About us

Internet and WiFi in every corner

devolo opens the door to the diverse possibilities of the digital world. Our Powerline adapters simply use the power grid to provide high-speed Internet connections and perfect WiFi to any corner of the home or flat — for big gaming fun, perfect home entertainment and an efficient environment for working from home.

Our Powerline technology is internationally known as the "Internet from the electrical socket", and over 40 million of our practical adapters are already in use.

Turning a regular home into a smart home

devolo is also helping customers discover a convenient DIY smart home. They select from a wide range of devices, from smoke detectors and door/window contacts to alarms—and combine the individual elements using simple rules. The custom smart home is easy to expand as needed and can be conveniently controlled by smartphone.

We're helping to shape the energy revolution

In the professional area, the current conversion of the power supply infrastructure is also providing devolo with new opportunities. That's because we are deeply involved in shaping the design of intelligent power grids and are invested in the success of the energy revolution. devolo products and solutions enable the new smart grids to be monitored and controlled in real time, and allow completely new services to be implemented.

Owner-operated, strong in research and development

devolo was founded by Heiko Harbers in 2002. Development ever since has been continuous: from a supplier of Powerline-based home networking to networking specialists capable of leading a home into the digital future and integrating it into tomorrow's energy infrastructure.


At the devolo headquarters in Aachen, Germany, there are colleagues from over ten countries working in international teams. We currently employ a total of about 300 people, approximately 45% of whom work in Research and Development. Our company is represented by its own subsidiaries and by partners in 19 countries.

The company at a glance:

Powerline pioneer

with more than 300 employees.

Worldwide marketleader

in PLC area, with over 40 Mio sold products.

Competent team

One of the world's largest development teams in this segment.


Global supply chain and multi-stage quality control.


Interlink science and business, support the technology region Aachen: We show commitment.

Corporate history

  • 2002

    devolo AG was founded

  • 2003

    Market launch of powerline products

  • 2004

    devolo connects the computer and Hi-Fi system

  • Development of a Europe-wide sales organisation

  • 2005

    World's first MicroLink dLAN® high-speed adapter with 85 Mbps

  • 2006

    Introduction of Powerline adapters with 200 Mbps

  • 2007

    Data encryption at the touch of a button: devolo dLAN® 200 AVeasy

  • Introduction of dLAN® business solutions

  • 2008

    dLAN® 200 AVplus – the first product with integrated power outlet and mains filter

  • First PLC-based Smart Metering solution with EnBW/Yello Strom

  • 2009

    devolo AG with global innovation Powerline DVB-S – dLAN® TV Sat

  • Move into a new company building

  • 2010

    Launch of dLAN® TV Sat 1300-HD

  • 2011

    Market launch of the dLAN® 500 AV product line

  • 2012

    devolo celebrates 10-year anniversary

  • First Smart Grid field test with Vattenfall for data communication in the smart grid

  • 2013

    Market launch of dLAN® 500 WiFi – the end of all Wi-Fi problems

  • Project start SPIDER and StromKom. Development of a smart meter gateway and a smart meter for the intelligent power grid

  • 2014

    devolo launches the first dLAN adapter with 1200 Mbps

  • 2015

    devolo enters the smart home market and launches the new product portfolio devolo Home Control

  • Launching Business Unit Smart Grid

  • 2016

    Market launch of devolo GigaGate, the WiFi bridge for the multimedia centre

  • GreenTec Award for devolo and research project ENERGIE

  • 2017

    devolo celebrates 15-year anniversary

  • Moving to the new corporate headquarters in Aachen

  • 2018

    Market launch of devolo Magic