XAL is producing luminaires and lighting systems for shop, office, hotel and living space lighting. Around 400 employees work at sixteen sites in seven countries in development, production and marketing. The headquarters of the company is located in Graz, Austria. Here, the company was founded by Andreas and Claudia Hierzer in 1989. The most important subsidiaries are located in Munich, Zurich, London, and New York. The respective managing directors are Andreas Hierzer, Michael Engel, Harald Dirnberger, and Christian Schraml.
It is our objective to develop lighting solutions, which are extraordinary in terms of technology and design. For that, research and development are just as important as first-class know-how in production and logistics. These competences enable us to respond very flexibly to our customers’ requirements and also realise specially tailored solutions in an extremely short time.
We as a company see ourselves as part of a larger whole, which we are committed to. We believe that education and training are substantial for the success of a company and the social cohesion, and for many years we have been training an extraordinarily high number of apprentices in many skilled trades, who after completion of their apprenticeship almost all continue to work for the company. We support social facilities, so that they are able to render their valuable work. We also attach particular importance to environmental and climate protection: we produce where the majority of our customers are – in Europe and the USA. And thus avoid having to transport goods from lowwage countries several times around half the world to the customer. And for investments we decide for environmentally friendly alternatives: our parent plant in Graz, for example, is predominantly heated with zero-emission geothermal energy. We are likewise pleased, that for research and development the energy efficiency of a lighting system ranks first already – and the environment surely likes that, too.
Auer-Welsbach-Gasse 36, 8055 Graz, Austria
Marketing subsidiaries and branch offices abroad:
Munich, New York, Zurich, Croatia
export share of 70%
sales and distribution in 50 countries