XAL is producing luminaires and lighting systems for shop, office, hotel and living space lighting. Around 400 employees work at sixteen sites in seven countries in development, production and marketing. The head-
quarters of the company is located in Graz, Austria. Here, the company was founded by Andreas and Claudia Hierzer in 1989. The most important subsi-diaries are located in Munich, Zurich, London, and New York. The respective managing directors are Andreas Hierzer, Michael Engel, Harald Dirnberger, and Christian Schraml.