Since the beginning of May the North American Lambent Group has been part of Delta Light Group. With this acquisition, we, as a Belgian family company, confirm our ambition to become a dominant world player in architectural lighting. This acquisition fits in with our strategy to grow further internationally, and more specifically in the North American market. Our group has long been active in North America with four branches in the US (Miami and Pompano Beach in Florida, New York, Los Angeles) and one in Canada (Toronto), but to support organic growth, this acquisition creates a large, global organization with local strength. Lambent Lighting Group turned out to be the perfect party for this. Led by experienced management, this group represents complementary product portfolios, sectors and geographic regions. The new group, Delta Light Group North America, will be led by the current management of Lambent, reporting to the executive committee of Delta Light Group in Wevelgem, Belgium. This new organization will have 125 employees and a turnover of 60 million USD, with growth ambitions.
Jan Ameloot: "This fits perfectly in the strategic ambition to become the reference in inspiring, high quality architectural lighting solutions. North America is one of the largest economies and most growing market segments. So our ambition is to realize this there as well. We are bringing a positive story here and showing our ambition to grow and invest."
Lambent Group is a house of strong brands in the US: Delray Lighting, LF Illumination, VLT and Softform Lighting. These brands will retain their own positioning in the market in the new organization, as will the Delta Light brand. With all brands together, Delta Light Group North America will have a very strong, diversified and complementary product offering for all sectors. This will significantly strengthen our commercial strength as a total solution can be offered through the combination of the different brands.
Peter Ameloot: "Both groups have a very efficient R&D department. We also see synergies with the various departments in that area. We see opportunities in 'technology sharing' and will focus on the development of the different brands in North America and their complementarity to increase our success in the North American market, and to serve the design community even better."