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Corona-Virus: Latest information for our customers, suppliers and applicants

01. Jul 2020 | 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.  

M-Fibre side light fibre system wins 2020 DesignPlus Award

14. Feb 2020 | 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.

NEW: LED surface luminaire light for logos, signs and text

07. Feb 2020 | 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 ... 2020 – MENTOR to attend design and innovation conference as an exhibitor and partner

08. Jan 2020 | The 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.

Lighting solutions from MENTOR at VDID’s “Intelligence of the Future" conference

31. Oct 2019 | 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.

Light in brand logos: function - emotion - branding

30. Sep 2019 | 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 ...

AUNDE and MENTOR establish joint venture MUNDA for textile lighting systems

12. Jul 2019 | 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.

IT- and information security: Certification to ISO/IEC 27001 and TISAX®

05. Jul 2019 | Following last year’s certification of our development and production site in Erkrath to the TISAX® standard (Trusted Information Security Assessment Exchange) defined by the automotive industry, our information security management system has now also been certified to international standard ISO/IEC 27001.

MENTOR recognized as an innovation leader in the SME sector

28. Jun 2019 | 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.

VDID Newcomers Award 2019. And the winners are …

17. Jun 2019 | Lars Herzog, Lina Pfannstiel and Benedikt Schneeberg win special prize “Light in Product Design” awarded as part of the VDID Newcomers’ Award 2019.

Functional and aesthetic added value product-integrated light

09. Apr 2019 | 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!

New subsidiary founded: MENTOR Asia

01. Apr 2019 | To operate even more effectively in our markets in Asia in the future, we have founded MENTOR Components Asia Ltd. in Thailand. 

M-Fibre – the all-rounder for product integrated lighting

04. Jan 2019 | The specific requirements and technical conditions in our customer projects are as manifold as the projects themselves.

MENTOR is a member of the German Design Council

02. Jan 2019 | We are happy to announce that MENTOR was admitted to the circle of donors of the German Design Council 

VDID Newcomers Award – special award Product Integrated Lighting

14. Dec 2018 | 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.

MENTOR portrayed in "The Major German Brands"

19. Nov 2018 | The series is published by the German Design Council and portrays exceptional German brand companies since 2013.

MENTOR at Electronica 2018

01. Oct 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.

M-Fibre - Innovative side light fibre for product-integrated light solutions

15. Mar 2018 | The new sidelight fibre system M-Fibre offers fascinating possibilities for functional or decorative line lighting in products of various sectors.

New catalogues: Electro-mechanics and control knobs

05. Mar 2018 | In our new EM catalogue, we have grouped together our electro-mechanical components for SMD and THT assembly. Completely revised and with a new title design, the 9th edition of the proven MENTOR “K - Plastic and metal knobs” catalogue is now available.

Experience MENTOR solutions live. Our trade fairs and events for 2018.

01. Mar 2018 | This year too, we will be taking part in a number of German and, together with our local partners, international trade fairs and events. Experience MENTOR solutions and products live and get to know us in person. We look forward to your visit.

MENTOR at Light + Building 2018

28. Feb 2018 | From 18-23 March 2018, MENTOR will be at the Light + Building trade fair, demonstrating a wide range of solutions for product-integrated light in a variety of industries and application areas.

First hand expertise

10. Oct 2017 | Thomas Kümpfel and Stefan Kretschmer, light experts from MENTOR, will be giving talks at expert events in Berlin and Essen.

Experience integrated lighting solutions live – Our new showroom in Erkrath

04. Oct 2017 | 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.

VDID Workshop Meeting - MENTOR in dialogue with product and industrial designers

29. Sep 2017 | 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. 

New “Integrated Lighting Solutions” Brochure

20. Sep 2017 | Published just a few days ago – our brand new brochure with lots of information about the development and manufacture of customised lighting solutions is available now.

Vorwerk, Grohe, Audi and Siemens rely upon lighting solutions from MENTOR

01. Sep 2017 | 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.

Completely revised and redesigned: the new “OPTO – optoelectronic components” catalogue

15. Aug 2017 | Completely revised and with a new title design, the 11th edition of MENTOR’s “OPTO – optoelectronic components” catalogue is now available. It provides an overview as well as lots of detailed information about our range in this product area.ö

New - Industrial handle with integrated lighting function for status and function display

24. Jul 2017 | MENTOR has introduced an industrial handle with illuminated status display for a wide range of uses in mechanical engineering and equipment manufacturing and in the field of buildings, security and automation technology. 

Thomas Theling won the VDID Newcomers’ Award 2017 with his “Timelight.”

19. Jun 2017 | 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.” 

The world of keyboard components

21. Mar 2017 | MENTOR offers an extensive range of keyboard components and accessories in a variety of different versions for a whole host of applications. We have completely revised, elaborated and restructured the information available on our website about this product range. 

MENTOR – supporting member of the VDID

15. Feb 2017 | 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.

MENTOR Automotive: New website and new brochure

30. Jan 2017 | The automotive industry is one of the most innovative when it comes to integrated lighting solutions for interiors –  but it is also one of the most demanding. Visit our new website and read our new brochure entitled Automotive Lighting Solutions to learn why MENTOR is one of the leading OEM providers in this field. 

New products in opto electronics

25. Oct 2016 | 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. In order to make it possible to integrate light in a simple and cost-effective manner in products, MENTOR is presenting a new signal lamp with SMD-LED and a new ring LED lighting as a standard component at Electronica 2016.

