Nordeon-Group invests in the growing architectural lighting market with Griven acquisition

March 30, 2015

Eindhoven (NL) / Castel Goffredo (IT) - The Nordeon-Group, a leading European lighting company has further strengthened its comprehensive proposition to the architectural lighting market through the strategic acquisition of Italian based Griven. Griven specializes in architectural lighting solutions and is very complementary to the Hess product portfolio and offerings to architects and lighting designers across the globe. As part of the Nordeon-Group, Griven will continue to operate independently under its own brand through its existing organization and management team in Castel Goffredo, Italy.

Image: Griven lighting project at The Citadel, Egypt. Photo by Emad Allam. Patrick van Rossum, Partner of Varova, the owner of the Nordeon-Group, sees a win-win situation in the acquisition for both companies: “With its broad product and lighting solution portfolio, its extensive technological know-how and deep understanding of architectural markets, Griven will substantially strengthen the market position of our Hess subsidiary. Griven will be able to further accelerate the execution of its strategic agenda and benefit from the existing market access of Hess – particularly in the US and Germany – and the Nordeon group’s technology and research and development capabilities. All in all, it makes great strategic sense to Griven and the Nordeon-Group and will greatly benefit our customer base and markets.” Griven was founded in 1990 by Luigi and Silvio Pederzani in Castel Goffredo in Italy. Luigi Pederzani will continue in his current role as managing director. His brother Silvio Pederzani will continue to lead the company’s product and technology development efforts. “Under the umbrella of the Nordeon-Group, Griven will continue to be the Griven that our customer’s know, but at the same time our customers and employees will benefit from the products, technology and markets that the Nordeon-Group will bring us”, says Luigi Pederzani. Griven, a private limited company founded in 1990, has established itself as one of the world’s leading developers and manufacturers in the architectural lighting market. Griven’s comprehensive catalogue of proven quality, high reliability, and fully weatherproofed lighting fixtures, in combination with its in-depth knowledge in designing and programming lighting solutions, have placed it at the forefront of architectural lighting. Griven has always taken a lead position in the area of lighting technology, and started applying LED technologies as early as 2001. Pierre van Lamsweerde, CEO of the Nordeon-Group: “I am very pleased to welcome Griven – a leader in its market with a strong track record to back that up – to our Group. With Hess – our premium brand for architectural outdoor luminaires – we have good access to the creative and architectural world of light. With Griven and Hess, we now have a comprehensive platform that offers lighting designers, planners and architects the possibility to create or design better and more attractive public spaces and buildings. This positions us to offer light solutions of every shade – innovative, valuable and global – from a single source.” About the Nordeon-Group: The Nordeon-Group is comprised of medium-sized, agile manufacturing and innovation sites, which operate in close proximity to their specific markets. The group's aim is to pool and utilise the experience and capabilities of these individual companies, in order to offer customers maximum benefit and optimum service and performance. The Nordeon-Group is a young, innovative and one of Europe ́s leading lighting companies. Young yet experienced. The exterior lighting specialists from Hess in Villingen (Germany) and Gaffney (South Carolina/USA) as well as Vulkan in Springe (Germany) belong to the Nordeon Group. Nordeon with the locations in Springe (Germany) and Chalon sur Saône and Dijon (both France), is the specialist for industrial interior lighting. Together the companies have more than a hundred years of experience in the development and production of luminaires. Products "made in Europe and the USA" ensure high flexibility, quality and customer proximity. Nordeon combines the determination and ambition of a newcomer with over one hundred years of experience in the lighting industry. On a daily basis, around 700 highly qualified and ambitious employees work carefully to realise customer requests in the highest quality. Please find further Contact information regarding Griven on the website: Follow us on Twitter: @NordeonGroup


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