Smartwares Group over the years

In 1977 it all started. In this year the entrepreneur Rob Philippart founded Tristar Group which currently is merged into the Smartwares Group. Princess Household Appliances B.V. was founded by Aad Ouborg in 1994 and was integrated in the Tristar Group in 2013.

With the brands Tristar, Princess, Smartwares, Topcom, Campart, Byron and HomeWizard the household and consumer electronics markets are well served.

Since 2016 all brands are merged together under one roof at the headquarters in Tilburg, the Netherlands. Now all operate under the Smartwares Group roof.

2016
Integration of Smartwares & Tristar
2015
Integration of Cosmo Distribution and Smartwares Safety & Lighting B.V.
2013
Integration of Princess, Petra and Nova with Tristar Europe B.V. | Smartwares Safety & Lighting B.V. founded | Acquisition of HomeWizard B.V.
2012
Smartwares Security Founded and Integration of Norbain Benelux | Integration of Topcom with Tristar Europe B.V.
2011
Opening of new European headoffice in Tilburg
2010
Integration of AudioSonic with Tristar Europe B.V.
2009
Integration of FireFriend with Tristar Europe B.V.
2008
Integration of Campart with Tristar Europe B.V.
2005
Integration of Byron and Roos Electronics B.V.
2003
Integration of Eden France and Roos Electronics B.V.
2002
Campart founded
1997
Integration of Voight and Roos Electronics B.V.
1991
Topcom founded | Integration of Ardomij B.V. and Roos Electronics B.V.
1985
Roos Electronics B.V. founded
1982
Tevea B.V. founded
1980
Ardomij B.V. founded
1977
Tristar Europe B.V. founded
1968
AudioSonic founded
1968
Petra-Electronics founded
1942
Nova founded
1904
Byron founded