– Smartwares Group over the years –

In 1977 it all started. In this year the entrepreneur Rob Philippart founded Tristar Group which was a part of Smartwares. Princess Household Appliances B.V. was founded by Aad Ouborg in 1994.

With the brands Tristar, Princess, Nova, Petra, AudioSonic, Topcom, FireFriend, Campart, XQ-Lite, Smartwares and HomeWizard the household and consumer electronics markets are well served.

Since 2016 all brands are merged together under one roof at the headquarter in Tilburg. Now they all operate under the Smartwares Group roof.

1904
Byron founded
1942
Nova founded
1968
Petra-Electronics founded
1968
AudioSonic founded
1977
Tristar Europe B.V. founded
1980
Ardomij B.V. founded
1982
Tevea B.V. founded
1985
Roos Electronics B.V. founded
1991
Topcom founded
1991
Integration of Ardomij B.V. and Roos Electronics B.V.
1997
Integration of Voight and Roos Electronics B.V.
2002
Campart founded
2003
Integration of Eden France and Roos Electronics B.V.
2005
Integration of Byron and Roos Electronics B.V.
2008
Integration of Campart with Tristar Europe B.V.
2009
Integration of FireFriend with Tristar Europe B.V.
2010
Integration of AudioSonic with Tristar Europe B.V.
2011
Opening of new European headoffice in Tilburg
2012
Smartwares Security Founded
2012
Integration of Topcom with Tristar Europe B.V.
2012
Smarwares Security founded and integration of Norbain Benelux
2013
Integration of Princess, Petra and Nova with Tristar Europe B.V.
2013
Smartwares Safefty & Lighting B.V. founded

Acquisition in this year of HomeWizard B.V.

2015
Integration of Cosmo Distribution and Smartwares Safety & Lighting B.V.
2016
Integration of Smartwares & Tristar