The first one turns off the light.

Theben is celebrating 100 years of Building Automation.

At some point in 1921, the light went out automatically for the first time in the stairwell of an apartment building in Stuttgart. The trigger was the swivel switch, the time switch with which Paul Schwenk had just started his own apparatus manufacture. Nobody yet knows the name, but building automation is born. It is the hour of birth of Theben. Now we are celebrating our centenary. Celebrate with us. You can find out everything about Theben and 100 years of Building Automation here on this page.


Would you like to know how the Theben image film was made? Click here for the complete making-of.


Discover Theben’s story and the people behind it at Schloss Haigerloch.

Anniversary book

Exciting, touching and funny stories from 100 years of Theben.

The story behind it


Tim Berresheim

Is it art or can you click it?
Theben enters virtual worlds.

Postcards promotion

Unique anniversary postcards designed by employees, partners and customers.

Ursula S.

22926 Ahrensburg


theben-timer 26 anniversary edition

The legendary plug-in timer in 3 attractive anniversary colours with a 100-year guarantee. Available to purchase from the exhibition at Schloss Haigerloch.

A postcard from the past.

Many from all over the world.

Peter v.


Platzhalter Postkarte 100 Jahre

Hans Joachim G.

49088 Osnabrück, Theanolte-Bähnisch-Hof 7

Thierry L.

12 rue de la talandière 77410 claye souilly

Sergio F.


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We are looking forward to it.

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