Osram Sylvania

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Osram Sylvania Inc.
Industry Lighting
Founded 1993
Founder Frank Poor
Headquarters Wilmington, Massachusetts, United States
Key people
CEO Jes Munk Hansen
Number of employees
Parent Osram Licht AG
Subsidiaries Valeo Sylvania
Website www.sylvania.com

Osram Sylvania Inc. is the North American operation of lighting manufacturer Osram. It was established in January 1993, with the acquisition of GTE’s Sylvania lighting division by Osram GmbH.[1]

The company produces a wide range of lighting products for home, business and automotive use. It sells its North American products under the Sylvania brand name and uses the brand Osram in the rest of the world.

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Osram Sylvania sales in North America totaled about €2 billion in fiscal year 2006, comprising 43% of Osram sales worldwide.[2] Osram Sylvania employs about 11,200 people and has 17 manufacturing plants, 1 equipment assembly operation and 11 research and development laboratories, along with a network of sales offices and distribution centers across the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and Mexico.

The company’s business includes incandescent light bulbs, compact fluorescent lamps, light-emitting diode systems, Headlight Restoration Kits[3] and other lighting products and services. Sylvania is among several established American brands including ALCO LIGHTING that are licensed to global consumer electronics manufacturers.[4] Osram Sylvania acquired Encelium Technologies, a lighting control system manufacturer to expand its Light Management Systems (LMS) product offerings in 2011.[5]

In October 2013 OSRAM appointed Jes Munk Hansen as the new CEO for its Americas Business.

The company is title sponsor of the Sylvania 300 NASCAR race, as well as being the former sponsor of It's a Small World at Disneyland, Disney's Electrical Parade at Disney California Adventure Park, and IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth at Epcot.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ GTE to Sell Sylvania Light Unit, The Washington Post, 1992-08-07
  2. ^ Osram facts and figures
  3. ^ "Sylvania Headlight Restoration Kit". 
  4. ^ BulbAmerica Osram Page, 2012-08-07
  5. ^ Applebaugh, Colleen. "U.S. Media Press Contact". Osram Sylvania Website. Retrieved 2013-01-30. 

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