Energy saving comfort

This is our statement and our promise to our customers. It all started with the first staircase time switch developed by the company founder Paul Schwenk back in 1921. It continues to apply today to all our products, such as our Presence and Motion Detectors, as well as the worldwide standard KNX, Theben is proud to have made a significant contribution towards its development and ever growing success.

Anyone involved in planning and constructing buildings or who uses and installs our innovative products, is well aware of this fact. Thanks to this, the Theben name can boast an excellent reputation on a worldwide scale. The company has long been represented in over 60 countries around the globe. Alongside Germany, the group has its own subsidiaries in France, Great Britain, Italy, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Singapore.

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:

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.

Theben in the old Egypt

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.

Production of the Theben AG in Haigerloch
Laser machine for labeling time switches
PCB assembly in Germany
PCB production of Theben AG
Soldering bath of Theben AG
Production of motors for timers
Quality control in the climate chamber
100% quality control
Quality control of time switches
Testing of RAMSES room thermostats
Parts warehouse of Theben AG
Wheels for analog time switches

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 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