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TUNGSRAM HERITAGE

Tungsram in the Netherlands

In 2018, Tungsram returned to the market as a Hungarian-based multinational company. Production is concentrated in Hungary today, but between the two world wars, Tungsram also had small factories in nine countries outside Hungary. Radium Tilburg was one of them.

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August 1, 1896: Foundation of United Electrical Ltd., Tungsram’s Precursor

Tungsram’s legal precursor, United Electrical Ltd., was founded 123 years ago when the owners of a firm called the First Austro-Hungarian Electric Lighting and Power Transmitting Factory (Erste österreichisch-ungarische Fabrik für elektrische Beleuchtung und Kraftübertragung Egger B. & Co./Első Osztrák-Magyar Villamvilágítási és Erőátviteli Gyár Egger B. és Társa) established a new firm, the United Electrical Ltd., with new funding.

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The International Workers’ Day

The International Workers’ Day commemorates more than the historic struggles and gains made by the labor movement regarding workers’ rights and their working conditions,

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The finest hour of Tungsram

On June 18, 1946 Winston Churchill called on the people of the Commonwealth to stand their ground against the Third Reich with these words: If the British Empire and its Commonwealth last for a thousand years, men will still say, “This was their finest hour.”

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World Telecommunication and Information Society Day May 17

Today we are celebrating the 50th World Telecommunication Day since May 17, 1969. It is a celebration for Tungsram as well, as our company contributed to building a connected society since the beginning of electric communication.

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Foundation of the Chair for Nuclear Physics at the Royal Joseph University of Technology and Economics

Disruptive technologies are transforming our life profoundly at an accelerated pace. They have changed the competitive position of enterprises, too.

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On New Ways: Lipót (Leopold) Aschner, CEO of Tungsram 1921-1944

Lipót (Leopold) Aschner was born on January 27, 1872, as the first son in a Jewish family with nine children, in Nové Sady (Assakürt), the northern part of Hungary (today Slovakia). After only eight years in school, Aschner had to start his adult life and support his family.

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