The OSRAM brand name was registered way back in 1906 and is one of the oldest trade names still recognised throughout the world. OSRAM is now one of the largest lighting manufacturers in the world and has 48 factories in 17 countries, employing over 41,000 people. OSRAM is a diverse market leader offering lighting solutions for every walk of life. Whilst the highest sales are achieved by the General Lighting division, Osram is the world's number one supplier of automotive lamps and LED’s for vehicles. Osram is also one of the market leaders in the field of electronic control gear (ECG) for operating General Lighting lamps. Also business with Solid State Lighting is growing rapidly and has taken on major strategic importance.
OSRAM has a clear focus on innovation; hence its outlay on research and development is more than 5% of sales. Today, Osram is a high-tech company in the lighting industry. Over the next few years Osram expects strongest growth in innovations. OSRAM generates around 60 per cent of sales from energy-efficient products.