Human Centered Building Automation

Smart and sustainable TGA planning 

Human needs often stand in the way of efficient energy use. The Human Centered Building Automation concept focuses on reducing the energy requirements of building technology without sacrificing comfort. With HCBA, we have a fast, and at the same time sustainable instrument to fight the energy and climate crisis. In the short term, energy consumption in the building sector can be reduced  without sacrificing comfort for the user. In the medium term, the concept will help to further reduce energy-intensive building technology. 

True climate neutrality

Theben sees itself as responsible

Since its inception, Theben AG has been dedicated to developing products that support the efficient use of energy. What began with the invention of the “ELPA” stairwell timer by company founder Paul Schwenk in 1921 has now developed into a wide range of products for the conscious use of energy as a resource. This is a topic that has taken on a new, almost existential urgency as a result of the dramatic development in gas and electricity prices. Paul Schwenk, great-grandson of the company's founder and CEO of Theben AG, believes that the building sector is primarily responsible for saving energy. Theben's answer to this challenge is Human Centered Building Automation.


The foundations of this success lie in the expertise of our employees whom we have to thank for the innovation and high quality of our products. Among them are bestsellers like the staircase time switch ELPA or the theben-timer, of which we have distributed 30 million of each over the decades. This also includes the invention of the Presence Detector in 1992 and the numerous rail-mounted devices in the top 2 range, with which Theben has become a market leader. In addition, Theben has set an example time and again in the area of KNX systems. However, first and foremost is the fact that Theben have as a consequence purposefully developed and expanded on their core competencies:

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With a few exceptions, our entire product range is produced in Germany, at our headquarters in Haigerloch. During the manufacturing process itself, the 100% final inspection ensures that each of our products leaves our company in flawless conditions

The sum of all of these factors assures our clients that they have a reliable partner by their side who is open to new ideas. Theben is a leading premium supplier of intelligent solutions for saving energy and increased comfort inside and outside the building. This is what the Theben brand stands for.  And that's not all: In our in-company testing laboratory, certified by VDE (German Institute for Electrical, Electronic and Information Technologies), we carefully examine each development from the very first idea, through prototype development, right up to start of production. Quality is something which we do not take for granted.

Where does the name Theben come from?

Did you know that our actual calendar harks back to the Egyptian calendar? Three thousand five hundred years ago, day and night were measured with the help of sun dials and water clocks, and obelisks served as the sun dials of Egypt. Considering the magnitude of that innovation at that point in history and its continuing influence on the life of people to the present day, it becomes clear why company founder Paul Schwenk decided to name his company after an Egyptian city. Thebes was the capital of Old Egypt in the fertile valley of the Nile.

Our history

A strong group. Worldwide.

Since the foundation of the company almost 100 years ago, this Swabian family business has developed into a successful company with 580 employees in Germany, eight subsidiaries and branches in more than 60 countries all over the world. The Theben Group includes:


Theben Automation Limited

36 Bear Street
EX32 7BZ
Great Britain

+44 (0)7703 730276


Theben AG

Hohenbergstraße 32
72401 Haigerloch

Phone: +49 (0) 7474/692-0
Fax: +49 (0) 7474/692-150



Madertal 24
72401 Haigerloch

Phone: +49 (0) 7474/9537-0
Fax: +49 (0) 7474/9537-270


Grässlin Zeitschalttechnik GmbH

Leopoldstraße 1
78112 St. Georgen

Tel.: +49 (0) 7724 933-0


Theben S.a.r.l.

Zac de la Madeleine
15, rue de la Tuilerie
77500 Chelles

Phone: +33 (0) 1 82 77 01 00
Fax: +33 (0) 1 60 20 00 83


Theben S.r.l.

Piazza Giorgio La Pira 4
20851 Lissone (MB)

Tel.: +39 (0) 39/9370589
Fax: +39 (0) 39/9370608


Theben HTS AG

Im Langhag 7 b
8307 Effretikon

Phone: +41 (0) 52/35517-00
Fax: +41 (0) 52/35517-01


Theben Nederland 

Laan van de Leeuw 34
7324 BD Apeldoorn

Phone: +31 (0) 55 2020000
Fax: +31 (0) 55 2020001


Theben Oy

Kraputie 2
00890 Helsinki

Phone: +358 (0) 9 4242 7877


Theben Electronics AB

Ekbacksvägen 22
16869 Bromma

Phone: +46 (0) 10 450 7200


Theben Asia Pte. Ltd.

25 International Business Park
German Centre #03-22/23
Singapore 609916

Phone: +65 6560 3464

Fax: +65 6560 5929


Theben PTY LTD

Unit 1 / 21 Alfred Avenue
Beverley SA 5009

Phone: +61 884631163
Fax: +61 8 8464 0277


Theben AG AT

Resselstraße 16
2120 Wolkersdorf

Phone: +43 676 784 26 00


GIC Theben Automation Pvt Ltd

T-107, MIDC Bhosari
IN-411026 Pune


Phone: +91 (0) 20 4623 2323


Theben Middle East (Theben AG Branch)

Dubai Airport Freezone-DAFZA
6WA Building, Office No.: 822
P.O. Box 54822 
United Arab Emirates

Phone:  +971 4 834 7800


Theben Polska Sp z o.o. 

Hala 7 i 8 
ul. Buforowa 125
52-131 Wrocław 

Phone:  +48 797 160 697