Progress as tradition

When Albrecht Jung founded his company in 1912, three things were important to him: progress, quality and design. These principles have characterised JUNG to date and are noticeable and can be experienced in all parts of the company. "Progress as tradition" is an attitude and at the same time the commitment to constant new thinking. A commitment to the development of ideas that create something new, for easier use, better functionality, more attractive appearance and more customer-friendly service. This motivates and unites us at JUNG. Every day.

 
100 years of JUNG

Three generations. One history.

 
1912. Ingenuity has a future

Albrecht Jung founded the company in the tranquil small town of Schalksmühle in 1912. Not far from today's location. The focus of his still young company was the production of his current patent pending invention: the pull switch with 1/8 rotation. The innovation lies in a particularly short actuation path - a principle that still forms the basis of all the company's switch designs today. "My grandfather", says Harald Jung, today's company director in the third generation, "was previously employed as a master craftsman at the Busch und Jäger company in Schalksmühle. He had many good ideas for innovations, but they fell on deaf ears there. He rented a basement next to his house and set up his own business to realise his ideas". A courage to take risks that should pay off: Together with his later partner Ernst Paris, Albrecht Jung quickly brought the company to economic success. Just a few years later, Albrecht Jung bought a former school building and a nearby greenhouse, which was converted into a temporary production facility in 1919 before the first JUNG factory building was established in Schalksmühle in 1927/1928. Together Albrecht Jung und Ernst Paris lead the company even in difficult times – two world wars and the following lean post-war years.

 
1960. The dawn of a new age.

At the beginning of the 1960s, the second generation took over the helm with Siegfried Jung. A few years later, in 1967, his friend Theodor Schulte strengthened the management by adding a sales department. Together the two new men at the top further extended the market success of the family-run company. As well as a high standard of quality, the design factor became increasingly important. As early as the 1960s, the company presented a push-switch that complemented the tilting and rotary models previously in use. With the development of the first range with maximum switch area, JUNG definitively set new standards in functionality, design and user convenience. The LS 990 switch range, launched on the market in 1968, is today one of the timeless classics among the switch ranges.

 
1993. New premises, new networks.

The company has been managed in the 3rd generation by Harald Jung since 1993. He also based his work on the guiding principle that has guaranteed market success until now: Progress as tradition. He was initially supported by Heinz-Jürgen Kuhn and Malte Vinck, before Michael Eyrich and Martin Herms, his two current partners, joined the company management. The JUNG company has grown continuously. Simultaneously with the enormous development of electrical engineering, from wired to wireless control to cloud based voice control. Each further development of the range has expanded the business segment - from light switches to blind control, security systems, sensors, radio and KNX to energy monitoring. The company has also become more international and today, with over 1,200 employees, 18 subsidiaries and agencies in 67 countries, is one of the leading medium-sized companies in the electrical industry.

 
Made in Germany. Since 1912.

JUNG milestones

1912

Pull switch with eight-part switchover

1920

Moment switch

1935

Toggle switch

1950

Rocker switch

1965

Rocker switches

1979

Topline switch range

1999

Bidirectional radio system

2007

KNX Touch Panel

2010

KNX compact room controller

2010

EnOcean wall-mounted transmitter

2010

Smart Remote

2013

Smart Control IP