Albrecht Jung founded a factory to produce electrical components in 1912, when he was 40. The main focus was on the production of his patented invention: the pull switch with 1/8 rotation. This principle of a short actuating path has formed the basis for all switch constructions of the company up to the present day.
Since those first founding years the marker points of the road to success in business have been characterised by product developments that really stand out. As a result of market demand, JUNG quickly specialised in the manufacture of switches and sockets. As well as a high standard of quality, the design factor won more and more importance. Back in the 1960's the company presented a push button switch that supplemented the then customary rocker and turn models and which became a classic of contemporary switch design. With the development of the first range with a maximum switch area of 70 x 70 mm, JUNG definitively set new standards in functionality, design and user convenience in 1968: A new generation of switches was born!
Progress continued at blazing speed in the course of the next few years and decades. The requirements of modern building technology became ever tougher. To meet these demands, JUNG continuously extended its product portfolio and won over the market with its innovative developments. In the same way, today JUNG offers a large selection of devices and systems that impress with their modern technology, sophisticated design and exceptional range of functions. On the one hand, our portfolio includes switches, outlets, dimmers, and observers in all kinds of variations for all possible uses. On the other, it includes innovative systems for controlling features in your home. From lighting, blind, or temperature control to wireless and KNX technologies, door communication, and multimedia control, a comprehensive spectrum of applications is covered. In addition to comfort and security, the requirements regarding cost-effectiveness and energy efficiency are also met in all cases.
JUNG is optimistically looking to the future with the help of this innovative strategy and is moving on into the next 100 years of successful product history.
From the founding fathers up to the management team of today
Strategic thinking and proactive actions have characterised the management style of JUNG for a hundred years now. As a pioneer of his time, in 1912 Albrecht Jung created the basis of the JUNG success story with the founding of the company and the development of his 45° rotation pull switch. In 1919, Ernst Paris, who would become the son-in-law of Albrecht Jung, entered the company as a partner, and made a significant impression on the commercial side. It is thanks to them that the young company was able to ride out the difficult times after the war without any damage.
At the beginning of the 1960s the second generation took the rudder in the shape of Siegfried Jung, the son of Albrecht. A few years later, in 1967, the management team was expanded to include his friend Theodor Schulte within the field of Sales. Together the two new men at the top extended the market success of the family-run company even further.
More than 20 years ago the leadership of the company was transferred to the third generation, Harald Jung, grandson of the company's founder. He also based his work on the guiding principle that has guaranteed market success until now: Progress as tradition. Initially he was supported by Heinz-Jürgen Kuhn and Malte Vinck, and until today by his two management partners, Michael Eyrich and Martin Herms. The direction for the future is clearly defined: JUNG is sticking to the path adopted of offering specialist outlets and the trade a comprehensive range of devices and systems that are exemplary in terms of technology, quality, user convenience and design.
Harald Jung on the reasons for the success of the company over the generations
"In the one hundred years of the history of our company we have always made a commitment to sustainable progress. It is a strategy of developing and manufacturing the products with reliable consistency and innovative strength. A significant factor for our success in the world market has been the commitment and the entrepreneurial approach of our staff. As a medium-sized family-run business, the corporate culture of a responsible way of dealing with one another also forms the basis for how we deal with suppliers and customers. We feel obliged to provide benefit to the customer, regardless of passing trends and fashions.
Credibility and openness direct all our actions. We live and experience an uncompromising desire to give top quality in technology and design. Our view of ourselves also includes a clear commitment to Germany as a location. A clever decision, as is shown repeatedly. Because products from JUNG that are "Made in Germany" are highly esteemed worldwide as a guarantee of reliable top quality. In this way we look optimistically towards the future so as to be able to write many more years of successful JUNG history."