As a family-owned and owner-operated business, Karl Dose GmbH has been developing and producing durable and resilient products to ensure a steady supply of energy and lighting at sea for the last 100 years. Founded in Hamburg, Germany, we have consistently expanded both our portfolio and our network and are nowadays an efficient and renowned partner for the worldwide maritime industry.

KARL DOSE Product Portfolio


Next to general lighting, especially searchlights and floodlights for the maritime market are in the focus of our product portfolio. Lighting especially for explosion-proof areas (ATEX) complements our portfolio with products corresponding to highest safety standards.

Our lights do not only stand out through features such as corrosion resistance and longevity, but most of all through performance - light yield has been one of the crucial criteria of the DOSE portfolio for many years.


Navy Equipment

Adjusted towards the high requirements of the navy, DOSE manufactures lighting and installation material corresponding to the current status of the German defence standard (Verteidigungsgerätenorm).

These products represent modern technology and innovative power that comply with highest quality standards. Next to our long-term experience, these are the properties that make us a reliable and appreciated partner.


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Container Sockets

Next to our classic CEE sockets out of brass, our flagship product in the area of sockets for refridgerated containers is the well-established SNAPPY line.

The current generation with the Speed+ technology is even smarter and safer and therefore represents another milestone in this area.

All our container sockets convince through easy handling, watertightness, stability and robustness which facilitates the use even under extreme conditions.

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Installation Material

Our extremely durable installation materials out of brass, red bronze or seawater-resistant aluminium are focused on the maritime market.

As our cable junction boxes, switches and push buttons, sockets and cable glands are waterproof and corrosion-resistant, they are readily installed on ships, e.g. on deck, in the engine room, stowage, technical room and store-room to connect plugs, sockets and others.

The manufacturing is conducted according to DIN-HNA/VG/EN and ATEX standards. By doing so, we ensure dimensional accuracy and safety.

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News & Service

Here you will find downloads, press releases and current news to keep you up to date about our company and the POWER FOR SHIPS products and services of KARL DOSE. Furthermore, we would be pleased if you register for our free newsletter, which will automatically inform you about all relevant news and offers.


KARL DOSE transformation in full swing - creating the future

A review of the year by Managing Director Thorsten Marquardt

Keep course in times of multiple crises...

A review of the year by Managing Director Thorsten Marquardt

Current Job offer

We are looking for a Electronics Technician in full-time (m/f/d) to start as soon as possible.

The SMM 2022

We are looking forward to welcome you back to this year's SMM in our hometown Hamburg!

Dose on Air at NDR 90.3

Interview with Kerstin von Stürmer from radiostation NDR 90,3 for the broadcast "Hidden Champions".

New Year, New Perspectives

The turn of the year is accompanied by changes in the management of KARL DOSE, which we would like to announce to you.

Our products in operation

Seawater, waves, temperature changes - these are just a few of the special requirements for products that operate within the maritime sector. Lighting and electronic components are often directly safety-relevant and have to function reliably at all times.

KARL DOSE is a strong partner at your side. For container ships, cruise liners, yachts, rescue vessels, ferries, ports, industry, wind power plants or the Navy. Our high-quality products are versatile and impress with performance and durability.

Sea Search and Rescue

Sea Search and Rescue save lives and are on standby at any time and any possible weather condition –  as is our searchlight VIRGO with a body made from stainless steel and ranges over 5,000 meters.

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Naval ships and submarines are deployed worldwide to maintain peace – aided by our special lighting solutions for the unique requirements of the Navy.

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Inland Water Transport

We are the ideal partner for reliable power and light supply on freight and passenger ships in inland waterway transport. Our fresh and seawater resistant products are universally applicable. Our eco-line LED searchlight SCORPIUS made from powder-coated aluminium is particularly popular.

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Container Ships

Container ships transport a countless number of different products all around the globe. A special cooling system is often required to ensure that sensitive goods in arrive in its original condition safely at the port of destination. For this purpose, our world-renowned reefer container sockets are the best choice.

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Cruise Ships

Cruise ships have become more and more popular over the last decades. These ships are not only about technical reliability and functionality, but also about modern design and a pleasant atmosphere for the travelling guests. Consequently, the demand for KARL DOSE products in this area is also based on our high design standards.


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Pilot Boats

Pilot boats ensure safe navigation in harbours, rivers and lakes at any time of day and night - our VIRGO series searchlights enable the best possible visibility and hence the safe transfer of pilots.

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Research Vessels

Research vessels are floating laboratories that perform a wide range of research tasks and are - thanks to searchlights and floodlights from KARL DOSE – perfectly illuminated at all times.

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Ferries & RoRo Ships

Ferries reliably transport vehicles and goods of all kinds to their destination at day and night - with secure power supply through our container sockets and perfectly illuminated by our floodlights and linear luminaires.

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Health and safety of those working in hazardous areas must be carefully protected – KARL DOSE’s certified EX-products ensure risk-free illumination and safe installation.

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At our headquarters in Hamburg we manage product development, production, quality assurance and sales. The KARL DOSE international agencies at all important shipbuilding locations around the globe ensure direct local contact worldwide.


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Web: www.karl-dose.de


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132 Alexandru Moruzzi Str.
800232 Galati

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