Atrium acquires Kelvin Lighting

Scott Kelly, Managing Director of operating division Kelvin Lighting (left), and Ulysse Dormoy, Managing Director of Atrium (right)

(UK) – Acquisition to give Kelvin Lighting’s customers access to Atrium’s portfolio of lighting brands.

Scottish independent lighting distributor Kelvin Lighting has been acquired by Atrium.

Together, the expanded group will represent the single largest independent specialist lighting distributor across the UK, serving architects, lighting designers, interior designers, engineers and contractors. The acquisition will also lead to improved, coordinated and comprehensive coverage nationwide.

Kelvin Lighting, founded by Scott Kelly in 2007, will operate as a trading division of Atrium, and will continue to be known as Kelvin Lighting Limited in Scotland. Kelly will move up to the board of Atrium as a shareholder and director.

Kelvin Lighting’s customers in Scotland will have direct access to Atrium’s portfolio of lighting brands, and will continue to receive local technical support and expertise. They will also have access to Atrium’s UK-based QuickShip programme, that provides for the most commonly specified lighting products and accessories to be available for immediate delivery.

Ulysse Dormoy, Managing Director of Atrium, said: “This is a very exciting time for us in a market sector that’s constantly evolving through technological innovation. Scott and I have complementary views on the way forward and we’re both very much looking forward to this next phase of growth for our combined businesses. We’re very fortunate to have great teams of people working with us and to be working with the world’s leading lighting brands.”

Scott Kelly, Managing Director of operating division Kelvin Lighting, added: “It will be business as usual for our customers in Scotland, but with the additional offer of iconic architectural lighting brands. These are exciting times for our companies, our customers and our suppliers.”