90 Years of Progress

at the forefront of technology since 1932.


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the thirties

beginnings

early

days

Founded by Kurt Lindenberg in a small apartment in Breslau, Germany, ‘Kurt Lindenberg Industrievertretung’ began as a family business that sold petrol lamps and early electrical equipment.

the forties

family ties

father

& son

In 1947 we moved to Mannheim where Lindy Germany is still based today and in 1949, Kurt’s son, Klaus joined the company. Under this father and son joint leadership the company’s attention turned to industrial electrical and electronic products.

national

growth

The best-selling products were cable laying technology and power tools.

Distribution quickly expanded to cover the whole of Germany as the burgeoning company went from strength to strength.

a family
business

from the
very start

1940s

the fifties

the age of tv

iconic

electronics

As demand for radio and television exploded in the 1950s, our product range expanded to include the popular Kuba radio and TV furniture.

The Kuba Komet combined a television, radio, record player and speaker in an avant garde angular housing and is now seen as an iconic piece of 1950s German design.

KUBA KOMET

TV CHEST

1952

the sixties

a new era

lindy

a new name

In 1968, products were sold for the first time under the company’s own brand name ‘Lindy’. This represented the family nickname of ‘Lindi’. With the ‘Y’ being included to make the brand sound more international. The philosophy represented by this new brand name was one of quality and service at the heart of everything we do.

& a new

logo

1960s

hobby kits

from josty

A moment that would revolutionise Lindy was the introduction of electronic kits from the Danish manufacturer, Josty. These kits, which allowed hobbyists to build their own radios, amplifiers and disco lamps, became incredibly successful.

electronics

catalogue

1960s

THE SEVENTIES

electronic games & kits



focus on

electronics

From the 1970s onwards, the product range shifted almost entirely to electronic kits and the first electronic games machines.

lindy ex

experiment kit

1970s

electronic

games success

The electronic desktop games were manufactured by the famous Japanese company, Gakken and licenced by Lindy. They became an incredibly popular and important part of the Lindy range.

LINDY GAKKEN

frogger GAME

Late 1970s

THE EIGHTIES

NEW GENERATION.
NEW OPPORTUNITIES.



third

generation

The 1980s saw a 3rd generation of the family join the company as Klaus’s sons, Jürgen and Peter, set out a period of international expansion as Lindy offices were to open all around the world.

THE IMPORTANCE

OF CONNECTIONS

Gerry Casey, an old friend of Klaus Lindenberg was the UK agent for Josty and ran his own company manufacturing audio, TV and computer cables. Gerry convinced Klaus to include some of these cables for display at a trade show.

THE START

OF A LEGACY

In a small corner at a European trade show twelve computer cables were displayed. These cables became an overwhelming sales hit. All the major department stores and dealers ordered in large quantities. This success would lay the foundation for what would eventually become our world leading cable range.

computer
cables

catalogue

1986

international

expansion

Lindy continued to grow and in 1986 Lindy Italy was formed and headed up by Peter Lindenberg.

to be in

england

In 1987 Lindy UK was launched by Gerry Casey and Klaus Lindenberg, based in the North-East of England, where Lindy UK is still operating from today.

Lindy stand

german trade show

1980s

THE NINETIES

a focus on
CONNECTIvity



new

technologies

During the 1990s the product range was expended to include a wide selection of computer accessories. Products such as KVM switches became important and complemented the extensive choice of PC cables perfectly. USB technology began to be introduced and became a key part of the Lindy product offering.

Lindy CPU

switch USB

1990s

new people

new locations

In 1992, Gerry’s son, Darren joined the marketing department of Lindy UK before becoming managing director in 1995.
More success came as in 2001, Lindy UK moved into a new home, a modern office with extensive warehouse facilities.

Further expansion followed with new offices in Switzerland, France, USA, Australia and Austria. An international office was also created to serve a variety of locations including the Middle East and South America.

the cable

experts

To differentiate our products and emphasize the Lindy identity, many of our core cable products included distinctive red grommets and thumb screws. This made the cables instantly recognisable and became a symbol of Lindy quality and reliability.

Lindy

vga cable

1990s

THE TWO THOUSANDS

A GLOBAL SUCCESS



IT & AV

converging

In the 2000s, there were increasing synergies between the IT and burgeoning Audio Visual industries. Lindy was ideally placed to leverage our experience as a connection specialist and integrate a large range of AV products and accessories.

To reinforce this new direction, a new logo was introduced incorporating the tag line: ‘Connection Perfection’. This perfectly represented Lindy’s DNA as a premier connectivity technology provider.

a new

lindy logo

2000s

into

asia

We began to expand further outside of Europe into Asia with new warehouses and offices opening in China, Taiwan, Japan, Indonesia and Hong Kong.

lindy china

website

2000s

global

logisitics

This international expansion was mirrored in Germany where a new logistics centre was created to serve the increasing number of people who purchase Lindy products.

lindy logistics

centre, mannheim

2000s

linear thinking

cable lines

The launch of our Cable Lines concept provided customers with a unique proposition to help choose the right cable solution based on price, feature set, performance and design. The concept was applied across our core cable range including HDMI, DVI, DisplayPort and USB.

gold line

hdmi cable

2018

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centre of

excellence

In 2019, we opened our prestigious new German head office. A modern, open plan building with extensive conference and collaborative working facilities.

head office

interior

2019

THE PRESENT

& THE FUTURE



in good

hands

The future of Lindy will remain in the family as Juergen’s daughter, Laura, joined the company to secure the Lindenberg legacy and help lead the Lindy group into exciting new opportunities.

90 years

anniversary


2022 represents our 90th Anniversary year.

We’ve come a long way from our humble beginnings and have developed into an international group working together to enhance the Lindy brand around the world. We continue to embrace our family heritage and combine it with a constant pursuit of innovation and sustainability to create a connection technology company that is unlike any other…

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