Japanese LED lighting manufacturer enters US market, buys ICON International

Oct. 12, 2011
Date Announced: 12 Oct 2011 NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. -- Endo Lighting Corporation, the leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of LED fixtures in Japan, has entered the U.S. market with the acquisition of ICON International of North Kingstown, Rhode Island. The two companies share a commitment to innovation and proven performance in designing and bringing to market ground breaking LED lighting. "This is a very good match," said ICON President Michael Goeller. "Both Endo and ICON are customer focused. We share a dedication to creating light that enhances the ambiance of the surroundings while integrating technologies to maximize energy efficiency." Endo, a publicly traded company with 1600 employees and factories in Japan, China and Thailand, has developed the world's widest range of LED products. Utilizing ICON's market knowledge and management team, Endo will bring its products to the U.S. market. "With its 2600 products, Endo has an LED solution for every single conventional light," said Goeller. "This means ICON will now have the capacity to fit entire buildings with LED lighting systems, from schools, offices, retail and supermarkets - and to do it all beautifully, efficiently and economically." About ICON International: ICON designs, manufactures, installs, and maintains architectural lighting systems for custom fixtures, educational facilities, healthcare, large facilities, mass transit, offices, retail and supermarkets. The company's tradition of quality, innovation and customer service coupled with an experienced and creative Research and Design team consistently set the standard for industry lighting solutions. The company was founded in 1947 and is located in Rhode Island. As of September 8, 2011, ICON International, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Endo Lighting Corp. About Endo Lighting Corporation: Endo was founded in Osaka, Japan in 1967 as a manufacturer of original lighting fixtures. Japan's first publicly listed company specializing in manufacturing lighting fixtures, Endo is currently the leading company in the architectural and commercial segment of the lighting market. SOURCE: ICON International

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