about DREES

Lighting expertise - for almost 70 years

We see our work as a contribution to creating a world that is both aesthetically pleasing and highly efficient.

“In 1957, the foundation stone was laid for today’s company DREES Lichttechnik GmbH, which is now managed and designed by the third generation.

Our customer base plays an essential role in our daily work. In close dialog, we find tailor-made solutions for unique requirements and ideas.

And in doing so, we always surpass ourselves. What unites us at DREES is a shared vision and our passionate enthusiasm for light.”

– Christian Drees, Managing Director

Lighting designers of the future - competent & reliable

Our aim is to be a pioneer in the field of innovative lighting technology, even in times of change, while at the same time guaranteeing safety and quality. The current demands of the industry require us to have a feel for the zeitgeist and clear design.

A sustainable and responsible use of light is a matter close to our hearts. Our dedicated team is at your side to help you identify potential savings and create exceptional projects.

You can also rely on us:

  • Our quality promise: Our 5-year guarantee gives you peace of mind
  • Large product selection: We have an extensive selection of over 7,500 lights, assemblies and components for professional use.
  • Individual lighting solutions: Our customers are not afraid of competition. We strengthen you with impressive special solutions.
  • Delivery to the construction site: If required, we can deliver our products directly to the construction site.
  • Forward-looking lighting advice: Our project team is on hand to provide you with competent and experienced advice on any project, no matter how unusual.
  • Personal contacts: Our team is there for you.

  • Quality:
    We are not jacks of all trades. That is why we have strong partners who know our quality standards and implement them in every single product.
  • Process reliability: We are not perfect either. Mistakes are tackled constructively so that we are always improving.

Find out more about the three core competencies of DREES on our special pages:

Foundation of Josef Drees Metallwaren – production of luminaire hangers & stamped sheet metal parts

Renamed Drees KG Metallwaren – Expansion of production to include tube processing for luminaires

New building in Sundern (Zum Dümpel 4) – Expansion of the product portfolio with additional accessories for luminaires

Change of name to Drees Leuchtenteile GmbH

Entry into LED technology

Change of name to Drees Lichttechnik GmbH – Continuation of the development of LED technology from individual assemblies to the manufacture of complete luminaires

Integration of electronics production – expansion of vertical integration & PCB assembly

Change of name to Drees GmbH – introduction of the Lighting Technology, Electrical Engineering & Individual divisions

Conversion of SMD production – expansion of production for PCB assembly to two production lines (with three assembly machines)

Christian Drees takes over sole management of the company

New development & relaunch of the DREES brand identity and focus on the project business

From the heart of the Sauerland

Over 60 years of experience
Over 90 energetic hands
Personal & individual
5 year guarantee
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Closed on 08.03.24!

We will be closed next Friday due to a company outing to Light & Building.