The history of CEAG, spans more than one hundred years. Over this time we have established an enviable reputation for manufacturing high quality light bulbs and lighting solutions. As well as being known for mining lamps, the CEAG name became synonymous with the world renowned, original Lumax brand of light bulbs, which is still manufactured at the CEAG factory in Barnsley, South Yorkshire.
The original CEAG building was an iconic landmark and some of the miner’s lamp statues that were a feature of the building are now a featured exhibit in the Experience Barnsley Museum and Discovery Centre. Even though the building has gone, CEAG continues to manufacture and supply light bulbs and lighting components from its factory. Proudly, CEAG continues to be based in Barnsley.
The origins of the company are steeped in Mining but the products offered soon diversified into additional industry sectors such as military, marine, railways and aerospace. During the 1940’s, the automotive sector became one of CEAG’s biggest sales areas and “Lumax” became a trusted global brand that would dominate this sector for many years. At this time, CEAG employed over 600 local people.
As time went by there were further attempts to diversify the product range. In the 1970’s and 1980’s these efforts did not perform as expected; this, along with changes in the automotive industry and increased overseas manufacturing saw CEAG’s dominance in the industry begin to fade.
In 2011, the business moved to brand new premises at Zenith Industrial Park. True to its history, it continued to service its traditional clients, whilst developing and growing further into global markets, CEAG established itself as a trusted supplier to many national and international brands. Now the company exports products to over thirty countries, in five continents; including New Zealand, Australia, Israel, Portugal, Italy, Denmark, Sweden, Malaysia, the USA and France, among others.
Our customers range from small and medium sized companies and public sector organisations, to big businesses, huge corporations and globally recognised brands. Some of our prestigious clients include: Network Rail, Venice-Simplon Orient Express, African Oxygen, London Bus and Tram Museum, Kiwi Rail and Vintage Car Collections that include past Le Mans winners and other important exhibits.