TRILUX is looking back on a company history of more than 100 years. In 1912, Wilhelm Lenze founded a manufacture for luminaire accessories and residential lighting which developed into a successful medium-sized family business over a period of 30 years despite setbacks due to inflation and war. The Nazi regime brought about a difficult time for nonconformist Wilhelm Lenze. He and his company were subjected to political and economic ostracism. Expropriation and company closure were successfully reversed in 1944. However, in spring 1945, seven bombs hit the factory in Neheim-Hüsten – meaning the temporary end.