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General
1. August 2020

Corona-Virus: Latest information for our customers, suppliers and applicants

The current situation around the corona virus requires all of us to act responsibly and take consistent measures. Our employees’, customers’ and partners’ health is our top priority at MENTOR. At the same time, we mean to ensure being a reliable partner to you, especially in these turbulent times. read on
Lighting solutions
20. July 2020

Illuminated Lines in Design

We asked designer Martin Schmidt to develop ideas for us that show how linear lighting can be used to create a functional and aesthetic added value. Be inspired... read on
General
2. July 2020

MENTOR is among the TOP 100 of Germany’s most innovative SMEs once again in 2020

The prestigious competition TOP 100 has been recognising the most innovative companies among Germany’s SMEs for the past 27 years. We are once again one of the winning companies this year. In the independent selection process, MENTOR was particularly impressive in the “Innovation Success” and “Outward Looking/Open Innovation”... read on
Lighting solutions
14. February 2020

M-Fibre side light fibre system wins 2020 DesignPlus Award

Our M-Fibre side light fibre system has won the “exhibitor” category of the Design Plus powered by Light + Building award. We are delighted to have won the award, which is viewed as a product quality seal and honours future viability, innovative design and energy-efficient technology. read on
Lighting solutions
8. January 2020

materials.cologne 2020 – MENTOR to attend design and innovation conference as an exhibitor and partner

The materials.cologne conference will take place in Cologne on 22 and 23 October 2020. We are delighted to be attending as an exhibitor and partner for the first time. read on
Lighting solutions
31. October 2019

Lighting solutions from MENTOR at VDID’s “Intelligence of the Future” conference

VDID’s specialist conference on “Intelligence of the Future – How Smart is AI?” is taking place at the Design Center Baden-Württemberg in Stuttgart on Friday, 8 November 2019. MENTOR will be there as an exhibitor and sponsor. read on
Components
14. October 2019

NEW: LED surface luminaire light for logos, signs and text

Light offers the widest range of possibilities to anyone who wants to, quite literally, make a mark in their product design. Showcasing of the brand logo, communication of status information via coloured symbols and text, or … read on
Components
30. September 2019

Light in brand logos: function – emotion – branding

Illuminated logos are an increasingly common sight. We believe that’s no accident, because the use of light in logos can have functional benefits as well as creating emotional and aesthetic effects. Three illuminated logos that we have developed with and for our customers demonstrate this perfectly … read on
General
12. July 2019

AUNDE and MENTOR establish joint venture MUNDA for textile lighting systems

AUNDE and MENTOR combine their core capabilities and establish a joint venture to work together on the development, production and delivery of textile lighting systems. read on
General
5. July 2019

IT- and information security: Certification to ISO/IEC 27001 and TISAX®

MENTOR is certified to the international norm of ISO/IEC 27001 read on
General
28. June 2019

MENTOR recognized as an innovation leader in the SME sector

The renowned competition TOP 100 has been honoring the most innovative companies of the german SME sector for more than 25 years. This year, for the first time, we have faced this competition and immediately made the leap among the best. read on
Lighting solutions
17. June 2019

VDID Newcomers Award 2019. And the winners are …

Lars Herzog, Lina Pfannstiel and Benedikt Schneeberg win special prize “Light in Product Design” awarded as part of the VDID Newcomers’ Award 2019. read on
Lighting solutions
9. April 2019

Functional and aesthetic added value product-integrated light

The title Story of the LED special issue of Elektronik Praxis reports on the technical possibilities and trends in the realisation of product-integrated light. Available in German only! read on
General
1. April 2019

New subsidiary founded: MENTOR Asia

To operate even more effectively in our markets in Asia in the future, we have founded MENTOR Components Asia Ltd. in Thailand. read on
Components
4. January 2019

M-Fibre – the all-rounder for product integrated lighting

The specific requirements and technical conditions in our customer projects are as manifold as the projects themselves. read on
General
2. January 2019

MENTOR is a member of the German Design Council

We are happy to announce that MENTOR was admitted to the circle of donors of the German Design Council read on
Lighting solutions
14. December 2018

