ARTURO SIMON CREATES THE COMPANY IN OLOT
Arturo Simon begins to manufacture bulb mounts in a small workshop after the Great War caused a shortage of this product.
ARTURO SIMON EXPANDS THE RANGE OF ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT
Arturo Simon starts making outlets and switches, which significantly increases the company´s productivity. A factory on the ground floor and housing on the first floor is built.
THE CIVIL WAR HALTS
Industrial activities are temporarily halted during the Civil War and all industries are collectivised to produce weapons. Arturo Simon´s factory is no exception and is forced to switch to making copper and lead bullets.
THE PORCELAIN FACTORY OPENS
A lack of porcelain during World War II leads Arturo Simon to open his own porcelain factory to manufacture his own supply.
A NEW SIMON FACTORY IS INAUGURATED IN OLOT
At this stage, Simon switches from manufacturing small electrical equipment for hardware stores to manufacturing materials for new construction projects.
SIMON BUYS PME
The purchase of PME (Pequeno Material Electrico) is a turning point. The company moves to Barcelona and opens its Sancho, Tanger and Sant Andreu factories.
LAUNCH OF SCHUKO
Simon makes a signifi cant contribution to security after introducing the German technology called Schuko to Spain.
SIMON BUYS IEP
Buying IEP (Industrias Electricas Puig), one of Spain´s fi rst lighting companies, is a clear commitment to growing Simon´s lighting business.
A NEW MANUFACTURING
CENTRE OPENS IN GIRONA
This factory is the company´s most important assembly centre. Simon also launches the electronic dimmer, a massive contribution to domestic energy savings, at the same time.
THE WAREHOUSE IN
Construction of a large, fully automated central warehouse in Canovelles that won a FAD architecture prize.
To coincide with the Olympics, architect Cristian Cirici designed Simon´s 27 (rippled version) and 28 Series.
LAUNCH OF THE FIRST HOME AUTOMATION SYSTEM
Simon is a pioneer in Intelligent Control for room safety and comfort management.
SIMON ENTERS THE CHINESE MARKET
The company searches for a local partner and opens a production plant in the province of Hayan. Simon´s strategy in China is to meet the market´s
specifi c needs.
THE SIMON SPAIN HOLDING COMPANY INCORPORATES SEVERAL COMPANIES
The Simon Groups incorporates a number of new companies in the first decade of the century. Simon ELECTRICA is established in Mexico for manufacturing and sales. The internationalisation process continues. First investment in Eastern Europe, Simon Russia.
Started Operations in India
Simon India is created for manufacturing electrical equipment.
NEW HEADQUARTERS BUILT IN BARCELONA
Designed by architects Clotet and Paricio, the building was nominated for the FAD awards.
SIMON OPENS SIMHOME STORES IN CHINA
Simon opens 81 stores dedicated to the exclusive sale of lighting products and small electrical equipment.
NEW PLUG & DRIVE
Solutions for charging electric vehicles.
FLUVIA IS CREATED
Simon creates Fluvia, a brand of indoor lighting with LED technology. The fi rst year received a 2013 Silver Delta for its SLIM range.
Simon receives five international rewards for its FLUVIA Slim and Cool ranges.iF Product Design Award - FLUVIA Slim lighting Reddot Award - FLUVIA Slim and Cool lighting Plus X Award - FLUVIA Slim and Cool lighting Plus X Award - DETAIL82 mechanism collection
NEW SENSE INTERFACES
The combination of touch-control, ergonomics and interaction with the environment will make the Sense interfaces deserving of several international awards.
Launched a new series in India