Founded by Kurt Lindenberg in a small apartment in Breslau, Germany, Lindy began as a family business that sold petrol lamps and early electronic equipment. In 1947 we moved to Mannheim where Lindy Germany is still based today.
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. Distribution quickly expanded to cover the whole of Germany as a burgeoning Lindy went from strength to strength.
As demand for radio and television exploded in the 1950s, our product range expanded to include the popular KUBA radio and TV furniture.
A moment that would revolutionise Lindy was the introduction of electronic kits from the Danish manufacturer, Josty. This business relationship not only brought us new products, but one of our most visionary family members.
The 1980’s saw a 3rd generation of Lindenberg’s join the company as Klaus’s sons Jürgen and Peter oversee a period of international expansion as Lindy offices open all around the world.
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. After some convincing Klaus Lindenberg took some of these cables for display at a trade show.
In a small corner at a European trade show twelve computer cables were displayed. These cables would lay the foundation for what would eventually become our connectivity defining cable range.
Lindy continued to grow and in 1987 Lindy UK was formed by Gerry Casey and Klaus Lindenberg, based in the North-East of England, where Lindy UK is still operating from today.
During the 1990’s we began to expand outside of Europe with new warehouses and offices opening in China, the US, Australia, Taiwan & Japan. This international expansion was mirrored at home in Germany where a new warehouse was created to serve the increasing number of people who purchase Lindy products.
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 multi-million pound modern office with extensive warehouse facilities.
We’ve come a long way from our humble beginnings and developed into a group of independent companies, all 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 to create a technology company that is unlike any other.