Driving innovation and development worldwide for more than 30 years

In the last decades the DK GROUP has been responsible for the development and distribution of several hundred products und technologies. Our influence has had a lasting impact on the world market and so we came to understand that we play a steadily growing role in society. Unlike many global players in today's world, the DK GROUP is committed to giving back to humanity. Through growing engagement in Africa and other young, growing societies, we provide better education and supply with essential, secure technology.

Hard Facts

32

Number of years DK GROUP and predecessors have been in business

15

Number of successful ventures started since the beginning days

2000

Number of unique products we created before we stopped counting

500

Number of designs DK GROUP and its brands produced by 2017

Dietmar Knaup leaning

Founder / Chairman

42 years of consumer electronics have left their mark: Chairman and namesake Dietmar Knaup probably did not dare to dream what a role his DK GROUP will play in the world market as he founded his first company after turning 26. His vision and the ability to get involved in the right networks have lead to a healthily growing, globally operating company.

History

1990's
1990

Dietmar Knaup is involved in the development of the world’s first vertical HiFi center which was a full success for him and the Hong Kong based company Musical. More than one million units are sold Europe wide.

1993

Founding of DiK Handelsgesellschaft, the predecessor of what is now the DK GROUP.

1994

Development of the first product family of audio instruments.

1997

Development of the first design range for audio systems.

1998

Development and founding of a production site for power saving units.

1998

Division of the branches Power Safer and in DiK into two separate sales areas–founding of DiK Power Safer GmbH.

1999

Expansion of a sales network for energy saving equipment for the energy sector and municipalities.

1999

First design range for audio units.

1999

Opening of the Hong Kong office with own design and development department.

2000's
2000

First prototype of a DVD player from own development office.

2002

Start of series production of DVD players.

2002

Establishment of DK digital brand.

2003

Opening of offices in Paris, Milan and London, with a sales team in each country.

2003

First plasma and LCD TV range under the DK digital label.

2003

First DVD recorder under the DK digital label.

2006

Development of the first LED product range.

2010's
2016

Development of the first streetlamp product range.

2016

Founding of DK OGT for off-grid technologies.

2017

Development of a Solar TV range.