In 1969, Ludwig Obwieser created the enterprise "EGLO Leuchten“. An important milestone followed in 1976 with the building of the first business premises in the Tyrol (Austria). In the mid 1980's EGLO was finally established as one of the leading light manufacturers in Europe. Expansion into new markets became priority and the opening of the first sales division in Germany laid a solid foundation for international business dealings. Consistent development of new markets opened the opportunity to establish more than 70 business premises all over the world. EGLO is globally classed as one of the most successful suppliers of decorative home lighting.