Philips acquires NZ lighting company

Tuesday, 07 April, 2009

Philips has recently acquired New Zealand-based Selecon, a designer, manufacturer and distributor of professional theatrical and architectural lighting fixtures. Under the terms of the agreement, Philips will acquire the business assets of Selecon New Zealand, Selecon UK, Selecon North America and Aureol Lighting.

“Selecon’s luminaires will further strengthen the breadth of solutions Philips can offer to professional customers such as performing arts centres, churches, convention centres and hotels,” said Rudy Provoost, Chief Executive of Philips’ Lighting sector. “We are further strengthening the product portfolio of our entertainment lighting business, building on the foundation provided by the acquisition of Genlyte in 2008.”

Headquartered in Auckland, Selecon employs approximately 95 people throughout Australasia, Europe and North America. The company has become part of the Entertainment Group within the Philips Professional Luminaires business, which also encompasses the Vari-Lite and Strand Lighting business operations.

The acquisition follows the acquisition of Australia-based lighting company Dynalite and Italy-based LED lighting designer Ilti Luce.

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