26.

- I started by producing plastic carpets and rim tapes on a extruder I hired locally, says Bernhard Herrmans.

Bicycle components remained the main business for the company Herrmans for several decades. Starting from the rim tape production the portfolio increased with grips, reflectors, chain guards and lights. In 1972 the first production hall was built on Herrmans current business premises. Exports to Sweden opened in 1966 and by 1977 all of Northern Europe laid open through extensive automatisation. The founder Bernhard Herrmans sold the company to Botnia Shipping, later Wicoria, in 1986.  

- In 1988 we evaluated different options for the future. The idea to start with work lights came when I participated in a leadership course in Sweden. It was a totally new area of business, a huge risk for the long term, but without big commitments you can´t achieve anything, says Lars Kronholm, former managing director 1987-2003.

In 1989 Herrmans presented the first LED-based bicycle light in the world. And in 1992 Herrmans´ NORDIC LIGHTS® division started producing work lights for the heavy industry. First out was the development of the halogen work lights N100 and N200 and more and more capital was invested in the development of work lights.

In 1996 the Company gained its ISO9001 Certificate. NORDIC LIGHTS® first Xenon light was introduced in 1999 with the N200HID work lamp. The same year Merita Bank gained ownership of Herrmans. During 2002 the operative management together with two shareholders outside the business bought the company. 2004 followed the ISO 14001 Certificate. During 2008 the company presented both its first LED work light the N25LED as well as NORDIC LIGHTS® first auxiliary driving light N1300 HID Explorer. 

The production premises of NORDIC LIGHTS® have been expanded multiple times since the start back in 1992, the latest extensions built in 2003, 2008 and 2012. NORDIC LIGHTS® has also founded subsidiaries around the world, in 2008 a office opened in the USA, 2011 the office in China and in 2013 the German office opened as well as sales personnel were hired in Brazil.

Today NORDIC LIGHTS® is one of the leading suppliers Globally of Heavy Duty lighting solutions for the heavy duty industries. Among our customers are several of the leading manufacturers of heavy duty machinery. Our lights are found on applications within the mining, construction, forestry, agricultural, material handling and truck, trailer & emergency industries.

FORWARD THROUGH INNOVATION

 

NORDIC LIGHTS® is a pioneer in supplying lighting solutions to heavy duty equipment. Bernhard Herrmans, together with his wife Lisbeth, founded the company Herrmans on the 28 of April 1959 at the mere age of 26.

- I started by producing plastic carpets and rim tapes on a extruder I hired locally, says Bernhard Herrmans.

Bicycle components remained the main business for the company Herrmans for several decades. Starting from the rim tape production the portfolio increased with grips, reflectors, chain guards and lights. In 1972 the first production hall was built on Herrmans current business premises. Exports to Sweden opened in 1966 and by 1977 all of Northern Europe laid open through extensive automatisation. The founder Bernhard Herrmans sold the company to Botnia Shipping, later Wicoria, in 1986.  

- In 1988 we evaluated different options for the future. The idea to start with work lights came when I participated in a leadership course in Sweden. It was a totally new area of business, a huge risk for the long term, but without big commitments you can´t achieve anything, says Lars Kronholm, former managing director 1987-2003.

In 1989 Herrmans presented the first LED-based bicycle light in the world. And in 1992 Herrmans´ NORDIC LIGHTS® division started producing work lights for the heavy industry. First out was the development of the halogen work lights N100 and N200 and more and more capital was invested in the development of work lights.

In 1996 the Company gained its ISO9001 Certificate. NORDIC LIGHTS® first Xenon light was introduced in 1999 with the N200HID work lamp. The same year Merita Bank gained ownership of Herrmans. During 2002 the operative management together with two shareholders outside the business bought the company. 2004 followed the ISO 14001 Certificate. During 2008 the company presented both its first LED work light the N25LED as well as NORDIC LIGHTS® first auxiliary driving light N1300 HID Explorer. 

The production premises of NORDIC LIGHTS® have been expanded multiple times since the start back in 1992, the latest extensions built in 2003, 2008 and 2012. NORDIC LIGHTS® has also founded subsidiaries around the world, in 2008 a office opened in the USA, 2011 the office in China and in 2013 the German office opened as well as sales personnel were hired in Brazil.

Today NORDIC LIGHTS® is one of the leading suppliers Globally of Heavy Duty lighting solutions for the heavy duty industries. Among our customers are several of the leading manufacturers of heavy duty machinery. Our lights are found on applications within the mining, construction, forestry, agricultural, material handling and truck, trailer & emergency industries.

FORWARD THROUGH INNOVATION

 

NORDIC LIGHTS® is a pioneer in supplying lighting solutions to heavy duty equipment. Bernhard Herrmans, together with his wife Lisbeth, founded the company Herrmans on the 28 of April 1959 at the mere age of 26.

- I started by producing plastic carpets and rim tapes on a extruder I hired locally, says Bernhard Herrmans.

Bicycle components remained the main business for the company Herrmans for several decades. Starting from the rim tape production the portfolio increased with grips, reflectors, chain guards and lights. In 1972 the first production hall was built on Herrmans current business premises. Exports to Sweden opened in 1966 and by 1977 all of Northern Europe laid open through extensive automatisation. The founder Bernhard Herrmans sold the company to Botnia Shipping, later Wicoria, in 1986.  

- In 1988 we evaluated different options for the future. The idea to start with work lights came when I participated in a leadership course in Sweden. It was a totally new area of business, a huge risk for the long term, but without big commitments you can´t achieve anything, says Lars Kronholm, former managing director 1987-2003.

In 1989 Herrmans presented the first LED-based bicycle light in the world. And in 1992 Herrmans´ NORDIC LIGHTS® division started producing work lights for the heavy industry. First out was the development of the halogen work lights N100 and N200 and more and more capital was invested in the development of work lights.

In 1996 the Company gained its ISO9001 Certificate. NORDIC LIGHTS® first Xenon light was introduced in 1999 with the N200HID work lamp. The same year Merita Bank gained ownership of Herrmans. During 2002 the operative management together with two shareholders outside the business bought the company. 2004 followed the ISO 14001 Certificate. During 2008 the company presented both its first LED work light the N25LED as well as NORDIC LIGHTS® first auxiliary driving light N1300 HID Explorer. 

The production premises of NORDIC LIGHTS® have been expanded multiple times since the start back in 1992, the latest extensions built in 2003, 2008 and 2012. NORDIC LIGHTS® has also founded subsidiaries around the world, in 2008 a office opened in the USA, 2011 the office in China and in 2013 the German office opened as well as sales personnel were hired in Brazil.

Today NORDIC LIGHTS® is one of the leading suppliers Globally of Heavy Duty lighting solutions for the heavy duty industries. Among our customers are several of the leading manufacturers of heavy duty machinery. Our lights are found on applications within the mining, construction, forestry, agricultural, material handling and truck, trailer & emergency industries.