Ambitious expansion plans by electrical solutions provider, Scolmore Group, will see three major developments come to fruition during 2019.
These developments are the launch of a new, independent lighting company; the appointment of industry expert Mike Collins to head up this new enterprise, plus the acquisition of an additional 67,000 sq. ft. of head office and warehouse space, to accommodate the rapid growth that the business is enjoying.
In a bid to position the company among the top performing UK lighting solutions providers, Scolmore has made a significant investment to develop a dedicated lighting company – OVIA Ltd.
They are hoping that this investment will allow them to extensively broaden their product offer and operate in a wider range of sectors alongside the mainly residential and light commercial ones they currently service.
The company is delighted to have secured well-known and highly respected lighting industry operator, Mike Collins, who moves from Ansell Lighting to head up the new OVIA company.
Having spent his entire working career within the electrical industry, Mike brings with him a wealth of experience and knowledge, garnered during this time working within both wholesaler and manufacturer environments.
With OVIA Ltd due to be officially launched later in 2019, Mike, who joined the company in early May, is focusing his efforts on an extensive research and development programme to create a comprehensive lighting product offer that will meet the requirements of the new sectors the company will be targeting. These include Commercial, Industrial, Utility, Amenity Emergency Lighting and Floodlighting.
A team of experienced sales reps are being recruited over the next few months to create a network of talent to take the new OVIA Ltd offering out to customers across the UK.
Commenting on the new developments for the business, Scolmore Group managing director, Gary Mordue, said: “Whilst operating as a totally separate limited company, OVIA Ltd will have the full backing and support of the Scolmore Group. This joint partnership will continue to guarantee our wholesale partners a range of high-quality, value-for-money products backed up by excellent local stocks, delivery service and the ability to offer detailed product support via trained staff and installer training, making sure the end user gets the best possible products and solutions for the job.”
It is anticipated that the new OVIA company will occupy the current head office space in Tamworth, Staffordshire, with the existing Scolmore business being relocated to the new nearby premises which are due to be up and running early next year.
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