VDID Newcomers Award – special award Product Integrated Lighting

The promotion of young talents in the area of industrial and product design has been a key issue for the VDID, the association of German Industrial Designers, for many years. read on
General
19. November 2018

MENTOR portrayed in “The Major German Brands”

The series is published by the German Design Council and portrays exceptional German brand companies since 2013. read on
General
1. October 2018

MENTOR at Electronica 2018

Under the banner "Components and Solutions" we will show the wide range of our technical possibilities to realize integrated lighting solutions at the Electronica 2018 in Munich by means of a multitude of customized system solutions. read on
Components
15. March 2018

M-Fibre – Innovative side light fibre for product-integrated light solutions

The new sidelight fibre system M-Fibre offers fascinating possibilities for functional or decorative line lighting in products of various sectors. read on
Lighting solutions
4. October 2017

Experience integrated lighting solutions live – Our new showroom in Erkrath

Light must be experienced. To be able to truly assess the quality of light, its homogeneity and its impact, you must see the light applications with your own eyes. read on
Lighting solutions
29. September 2017

VDID Workshop Meeting – MENTOR in dialogue with product and industrial designers

At the end of September, the first VDID workshop meeting was held in our main factory, exploring the subject of integrated lighting solutions. More than twenty designers accepted our invitation to Erkrath and gained insights into the development and manufacture of light components on-site. read on
General
1. September 2017

Vorwerk, Grohe, Audi and Siemens rely upon lighting solutions from MENTOR

When lighting solutions are developed and implemented to high quality standards, they create real added value. That’s what the people responsible for products from major premium brands think too, and that’s why they rely upon MENTOR’s expertise. read on
Lighting solutions
19. June 2017

Thomas Theling won the VDID Newcomers’ Award 2017 with his “Timelight.”

The winners of the VDID Newcomers’ Award 2017 were presented with their awards at the Interzum fair in Cologne. Thomas Theling won the special prize, sponsored by MENTOR, with his “Timelight – Interactive floor lamp and clock.” read on
Lighting solutions
15. February 2017

MENTOR – supporting member of the VDID

Almost 500 industrial designers are members of the Verband deutscher Industriedesigner e.V. (Association of German Industrial Designers, VDID). In its capacity as a supporting member, MENTOR supports the work of the VDID and provides help and guidance to its members on the many different aspects of integrated lighting solutions. read on
Components
25. October 2016

New products in opto electronics

More and more designers and product developers are recognizing the many ways light can be used to create a functional, aesthetic and emotional added value in their products. In order to make it possible to integrate light in a simple and cost-effective manner in products, MENTOR is presenting a new signal lamp with SMD-LED and a new ring... read on
Components
24. October 2016

MENTOR is expanding its range of handles in eight product families

MENTOR, the specialist in electronic and mechanical components, has considerably expanded its range of handles and presented over 50 new handles in eight product families at Electronica in Munich. read on
General
18. May 2016

The new injection moulding factory in Erkrath – Time-lapse video

Work at our new injection moulding production plant recently got underway on a 3000 m2 site near our head office in Erkrath. It has room for over 25 high-performance injection moulding machines and a modern drying and material distribution unit for the centralised supply of machines with different plastic granulates. read on
General
28. September 2015

New factory in Poland commences operations

Just nine months after the laying of the foundation stone, the new MENTOR plant in Jelcz-Laskowice was completed in the middle of July and has commenced operations. Production at the new plant will focus on the manufacturing of mechanical components and the assembly of products for the automotive sector and many other industries. read on
Components
11. June 2015

Modular signal lamps – the next generation

MENTOR is developing a new concept for customer-specific LED signal lamps for use in front panels. Single modules can be configured individually and combined to create an ideal solution for the specific application read on
Automotive
12. February 2015

Modular RGB colour light system for sophisticated applications

Coloured lighting solutions are increasingly finding their way into many areas of life and work. Typical applications for dynamic LED mixed light are the areas automotive / transport as well as room or object illuminations featuring coloured light scenarios that can be adjusted for mood. Based on the latest RGB LED systems, MENTOR... read on