MENTOR is expanding its range of handles in eight product families

24. Oct 2016 | 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.

MENTOR at Electronica 2016

23. Oct 2016 |

Electronica, the trade fair for electronic components, systems and applications, is set to once again open its doors on 8 November 2016 in Munich, Germany.
Completely revised and with a new look: the MENTOR catalogue “TK – Keypad Components”

24. May 2016 | The 4th edition of the MENTOR catalogue “TK – Keypad Components” is now available, featuring fully revised content and a new title design. It provides an overview and a lot of additional information about our range of products in this area.

The new injection moulding factory in Erkrath – Time-lapse video

18. May 2016 | 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.

Talk at the Electronic Lighting Congress in Munich

17. May 2016 | On 16 June 2016 the 6th Electronic Lighting Congress in Munich is the perfect chance to find out more about the latest developments in the field of LED lighting technology and light design, as well as the latest LED trends.

Light + Building 2016: MENTOR exhibits a wide range of OEM light solutions

21. Mar 2016 | In Hall 4.0, booth D71 at the Light and Building 2016 – the world's leading trade fair for lighting, electrical engineering and building automation – MENTOR exhibited a wide range of OEM lighting solutions for different industries and applications.

The Whole World of Light Guides

14. Mar 2016 | We present in the “World of Light Guides” a wide variety of information on the whole spectrum of our light guides on a total of fourteen new pages on the website. Clearly structured, with all the technical details, LED recommendations, references and much more, this will provide you with a quick and simple route to the right light guide.

Trade fairs and events in 2016. Experience MENTOR solutions live.

29. Feb 2016 | We regularly participate in various German trade shows and exhibit at international trade fairs and events in cooperation with our local partners. This year again, you can experience MENTOR’s solutions and products live and get to know us in person. We look forward to meeting you.

More than 20 original light guides. In the MENTOR sample box.

03. Dec 2015 | To provide you with the best possible support in your development projects, we have put together a light guide sample box with more than 20 different MENTOR light guides, which will give you an overview of all our standard range of light guides.

New factory in Poland commences operations

28. Sep 2015 | 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.

NEW: Push button 1446 in reflow-capable THR version

15. Sep 2015 | The horizontal push buttons in the 1445/1446 series are among the popular classics in MENTOR’s range of electro-magnetic THT devices. Designed as pulse buttons, these robust, unipolar push buttons have for many years performed successfully in a very wide variety of uses, e.g. as reset buttons.

The complete spectrum of MENTOR lighting solutions in two brochures

10. Sep 2015 | The spectrum of possibilities with which we place our customers’ products in the right light is both varied and innovative. It ranges from light guides through light modules and customised lighting solutions to complex light engines for modern dynamic white light or colour light applications. 

Kärcher, Sennheiser, and many others rely on solutions from MENTOR

01. Jul 2015 | When customers from all over the world equip their products, they rely on components and lighting solutions from MENTOR. Many of you have done so for decades. In the References section of our website, we regularly showcase specific products and applications in which our standard products or customised solutions are used.

Modular signal lamps - the next generation

11. Jun 2015 | 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

MENTOR at the 2015 Elektronik lighting congress in Munich

13. Mar 2015 | The Elektronik lighting congress is set to open its doors in Munich on 7 May 2015 for the fifth time. The event organisers are the professional journal “Elektronik” and the “elektrobörse-smarthouse” portal, both specialist media of the WEKA publishing group.

Experience MENTOR solutions live. Trade fairs and events in 2015

09. Mar 2015 | We regularly participate in various German trade shows and exhibit at international trade fairs and events in cooperation with our local partners. This year again, you can experience MENTOR’s solutions and products live and get to know us in person. We look forward to meeting you.

Modular RGB colour light system for sophisticated applications

12. Feb 2015 | Coloured lighting solutions are increasingly finding their way into many areas of life and work. Typical applications for dynamic LED mixed light are the areas automotive / transport as well as room or object illuminations featuring coloured light scenarios that can be adjusted for mood. Based on the latest RGB LED systems, MENTOR develops solutions for applications requiring a homogeneous colour picture and the perfect synchronisation of several RGB sources.

New light guides catalogue. Including product innovations

30. Jan 2015 | Fully revised and already in its 13th edition, this catalogue provides an overview of one of the world’s most extensive ranges of light guides.

MENTOR presents new light guides

13. Nov 2014 | Innovative new products are at the heart of every trade fair. This holds true for this year’s Electronica, the world’s leading trade fair for electronic components, systems and applications. This year, MENTOR is set to present three innovative new light guides.

Groundbreaking ceremony in Jelcz-Laskowice

03. Nov 2014 | Together with Mayor Kazimierz Putyra and Plant Manager Luiza Bortkiewicz, MENTOR Managing Directors Wido Weyer and Erika Nesselrath-Sistu laid the cornerstone for the new production site of the MENTOR Group in Poland on 29 October 2014.

MENTOR at Electronica

29. Oct 2014 | Electronica, the trade fair for electronic components, systems and applications, is set to once again open its doors on 11 November 2014 in Munich, Germany.

Custom lighting solutions from MENTOR

28. Mar 2014 | Create added-value with light. More and more designers, deve-lopment engineers and product managers are recognising the benefits of incorporating innovative lighting concepts into their products. Light will not only add functionality to a product, but it can also add an extra “emotional” dimension to clearly differentiate the product against the competition.

MENTOR introduces new panel-mounted, rear-fixing light guides for improved lighting illumination

28. Mar 2014 | Superior lighting effect and flush front-panel mounting. At Light + Building 2014 in Frankfurt MENTOR showcased a clever new collection of rear-mounted light guides. This new range is the latest addition to MENTORs popular light guide offer.