On April 1st, 2002, Luminis was founded after many sessions around the kitchen table. Everybody got an annual subscription for Burgers Zoo, which was promoted to be our office. In the mean time, Luminis has grown to become a company consisting of many different cores.
12 years ago, Luminis started as Luminis Software Development in Arnhem. In the early days, everybody met at Burgers Zoo on Fridays. A location that was different, because Luminis is no standard company. Luminis started out with 9 employees and has grown to over 120 people.
Luminis follows the enterprise model of BSO-founder Eckart Wintzen (1939-2008). He was a big advocate of the cell philosophy. The cell division principle is a management concept whereby an organisation consists of a number of people that form a cell. If this cell becomes bigger than 50 people, a process starts to divide the cell into two independent cells with their own chef. Luminis strives to combine the agile and passionate nature of small cells with the effectiveness of a big company. Every core has its own identity.
This year the 12.5 year anniversary of Luminis will be celebrated with relations and colleagues. To be continued!