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29. February 2024

MENTOR and MUNDA at Light + Building 2024

It's that time again. For the first time since 2018, we are back at Light and Building in Frankfurt. We are looking forward to showing you many luminous innovations and exciting examples of product-integrated light in person again. read on
1. November 2022

Technology cooperation for backlit surfaces

Backlit surfaces are becoming increasingly popular in modern cars and many other products. The companies LEONARD KURZ and MENTOR have combined their expertise in a technology co-operation to be able to offer better solutions in the future. read on
19. September 2022

„Let there be light“ – Corporate Publishing 24/7

Our first book publication is all about integrated lighting solutions, our company, important milestones, illuminating facts & shining highlights. Take a look now at the digital version of “24/7 – One day with MENTOR lighting solutions. One century devoted to precision.” read on
24. August 2022

MENTOR corporate film – Universal language of light

A picture says more than a thousand words – this is even more true for moving pictures and video recordings. So, at this point we don’t need many words, except: We have made a film. See for yourself … read on
19. July 2022

Energy supply at MENTOR

Securing our energy supply – whether for our private or business use – is currently on everyone’s mind in Germany. We are increasingly being contacted by concerned customers with questions about our continued ability to deliver our products and services in face of the current situation. We would like to respond to these concerns. read on
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31. May 2022

M-FabriX – Using luminous textiles in design

Incorporating luminous textiles in product and industrial design offers a range of fascinating options. The product designer Martin Schmidt has come up with innovative ideas for the use of our textile lighting system M-FabriX. Be inspired... read on
Lighting solutions
31. March 2022

Live or virtual: experience integrated lighting solutions in our new showroom

To show you what light can do in your products, we have now significantly expanded and reopened our showroom in Erkrath - live and virtually. Let us inspire you read on
2. February 2022

New light guides and signal lamps for IP68 applications

Even when products are used outdoors or come into contact with water or moisture in some other way, light can generate a special benefit. For these requirements, we develop individual waterproof lighting solutions for our customers, but also offer a wide range of standard items for IP68 applications. read on
23. December 2021

Helmut Knothe passed away

We are deeply saddened by the news of the death of our long-term employee and colleague Helmut Knothe. read on
Lighting solutions
30. September 2021

Volkswagen, Dormakaba and Viega rely upon lighting solutions from MENTOR

Time and again we are fascinated by how our customers use light in the design of their products in a useful, aesthetic and emotional way. Three very different integrated lighting solution that we were allowed to develop for and with Volkswagen, Dormakaba and Viega do show this vividly. read on
Lighting solutions
5. July 2021

Side-light fibre system M-Fibre wins German Innovation Award

The M-Fiber System impressed in the Lighting Solutions category and was awarded by the German Design Council as “winner” in the Excellence in Business to Business competition class with the German Innovation Award. read on
23. June 2021

New website for textile lighting solutions from MUNDA

On the new website www.munda.tech you will find exciting information and a lot of interesting facts about the new technology of textile lighting solutions that is emerging at MUNDA and its many advantages. read on
Lighting solutions
16. February 2021

Materials Monday #4 on the topic of light: benefits, technology, trends.

Experts from MENTOR will be guest speakers at Materials Monday. In the fourth session of the new, interactive dialogue format for the design industry and anyone with an interest in design, the focus will be on light on 01.03.2021 – specifically, the range of benefits, modern technology and latest trends in the field of... read on
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10. February 2021

M-Fibre: New LED modules for even more possibilities

New, off-the-shelf standard LED modules mean many more configurations are possible for linear light applications with the most varied ambient light levels: for use at night or twilight, in daylight or direct sunlight. read on
Lighting solutions
4. February 2021

Illuminated exhibition furniture

The M-Fibre side light fibre system illuminates the exhibition furniture at design conference materials.cologne. Cyan light lends accents using the conference’s corporate design, elegantly and subtly drawing attention to the exhibits on show. read on
19. January 2021

Next generation joins the board

At MENTOR, Dennis Weyer, the third generation of the Weyer family, takes on responsibility as managing director. read on
8. January 2021

MENTOR wins Rheinland Genial award

MENTOR’s new side light fibre system, M-Fibre, was nominated for the Rheinland Genial innovation award and is now one of the first winners of this prize. read on
4. August 2020

Variable and cost-effective solutions: New MENTOR signal lights with SMD-LED

Auf Basis einer SMD-LED hat MENTOR eine neue Signalleuchte entwickelt, die in einem breiten Sortiment als Standardartikel lieferbar ist und vielfältige Optionen für kundenspezifische Lösungen bietet. read on
4. August 2020

Ring LED light used as a standard component for switches, buttons, knobs, connectors, controllers and logos

Ähnlich wie im Konsumgüterbereich gewinnen Designaspekte auch im Bereich von Maschinen und Geräten zunehmend an Bedeutung. Besonderes relevant ist in diesem Zusammenhang das Thema Licht im Produkt. Um es zu ermöglichen, Licht auf einfache und kostengünstige Weise in Produkte zu integrieren, stellt MENTOR eine neue Ring-Beleuchtung... read on
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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. read on
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
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
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
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
15. 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. read on