Hess GmbH: Specialist for luminaires and site furnishings now represented in Austria with its own dedicated sales team

- Since 01 July 2014, Hess GmbH Licht + Form with own dedicated sales team for Austria

- Christian Schmid new area representative

- Strengthening customer relationships and increasing market penetration

Villingen-Schwenningen, 24 October 2014   

Hess GmbH Light + Form, an internationally leading manufacturer of designed outdoor luminaires and site furnishings, refocuses its sales activities for the Austrian market. On 01 July 2014, Hess introduced its own dedicated sales team for Austria. Thus far, a long-term distribution partner undertook the sales activities for the Austrian market. The new contact person for customers throughout Austria is Christian Schmid. Christian is an electrical engineer with years of experience in the project business and the lighting industry. He supports architects, lighting planners, lighting designers, and town councils in all matters relating to outdoor lighting and site furnishings. 

Taking over sales' activities will strengthen customer relationships in the Austrian market and will further increase market penetration. Hess strongly believes in personal contact with customers and in fulfilling individual customer needs and project specific requirements. 

"With Christian Schmid we have won an extremely qualified colleague, who will be dedicated to advising and supporting our Austrian customers," Hess sales manager Jürgen Duffner is pleased to comment. Christian Schmid has made a successful start as new area representative for Austria. "I very much look forward to developing holistic lighting and design concepts and to presenting Hess in the right light in Austria," says Schmid. 

In October 2013, Hess became a member of the Nordeon Group. Through future-oriented investments in human resources, new products, and new technologies, Hess expanded its product portfolio significantly in recent months. At this year's leading lighting trade show Light + Building in Frankfurt for example, the lighting specialist introduced not one, but two new high-quality collections. 

With VAREDO Hess created a new generation of luminaires and site furnishings that give landscape architects and lighting planners maximum freedom for designing urban spaces. The VAREDO family stands out by its unique expression of design, feel, and workmanship. It comprises outdoor lighting, illuminating and barrier bollards, a bench in diverse variants, bicycle racks and waste receptacles. 

The new AVANGARDO 2 range is predestined for lighting concepts around the house: These products are characterised by their lasting quality, value retention, durability, and state-of-the-art LED technology. The luminaire families comprise several product groups, for example wall luminaires or illuminating bollards and feature an integrated and holistic design. 

Thus, for realisation of appealing and holistic concepts for urban spaces, customers can take advantage of our extensive range of design-oriented, energy efficient luminaires and matching site furnishings.


About Hess GmbH Licht + Form:

Thanks to an extremely varied range of luminaires, Hess is able to fulfil every lighting design requirement in outdoor public spaces and exterior architectural lighting. Perfectly matching, high-quality site furnishings complete the product portfolio.

Light and form are part of our company name, and thus firmly anchored in our corporate philosophy and our very genes. Hess stands for the very best lighting solutions and an unparalleled expression of design. The combination of light and form is what makes our products unique. Combining lighting and furnishings to optimum effect allows integrated concepts and customised special solutions to be implemented across urban and outdoor spaces in line with the Hess slogan "We design cities".

Tradition, innovation, and design have made Hess to a leading international brand. Hess supports and accompanies architects, planners, cities, communities, and building owners from the planning stage through to installation – throughout Europe and beyond. With the main factory located in Villingen-Schwenningen (Germany), there is also a manufacturing site in Gaffney, South Carolina (USA). Hess has been a subsidiary of the Nordeon Group since 01 October 2013.


Contact Details

Hess GmbH Licht + Form
Marco Walz
Head of Communications
Lantwattenstraße 22
78050 Villingen-Schwenningen
Phone: +49 (0) 7721 920 475
E-Mail: marco.walz@hess.eu

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