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.
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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