Hess returns stronger than ever to the French Market

- The trade fair Salon des Maires in Paris is only the beginning of a very intensive market cultivation and penetration.

- A dedicated sales teams for France ensures comprehensive consultancy services and close proximity to the customer.

- Hess invests sustainably in new products and presents with the VAREDO-line of the French designer Jean-Marc Schneider a new collection of innovative luminaires and site furnishings for the holistic design of urban spaces.

- Creation of a global architect and planner network is on its way.


Villingen-Schwenningen, 20. November 2014
Hess GmbH Licht + Form, an internationally leading manufacturer of designed outdoor luminaires and site furnishings based in Villingen-Schwenningen (Germany), returns stronger than ever to the French market.

At the trade fair “Salon des Maires” taking place from 25 – 27 November 2014 in Paris, Hess introduces its new sales team as well as a selection of its latest generation of luminaires and high-quality site furnishings for the design of urban spaces. Visitors find Hess in Hall 3 at Stand G 55.

With five dedicated sales representatives, Hess supports its French customers in all matters relating to outdoor lighting and site furnishings. Close proximity to customers and quick decision making processes will strengthen customer relationships in the French market and further increase market penetration. Here Hess strongly believes in personal contact with customers and in fulfilling individual customer needs and project specific requirements.

The new sales representatives advise and support town councils, planners and architects during the implementation of projects and together with them develop holistic lighting and design concepts as well as special customised solutions characteristic of Hess.

Luminaires and site furnishings for a holistic design of urban spaces
The product highlights displayed at the exhibition stand fully reflect the company's motto "Hess - We design cities" and are characterised by a successful blend of timeless design, traditional craftsmanship, and the most innovative LED technology carrying the Hess stamp of quality - Quality "Made in Germany". The perfect combination of luminaires and site furnishings, which also characterises the VAREDO collection, allows the implementation of holistic concepts when designing open spaces. 

VAREDO - The most diverse uniformity ever
With VAREDO, designed by French designer Jean-Marc Schneider, Hess created a new generation of luminaires and site furnishings that gives lighting designers and landscape architects maximum freedom when 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. This allows the implementation of holistic design solutions for public spaces and varying functional requirements.

AVANGARDO 2 - The new number 1
The AVANGARDO 2 line is predestined for holistic lighting concepts: These products for applications around the house are characterised by their lasting quality, durability, reliability and state-of-the-art LED technology. The luminaire families consist of several product groups, for example in-ground and wall luminaires or illuminating bollards with uniform design elements. Whether for a historical or modern environment - with their timeless expression of design the luminaires fit harmoniously into any ambience and thanks to their elegant daytime effect become an eye-catcher themselves.

In addition to a selection of VAREDO and AVANGARDO 2 products, Hess also presents the technically further developed and multifunctional CITY ELEMENTS illuminating column as well as high quality site furnishings.

CITY ELEMENTS - Multi-functionality at its best
The modular illuminating column - CITY ELEMENTS - offers far more functionalities than only illumination. These multifunctional columns with individually combinable separate elements are available with the most innovative LED technology (XICATO inside). Diverse additional functions and supply solutions for inner-city requirements such as for example electricity and water supply, for the installation of a camera with WLAN transmission to a mobile device or for attractive light projections to façades make these columns particularly attractive.

SITE FURNISHINGS - Aesthetics and function
Site furnishing products by Hess, such as the displayed SERPO tree grate and the FANO tree guard, are designed with the toughest conditions in mind and at the same time fulfil the highest design requirements. The use of high-quality materials gives the products a unique finish. Sophisticated processing techniques emphasise this high quality and ensure the best possible resistance to weather conditions and corrosion.

In addition to the displayed products, our visitors may expect a special treat at the Hess exhibition stand. There is a prize draw to win not one, but ten VAREDO S luminaires. With a little luck, new lighting for an entire street could be won.

Creating an architects and planners network
To strengthen contacts to architects and planners Hess is working hard to create a global network for this target group. To achieve this, appropriately qualified personnel was employed in the last few weeks and months. Anthony Garcia, for example, is responsible for the French market.

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 perfect interplay 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 1 October 2013.

Contact details

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


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