The TUNGSRAM Group, a group of companies owned by Jörg Bauer, has taken over GE Lighting in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Turkey, as well as its global automotive business (“GEL EMEAT”). Since April this year, the TUNGSRAM Group has gradually been re-entering the market in various countries. The head office in Budapest, as well as five factories in Hungary and all of GE Lighting’s infrastructure, were taken over and will now be operated under the Tungsram Operations Kft. company name. In line with this, the GE Lighting business in Germany was transferred to TUNGSRAM Germany GmbH on 7 November 2018. TUNGSRAM Germany GmbH will assume all warranty obligations of GE Lighting GmbH and will fully comply with them.
In 1989, GE Lighting had taken over TUNGSRAM’s plants and continued the lighting business until 7 November 2018. However, the TUNGSRAM brand never completely disappeared from the market, continuing to sell its products within the GE Lighting Group. The TUNGSRAM Group, headed by Jörg Bauer, has now taken charge again and made ambitious plans for the coming years.