TURBOLITE Vertriebs GmbH
was founded in September 1993 with main target of producing
compact fluorescent lamps in China and of selling them in
Germany and Western Europe.
With the successful settlement of legal
patent proceedings against Philips at Hamburg county court
in 1994 Turbolite company made history. The court’s
decision opened up the market – especially in Germany –
for these products and made the prices drop from 40 DM to 5
DM per piece within 3 years .
The low price level created the basis
for a break through in the market and resulted in a mass
distribution of energy saving compact fluorescent lamps.
Under these circumstances Turbolite was faced with the
necessity to accomplish a complete change of its production
and distribution activities, since a great number of new
importers and producers invaded the market and swept
away existing distribution structures.
So Turbolite used the experience gathered
in manufacture of energy saving lamps for development of
completely new goods. In 1997 Turbolite was the first to
supply electronic hand lamps equipped with CFL electronic
ballast to German market at reasonable prices.
Taking advantage of cooperation between Turbolite and the
biggest producer of ferrites in the former Soviet Union in
designing and manufacturing coil winding goods for needs of
CFL production in Ukraine, our company built up in 1995/96
another business area – the development and manufacture of
customised ferrite goods. With annual sales of more than 1 million EUR ferrites make up about
40 per cent of the
company’s annual turnover and its volume is rapidly
This significant growth is based on the reasonable prices
Turbolite is offering for ferrite goods as well as on the
much more convenient logistic structures in comparison with
deliveries from Far East. Further more, after years of
successful automation and optimization of staff management
many companies in Western Europe and especially in Germany
cannot stand the price pressure any longer and consider
shifting the production to countries in Eastern Europe or
buying there low-priced raw material or semifinished goods
the only way to cope with the situation.
Particularly this scope of activities – the supply of
semifinished goods, especially ferrites, at competitive
prices – is the core business area of Turbolite company. A
staff of highly skilled engineers and technicians as well as
employees with rich experience in logistics help the company
to perform a competent job.
All these factors enabled Turbolite to become supplier of
such strong and wellknown companies as e.g. Philips (L.G.
Philips Displays) or Samsung a.o..
In 2002 the start of a highly efficient Swiss
grinding maschine contributed to a further modernisation of
segment manufacture. The annual production volume increased
to an output of about 1200 t finished products.
At present Turbolite company employs 10 people who are
active at its offices in Berlin, Kiev (operational branch
Ukraine) and Shanghai (official representative in PR of
Turbolites turn over increased since 1997 from 3,9 Mio, DM
up to more than 2,7 Mio. EUR in 2004.