From 1907
to nowadays
1907 — 1958 Exploring Electricity at the Turn of the Century
1907
Belgium: Workshops of Jules Schréder and Co. founded in midst of the first industrial revolution
1923
Belgium: Schréder develops a variety of electronic technologies, including electronic boxes and panel boards
1933
Belgium: Schréder launches its industrial lighting branch outside Liège, the historic center of Europe's industrial revolution and once home to multiple steel and coal giants
1951
France: Schréder’s first expansion outside Belgium and the year it develops the iconic PQ range luminaire with reflectors of electropolished aluminium
1953
First laboratory worldwide with a two-angle reflectometer permitting Schréder to measure the characteristics of road surfaces so as to distribute light in most efficient manner. This made us a pioneer in luminance lighting calculations.
1958
Brussels World Fair: Given its expertise in working with aluminium, Schréder is called upon to polish Brussels's acclaimed Atomium, playing a pivotal role in creating the structure for the World Fair, dubbed Expo 58
1958 — 1985 Adventuring Outwards and Pushing Global Boundaries
1960
France: Schréder lights up Paris Orly Airport as the aviation boom takes off, including the main ring and exit roads
1970
Schréder introduces the Z Range, marking the beginning of tightness standards for water and dust across the industry with over 2 million models sold.
1972
Schréder launches the Saturn, heralding future urban lighting ranges by coupling photometry and design
1976
Ecuador, Bolivia: After establishing itself in Colombia in 1955, Schréder keeps pushing geographic horizons and enters the Ecuadorian and Bolivian markets
1983
Hungary, Ukraine: Schréder becomes the first industrial company to develop in the former Eastern bloc
1985
Schréder revolutionises long-term tightness levels by inventing the SealSafe® system
1985 — 2007 Partnering with Cities Worldwide
1993
France: Schréder partners with architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte to light the Champs-Elysées, marking a successful move into the design market that defines lighting throughout the 1990s
1994
Schréder selected because of its engineering expertise to light the Channel Tunnel: 35,000 luminaires under the sea connecting the U.K. and the European Union.
2001
Strategic Expansion: Schréder expands into new markets by acquiring businesses in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, and South Africa to consolidate its footprint in Europe, and emerging markets
2002
Italy: Schréder lights the Coliseum in Rome while optimising photometry throughout 2000s
2007
Croatia: Schréder installs LEDs in an urban lighting context as the LED Generation kicks off - a world first in an urban lighting context, a world first in Split, Crotia's second largest city along the Adriatic sea
2007 — Present Accompanying the Visionaries of Tomorrow
2010
LED Generation: Development of a complete range of LED luminaires
2012
United States: Schréder inaugurates decade of connectivity in lighting by installing 22,000 LuCo-PD controllers in San Jose, California
2015
Schréder is the first to create an interactive luminaire that enables WiFi connectivity, EV charging, and other options bringing people closer to eachother and their environment
2016
Owlet IOT Launch: Introduces a plug and play control platform that connects light, sensors, and urban infrastructure
2017
United Kingdom: Schréder wins a Smart City prize in London, reflecting how smart lighting technology is key when it comes to enabling connectivity in the city of tomorrow
1907 — 1958 Exploring Electricity at the Turn of the Century
1907
Belgium: Workshops of Jules Schréder and Co. founded in midst of the first industrial revolution
1923
Belgium: Schréder develops a variety of electronic technologies, including electronic boxes and panel boards
1933
Belgium: Schréder launches its industrial lighting branch outside Liège, the historic center of Europe's industrial revolution and once home to multiple steel and coal giants
1951
France: Schréder’s first expansion outside Belgium and the year it develops the iconic PQ range luminaire with reflectors of electropolished aluminium
1953
First laboratory worldwide with a two-angle reflectometer permitting Schréder to measure the characteristics of road surfaces so as to distribute light in most efficient manner. This made us a pioneer in luminance lighting calculations.
1958
Brussels World Fair: Given its expertise in working with aluminium, Schréder is called upon to polish Brussels's acclaimed Atomium, playing a pivotal role in creating the structure for the World Fair, dubbed Expo 58
1958 — 1985 Adventuring Outwards and Pushing Global Boundaries
1960
France: Schréder lights up Paris Orly Airport as the aviation boom takes off, including the main ring and exit roads
1970
Schréder introduces the Z Range, marking the beginning of tightness standards for water and dust across the industry with over 2 million models sold.
1972
Schréder launches the Saturn, heralding future urban lighting ranges by coupling photometry and design
1976
Ecuador, Bolivia: After establishing itself in Colombia in 1955, Schréder keeps pushing geographic horizons and enters the Ecuadorian and Bolivian markets
1983
Hungary, Ukraine: Schréder becomes the first industrial company to develop in the former Eastern bloc
1985
Schréder revolutionises long-term tightness levels by inventing the SealSafe® system
1985 — 2007 Partnering with Cities Worldwide
1993
France: Schréder partners with architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte to light the Champs-Elysées, marking a successful move into the design market that defines lighting throughout the 1990s
1994
Schréder selected because of its engineering expertise to light the Channel Tunnel: 35,000 luminaires under the sea connecting the U.K. and the European Union.
2001
Strategic Expansion: Schréder expands into new markets by acquiring businesses in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, and South Africa to consolidate its footprint in Europe, and emerging markets
2002
Italy: Schréder lights the Coliseum in Rome while optimising photometry throughout 2000s
2007
Croatia: Schréder installs LEDs in an urban lighting context as the LED Generation kicks off - a world first in an urban lighting context, a world first in Split, Crotia's second largest city along the Adriatic sea
2007 — Present Accompanying the Visionaries of Tomorrow
2010
LED Generation: Development of a complete range of LED luminaires
2012
United States: Schréder inaugurates decade of connectivity in lighting by installing 22,000 LuCo-PD controllers in San Jose, California
2015
Schréder is the first to create an interactive luminaire that enables WiFi connectivity, EV charging, and other options bringing people closer to eachother and their environment
2016
Owlet IOT Launch: Introduces a plug and play control platform that connects light, sensors, and urban infrastructure
2017
United Kingdom: Schréder wins a Smart City prize in London, reflecting how smart lighting technology is key when it comes to enabling connectivity in the city of tomorrow
Our presence

We provide solutions
in over 35 countries

Schréder factory in Pilisszentiván, Hungary

Being local

Schréder’s success is built locally with its customers and its suppliers

Our ambition has always been to establish ourselves on a long-term basis in the countries where we work. It allows us to retain a personal touch with clients and respond to unique needs whilst bringing global experience to the table

2600
people

111
years-old

5
continents