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From a Craftman’s workshop to a modern industrial company

In our great-grandparents’ time electricity was by no means a matter of course. At the beginning of the 20th century, electricity was at best available in large cities but rarely in rural areas. It was only at the beginning of the 1920’s that electricity was made accessible to many small towns and villages for the first time.

The history of DEHN’s success started in Nuremberg on January the 21st in 1910, when Hans Dehn founded his electrical installation company. Very soon he was involved in the complex problems of lightning protection. By 1918 he had published his first patent on this subject and started the production of lightning protection components. It is through Hans Dehn’s entrepreneurship and vision that has seen DEHN become a world leader in this field.

Located in Neumarkt/Oberpfalz, DEHN is a third generation, worldwide family owned enterprise, employing more than 1000 people in Neumarkt and has seen almost 2000 young people trained over the last 100 years. The wide range of products now includes more than 4000 components and devices, specialising in three product ranges, lightning protection, surge protection and safety equipment. Recent products such as the DEHNventil, DEHNguard, Blitzductor and HVI conductor are milestones in the development of class leading lightning and surge protection and further proof of the talent within in the company.

As well as providing innovative products for lightning and surge protection, DEHN provides specifically designed protection concepts as well as engineering and test performance in the company’s impulse current laboratory.

Our founder’s ideas, continuous intensive research and development effort, combined with high social competence concerning its employees, has made DEHN a global market leader and pioneer in its field. Together with key principles of quality, innovation, customer satisfaction and confidence, ensures that human and engineering safety is always DEHN’s uppermost priority.

To help celebrate the DEHN Groups 100 year anniversary, DEHN (UK) has expanded its nationwide seminars on BS EN 62305, the current Lightning and Surge Protection Standard. Released a new UK Lightning Protection Catalogue containing the most popular products from the UK and Europe and you will find DEHN (UK) exhibiting at Electrex in June and the M&E show in October, for more information on these and much more visit our website

Everyone at DEHN (UK) would like to thank you for your custom and look forward to working with you in the year ahead to make 2010 a year of real success.

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