Philips to acquire LED outdoor-lighting specialist Indal

June 29, 2011
The Spanish company will join Philips’ Professional Luminaires business and add to its capabilities to offer LED outdoor lighting.
Philips has unveiled the latest in a series of acquisitions that have helped build the company’s capabilities in LED lighting. Indal, a professional luminaires company based in Spain, is well known for its expertise in the field of LED outdoor lighting.

Headquartered in Valladolid, Spain, Indal employs approximately 1,000 people over 11 countries, with sales of EUR 156 million in 2010. Details of the deal were not disclosed.

Indal has been particularly active in LED-based outdoor lighting through its subsidiary Indal WRTL, which is the sole supplier to the very large project to supply LED street lights to the city of Birmingham. Indal WRTL has also supplied linear LED lighting to a road tunnel in London.

Indal's press release said that the agreement is subject to EU Competition Authorities’ approval, which is expected to take up to nine months.

The company also said that its Stela LED luminaire has been adopted by more than 100 local authorities in the UK, with more than 60,000 units currently installed.

+++ Philips Press Release +++

Amsterdam, the Netherlands and Valladolid, Spain – Royal Philips Electronics (AEX: PHI, NYSE: PHG), today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Indal, a leading Spanish professional luminaires company mainly focused on outdoor lighting solutions.

The acquisition will fuel Philips’ growth in professional lighting solutions and create a platform to further strengthen Philips’ market position in Europe. Upon closing of the transaction, subject to regulatory approvals and other conditions, Indal will become a part of the Professional Luminaires business of Philips Lighting. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed.

“Philips works with its customers to deliver total lighting solutions that control light to create functional, beautiful and safe environments, enabling people to experience light in a whole new way,” said Marc de Jong, General Manager Professional Luminaires at Philips Lighting.

“Indal’s capabilities in delivering lighting solutions make it a natural fit with Philips, further strengthening our ability to offer our customers integrated and high-value options for professional lighting.”

“Indal and Philips have always had an excellent relationship – now with this agreement, we will join forces, pooling our technologies, our experienced teams and best practices to strengthen our joint capabilities and lead the LED revolution, offering further value to our customers”, said Sebastian Arias, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Indal.

The acquisition of Indal is a step further in Philips’ ambition to grow its presence in professional lighting solutions, creating a platform to expand its capabilities to deliver lighting solutions and lead the transition to energy-efficient LED-based lighting applications.

Indal was established in 1950 as a lighting company and employs approximately 1,000 people over 11 countries, with sales of EUR 156 million in 2010. The company designs, develops and manufactures lighting solutions for professional markets including road, industrial and floodlighting applications. The company also has a strong competitive position in LED technology solutions. The company is headquartered in Valladolid, Spain and has a distribution presence in over 60 countries worldwide.