OSRAM is made up of the combination of the two words Osmium and Wolfram (tungsten).
While osmium was the first metal ever to be used as a radiant filament for incandescent lamps it was in 1905 that enormous opportunities for development in the light industry were opened up resulting in several billions of incandescent lamps of all kinds being produced and processed annually worldwide at a very low price per unit.
The first tungsten filament lamps were produced in 1905 by the "Auergesellschaft" which was one of the three founding companies. OSRAM which has only been in existence since 1919 makes use of the know-how transferred to them by the founding companies and of the know-how that was constantly developed further due to intensive research thus gaining 90 years of experience in tungsten technology.
The emphasis in the development is clearly laid on the requirements for light production. Furthermore, the requirements of other applications such as heat conductors, CVD, electr. contacts, electrodes and welding electrodes were met by developing suitable materials and forms.
The products manufactured are exactly specified and are subject to strict quality controls thus resulting in certification according to ISO 14001:2004, ISO 9001:2000 and ISO/TS 16949:2002.
OSRAM Česká republika s.r.o.
The production plant at Bruntal of OSRAM Czech Republic, has been producing lighting components since 2000 thus continuing the long tradition of OSRAM’s production of filaments. Coils and wires are currently supplied to many customers all around the world. The plant has its own Research and Development department the engineers of which design new coils and wires based on the specific requests of each customer. The product range is growing every year. All products are subjected to careful ongoing quality control and meet the specified standards. Some products are manufactured in accordance with the standards of the automotive industry.