History

1948

The company was founded in 1948 as a factory for the production of general lighting.

1957

Development of the brand name NARVA which reflected some important materials and processes necessary in lamp production: Nitrogen, Argon and Vacuum.

1969

Manufacturing of first halogen bulbs started.

1974

The production of H4 lamps in quartz glass began.

1978-1982

The development of hard glass took place. The H4 has been produced with that new glass technology henceforward.

1987

The production of Halogen miniature lamps in hard glass started.

1991

Foundation of NARVA Glühlampenwerk Plauen GmbH

1994-1999

NARVA brought the HB3/HB4 halogen lamps onto the US American market, which were developed specially for the requirements there. HB5 halogen lamp was launched in US markets.

2005

Investments were done to generate increased space and capacity.

2006

As a further milestone in its history, NARVA brought out a H7 lamp in hard glass technology.

2008

NARVA celebrates its 60th birthday. With more than 60 years of experience NARVA have established themselves as experts in automotive lighting.

2012

NARVA is an automotive international brand within the Philips automotive Group