Leading UK lighting providers, Contrac Lighting and High Technology Lighting, have officially announced their plans to merge businesses; creating one larger, more secure, lighting manufacturer, with over 100 years’ experience collectively, providing lighting solutions across almost every sector.
Both businesses have always believed firmly in the importance of UK manufacturing; therefore, both will now operate out of Contrac’s recently-improved facility in Goole, East Yorkshire. This will allow High Technology to benefit from a dedicated in-house manufacturing process, meaning not only a more efficiently delivered and competitive range of standard luminaires, but also the capability to easily produce bespoke solutions.
“Contrac Lighting has always had a close working relationship with High Technology Lighting so bringing the two companies together under one banner was always an aspiration we held, so myself and Kelvin are delighted that this has now happened and are excited about the future with Graham and Thomas on board,” said Anne Shone, managing director of Contrac Lighting.
Contrac Lighting’s Anne Shone will continue in her role as managing director, working closely with High Technology Lighting directors, Graham Kemp and Thomas Holgeth. All three have been involved in the lighting industry for over 30 years and, in that time, have built solid reputations for themselves; individually, and for their respective companies.
While the two companies have operated in different sectors, and aimed to fill different needs within the industry, both have addressed the need for high-quality, sustainable solutions and, in recent years, have placed a particular focus on developing highly-efficient luminaires.
Thomas Holgeth, director of High Technology Lighting, said: “The synergy offered by our two companies coming together, is truly exciting, and stands us in an excellent position to continue to deliver to our wide customer base, not only an expanded product and service, but also the usual eye on innovation and design, in response to client needs, trends and new technology.”
By combining the knowledge and experience of each company, and incorporating the best ideas, procedures and practices from both, this joint venture is sure to guarantee many more years of success for all those involved at both Contrac Lighting and High Technology Lighting.