For the start of the new football season, Osram is the official lighting partner of SK Rapid Wien, and will illuminate the new Allianz Stadium in Vienna, the grounds of the Austrian record holder.
The Osram subsidiary companies Siteco and Traxon will supply not only the floodlight system but also complete lighting solutions for indoor and outdoor applications, and will focus mainly on innovative and highly efficient LED technologies.
The floodlight installation consists of Siteco SiCompact R3 floodlights with 2000 W lamps from Osram and special electronic control units that illuminate the stadium in absolutely flicker-free light, a factor especially important for super slow motion sequences with HDTV broadcasting. This technology is currently being used in just a few stadiums around the world.
Heinrich Sachs, Managing Director, Austria for Osram and Siteco, said:
Our company’s managed a hat-trick, because we’re now supplying floodlight for the highly successful Vienna team for the third time in succession.
Designing sports locations efficiently and effectively with light is a main focus of Osram.
Dr. Eladia Pulido, Head of Osram Lighting Solutions, commented:
We’ve been illuminating the world’s largest sports arenas in optimum light for decades now, and we’re pleased to equip the Allianz Stadium in Vienna with the most up-to-date stadium lighting in Austria.
As a complete solution provider, we’re able to illuminate everything from a single source, ranging from parking lots and stadium facades to indoor rooms and playing fields.
This is admirably demonstrated by current reference projects such as the San Mamés Stadium in Bilbao, Spain, the Melbourne Cricket
Ground/MCG in Australia and many stadiums for large football events, in fact, during 2014’s major soccer event in Brazil, seven of the twelve stadiums were equipped with Osram lighting technology.
Christoph Peschek, Executive Director of SK Rapid Wien, is highly pleased about the new partnership, as he explained:
I’m certainly happy to welcome Osram on board, an internationally-renowned and highly experienced partner. The cooperation, beginning on 1 July 2016 and currently running until June 2019, also includes advertising and marketing services.
I’m very sure that we both have a successful cooperation in front of us, and I’m happy that our green-white network has now been expanded with a further strong partner.
The Osram Lighting Solutions business division provides complete global lighting solutions for business customers with its three brands of Osram, Siteco and Traxon Technologies. The portfolio includes innovative lighting solutions for offices, industry, public buildings, retail outlets, roads and sports stadiums, as well as intelligent light management systems and services for project planning and implementation. Energy
audits, consultation and design, installation, programming, financing and maintenance are also included in the scope of services.
OSRAM with headquarters in Munich, Germany is one of the two leading light manufacturers in the world. The company’s portfolio covers the entire value chain of components, ranging from lamps, control units and optical semiconductors such as light-emitting diodes (LED) to luminaires, light management systems and lighting solutions. OSRAM employs around 34,000 people worldwide and generated revenue of over 5.1 billion euros in the fiscal year 2014 (ending September 30th). The company’s business activities have been focusing on light – and hence the quality of life – for over 100 years. The company was listed on 8 July 2013 at the Frankfurt am Main and Munich stock exchanges under WKN: LED 400 (stock exchange symbol: OSR). Further information can be found online at: www.osram.com