Schmitz joins Nordeon Group

(Netherlands) – Arnsberg-based indoor lighting specialist Schmitz joins Nordeon Group to accelerate product development and commercial efforts.

The Nordeon Group has announced that as of 1 December Schmitz Leuchten from Arnsberg, has joined its ranks.

Schmitz is well known for its premium design, high performance luminaires for office, hospitality, architectural and retail. Founded in 1932 it has a rich history and legacy in providing technological design and custom lighting solutions to its customers.

By joining, Schmitz will be able to tap into Nordeon Group’s technological capabilities, its global commercial and support infrastructure, its strong industrial base and benefit from being part of its portfolio of brands.

With its brands Hess, Wila, Griven, Nordeon, Vulkan and now also Schmitz, the Nordeon Group can cater to its customers’ every need. The combined knowledge in applications, technology, design, specification and customisation make Nordeon Group a full service partner for lighting professionals across the globe.

Founded in 2012, the Nordeon Group is one of the world’s leading and professional lighting companies for indoor and outdoor lighting. With production, development and support facilities close to its key markets, Nordeon Group companies are the reliable local partner with a global footprint.

‘‘The Nordeon Group is proud to welcome Schmitz. This is an important step in strengthening the Nordeon Group with a highly recognised premium professional lighting brand, with an impressive product portfolio and very comprehensive customisation, design and development capabilities. The Nordeon Group will enable Schmitz to further accelerate its product development and commercial efforts by tapping into our global design, technology and support infrastructure,’’ said Patrick van Rossum, Chairman of the Nordeon Group.

Christoph Schmitz, CEO of Schmitz added: ‘‘Being part of the Nordeon Group will help us to be in a stronger position to grow Schmitz and accelerate innovation in a market that is demanding faster technology developments and experiencing increasing complexity. We can immediately benefit from Nordeon Group’s international footprint and rapidly expand in key markets such as UK, Middle East and the US.’’

“With our comprehensive portfolio of brands – Hess and Vulkan for outdoor, Griven for architectural lighting, Nordeon, WILA, and now also Schmitz for indoor lighting – we are geared towards every thinkable lighting application area and requirement. The Nordeon Group is a reliable and flexible partner for our customers and partners in the different markets, globally,’’ said Nordeon Group CEO Pierre van Lamsweerde.

Schmitz and his management team will continue to run and operate the Schmitz business from Arnsberg in Germany.