2020 is an exciting year for us: Sennheiser turns 75! We would like to celebrate this very special anniversary with you - our employees, customers, friends and followers. Because you are the people behind our achievements and fantastic projects.
Sometimes, life takes an unexpected turn. This is also true for our anniversary year: Since the beginning of the year the corona virus has affected everyday life in more and more countries. For us this means: Instead of many happy meetings with you, our customers and the Sennheiser fans, trade shows and events were canceled, and we had to temporarily close our offices in China. Now, we are taking precautionary measures at our headquarters in Germany and further locations. But somehow this situation also binds us together closely with our colleagues all around the world. Because no matter where – at home office, in divided groups at the office or in separated shifts in our production – we still work on creating very special sound experiences and unique moments. For you – wherever you are. #ThisIsYourSennheiserCrew
This month in Sennheiser history – June:
Just a few weeks after the end of World War II, Dr.-Ing. Fritz Sennheiser and 15 former University of Hannover employees founded Laboratorium Wennebostel or (Lab W), named after a village in the Hannover countryside.
At first, Lab W made measurement devices. In the summer of 1945, Siemens & Halske approached Sennheiser with a very special order: microphones. Their original supplier, based near Vienna, had been almost completely destroyed in the war and remanufacturing a microphone was no problem for the specialists at Lab W.
In 1946 Lab W began developing their own microphones which continues to this very day in the same exact place.
In 1955, during the “Economic Wonder Years”, Lab W had 250 employees, expanded its campus and became an “Industry Business”. It was in this decade, Sennheiser started producing many other products and Lab W was renamed, 'Sennheiser electronic'.
In 1968, Sennheiser released the revolutionary open capsule HD 414 headphones, which essentially kick-started the consumer headphone market. The HD 414 would go on to sell at least 10 million units worldwide.
Seventy-five years later, Sennheiser remains a family-run business dedicated to the future of audio. We are still headquartered in the same offices and farmhouse, in the same German village Fritz Sennheiser worked all those years ago. #Sennheiser75
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