WILA joins Nordeon Group

Mike Collett, CEO of WILA

(Netherlands) – Making use of WILA’s reputation in architects and specification market, Nordeon Group’s acquisition of interior architectural lighting brand strengthens its position as international lighting company. 

The Nordeon Group further strengthens its position as an international lighting company through the acquisition of the WILA Group.

WILA is a well known international indoor architectural lighting brand serving customers around the globe from its operations in the UK and Germany. As part of the Nordeon Group, WILA will continue to operate as an independent, entrepreneurial, customer focussed business with the benefit of being part of a larger group. As such it will be able to benefit from the Nordeon Group’s powerful portfolio of brands, its global operations and its technology leadership. This will allow it to further develop the WILA brand, its product portfolio and full customer services abilities around the world.

“The Nordeon Group is proud to welcome WILA to the family. It has an impeccable reputation in the architects and specification market in the premium indoor segment. Its impressive track record in delivering high performance lighting solutions for offices, commercial buildings, hospitals, airports, schools, retailers and universities, and its ability to custom engineer to the toughest customer specifications, place WILA at the forefront of the lighting industry. This is a tremendous step towards developing the Nordeon Group into a global lighting company,” said Patrick van Rossum, Chairman of the Nordeon Group.

Mike Collett, CEO of WILA, commented: “Being part of the Nordeon Group will help us to accelerate the strategic agenda of the WILA group; in particular in the areas of technology, international reach and the collaboration with key brands such as Hess and Griven, will definitely help us in further delivering on our customer’s every lighting need.”

“With our comprehensive portfolio of brands – Hess, WILA, Vulkan, Nordeon and Griven – geared towards every thinkable lighting application area and requirement, the Nordeon Group is a formidable partner for our customers and partners in the different markets,” said Nordeon Group CEO Pierre van Lamsweerde.

Mike Collett and his management team will continue to run and operate the WILA business from Wantage and Abingdon in the UK and Iserlohn in Germany. In addition, Mike Collett will also join the Nordeon Group’s global leadership team.