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Gerard Lighting Group completes sale of infrastructure division to Schréder

Gerard Lighting Group completes sale of infrastructure division to Schréder
April 1, 2020

Gerard Lighting Group (GLG) has completed the sale of its infrastructure lighting division in Australia, Sylvania and Austube, to the Schréder Group, one of the world’s leading intelligent outdoor lighting solutions providers.

Schréder Group will operate in the Australian and New Zealand markets combining both existing names and brands, as Sylvania Schréder and Austube Schréder. Both Schréder Australia and Sylvania Schréder’s teams will be integrated into a single entity, creating a strong market leader in Australia.

Schréder Group Chief Executive, Werner De Wolf advised “we are in the business of bringing people seamless lighting experiences and growing the smart cities of tomorrow. Now as an integrated organisation we can combine our strong reputation in the market with global innovation, creating a stronger market leader in Australia.”

Sylvania Schréder Chief Executive, Kaushal Kapadia noted “this marks a significant milestone for outdoor and infrastructure lighting in Australia. The joint organisation will be able to strengthen their respective product portfolios and benefit from a more competitive and complete offering.

“By leveraging Schréder’s global experience and technology and Sylvania’s local know how and market leadership, we will be able to deliver even better solutions and further strengthen our customer relationships. This will open up possibilities for more product innovation in both lighting and new markets.

The integration of both entities will be seamless, with no change to the level of service to customers. Operations will be largely unchanged for the foreseeable future and will continue to operate under the leadership of Kaushal Kapadia.

Sylvania – now rebranded as Sylvania Schréder - is the leading outdoor lighting brand in Australia. It designs and manufactures outdoor lighting with applications in roads, tunnels, decorative lighting, recreational sports and smart lighting connected solutions. Austube – now rebranded as Austube Schréder - designs and manufactures indoor linear lighting solutions for applications in railway, airports and commercial infrastructures.

Headquartered in Belgium, Schréder has been operating as a family-owned business since 1907. It has over 2,600 employees in more than 35 locations worldwide, including Perth where it opened its first Australian subsidiary in 2015. Since then, the company has provided lighting solutions for a host of major infrastructure and urban renewal projects around the country.

Click here for further information on Gerard Lighting via their entry in the Australasian Leisure Management Supplier Directory. 

Image of South Belgrave Oval courtesy of Gerard Lighting.

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