Carl Steng 

Hans Steng

1945- 1973

Peter Steng


Andreas Steng

(since 1991)


Four Generations of Light


An enthusiasm for technology, a fascination with electricity, and a profound interest in lighting prompted Carl Steng to found a specialist lighting company in 1911 - at a time when homes and streets were still illuminated by gas.


His son, Hans, successfully guided the business through the difficult post-war period and through the era of the German economic miracle. In 1972, the reins passed to the third generation of the family, to Peter Steng, grandson of the founder. Following in the innovative footsteps of his forefathers, he was an early advocate of low-voltage lighting.


The development of pioneering systems that combined high-quality engineering with attractive design led to many national and international awards. Andreas Steng, representing the fourth generation of the family, joined the senior management team in 1997, and acquired ownership in 2004. In December 2014, Peter Steng stoodown as a member of the managment board and became an ordinary member of the supervisory board. Andreas Steng was appointed to the Chairman of the management board.


The STENG success story demonstrates that tradition and progress are not mutually exclusive. All STENG lights are manufactured to the highest quality standards in Germany.