Top: Dr. Philipp Dehn, managing partner and fourth generation of DEHN. Above: The DEHN headquarters in Neumarkt.
Reliable surge and lightning protection since 1910 Founded more than 100 years ago, the family-owned company DEHN + SÖHNE is known as a global market leader for innovative surge protection, lightning protection as well as safety equipment. TEXT: NADINE CARSTENS I PHOTOS: DEHN + SÖHNE
Thunderstorms often cause severe destruction: when lightning strikes a building, electricity can pass through all its wires. As a result, electrical appliances such as computers, phones or technical equipment might be damaged. If this strike occurs at an unfortunate point, it could bring an entire company to a standstill. But luckily, there are appropriate safety systems today. With more than 100 years of experience, the family-owned company DEHN + SÖHNE can be considered a pioneer in terms of developing a reliable protection for buildings, electrical and elec-
tronic systems and human life. Therefore, the company based in Neumarkt provides lightning protection and earthing, but also surge protection and safety equipment. As a global market leader, DEHN offers custom-tailored products and solutions which ensure that working with electricity does not pose any danger. For this reason, industries like energy, telecommunication, functional building, and the manufacturing and process industry, as well as companies from transportation and shipping, and safety engineering trust the experts working at DEHN. Founded in 1910 by the electrical engineering technician Hans Dehn, the fourthgeneration company today employs about 1,700 people worldwide and has patented
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more than 1,100 products.“One reason for our success is that we take responsibility for both our customers and our employees: We not only want to provide job security, we also try to continuously motivate our staff and improve their skills,” says Dr. Philipp Dehn, CEO and managing partner of DEHN. “Therefore, we are able to keep up with the times and develop protection systems for wind farms, charging stations for electric cars, as well as for the Industrial Internet of Things, smart-home and smart-grid solutions.” In order to adapt to new markets and to improve certain processes, the independently operating company particularly focuses on research and development. Hence, employees not only constantly improve their qualifications, the company additionally promotes young talent. Sustainability is another factor which is important to the DEHN group. When developing products, the company thus pays close attention to the standards of environment protection and quality. At the Hannover Messe (hall 13, booth E85) from 25 to 29 April, visitors have the chance to see some of DEHN’s new products such as DEHNcord, DEHNvario, the DEHNcheck camera and voltage detector. Representatives of the company will also inform about the latest requirements and amendments of the market. www.dehn.de www.dehn-international.com
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