The company was founded in 1948 as a factory for the production of general lighting.
Development of the brand name NARVA which reflected some important materials and processes necessary in lamp production: Nitrogen, Argon and Vacuum.
Manufacturing of first halogen bulbs started.
The production of H4 lamps in quartz glass began.
The development of hard glass took place. The H4 has been produced with that new glass technology henceforward.
The production of Halogen miniature lamps in hard glass started.
Foundation of NARVA Glühlampenwerk Plauen GmbH
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.
Investments were done to generate increased space and capacity.
As a further milestone in its history, NARVA brought out a H7 lamp in hard glass technology.
NARVA celebrates its 60th birthday. With more than 60 years of experience NARVA have established themselves as experts in automotive lighting.
NARVA is an automotive international brand within the Philips automotive Group