Schmitz joins the Nordeon Group

Eindhoven, December 5th 2016.
The Nordeon Group is very proud to announce that as of December 1st Schmitz Leuchten from Arnsberg, has joined its ranks, further establishing Nordeon Group’s position as one of the world’s leading professional lighting companies. 
Schmitz, highly regarded by lighting designers and specifiers across the globe, is well known for its premium design, high performance luminaires for office, hospitality, architectural and retail. Founded in 1932 it has a rich history and legacy in providing technologically superior design and custom lighting solutions to its customers.
By joining the Group, Schmitz will be able to tap into Nordeon Group’s vast technological capabilities, its global commercial and support infrastructure, its strong industrial base and benefit from being part of its portfolio of brands that is second to none.
With its brands Hess, Wila, Griven, Nordeon, Vulkan and now also Schmitz, the Nordeon Group can cater to its customers’ every need. The formidable combined knowledge in applications, technology, design, specification and customization make Nordeon Group a true full service partner for lighting professionals across the globe.
Founded in 2012, the Nordeon Group is one of the world’s leading and professional lighting companies for indoor and outdoor lighting. With production, development and support facilities close to its key markets, Nordeon Group companies are the reliable local partner with a global footprint.
‘The Nordeon Group is proud to welcome Schmitz. This is an important step in strengthening the Nordeon Group with a highly recognized premium professional lighting brand, with an impressive product portfolio and very comprehensive customization, design and development capabilities. The Nordeon Group will enable Schmitz to further accelerate its product development and commercial efforts by tapping into our global design, technology and support infrastructure’, says Patrick van Rossum, Chairman of the Nordeon Group.
Christoph Schmitz, CEO of Schmitz says: ‘Being part of the Nordeon Group will help us to be in a stronger position to grow Schmitz and accelerate innovation in a market that is demanding faster technology developments and experiencing increasing complexity. We can immediately benefit from Nordeon Group’s international footprint and rapidly expand in key markets such as UK, Middle East and the US‘.
‘With our comprehensive portfolio of brands – Hess and Vulkan for outdoor, Griven for architectural lighting, Nordeon, WILA, and now also Schmitz for indoor lighting – we are geared towards every thinkable lighting application area and requirement. The Nordeon Group is a reliable and flexible partner for our customers and partners in the different markets, globally’, says Nordeon Group CEO Pierre van Lamsweerde.
Christoph Schmitz and his management team will continue to run and operate the Schmitz business from Arnsberg in Germany.
Schmitz was established in Arnsberg, Germany. With its well-known and established brand, Schmitz features more than 80 years of industry experience in the lighting sector:
Used by professional lighting specifiers: architects, lighting designers & consulting engineers
Focussed on interior lighting applications for offices, commercial buildings, schools, hotels and retail shops
Product range includes decorative and functional lighting solutions with a portfolio in general lighting, linear lighting and highly customizable lighting objects.
Present around the world – Schmitz sells internationally to over 30 countries
The Nordeon Group is one of Europe’s leading lighting companies. It consists 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 utilize the experience and capabilities of these individual companies, in order to offer customers maximum benefit and optimum service and performance. 
The Nordeon Group can boast a comprehensive portfolio of leading lighting companies to service the market’s every need:
The leading architectural outdoor lighting brand Griven from Castel Goffredo in Italy;  Premium decorative specification brand Hess from Villingen in Germany; 
The outdoor functional lighting specialist Vulkan from Springe in Germany;  
The premium architectural indoor brand WILA from Wantage, UK and Iserlohn, Germany;
The indoor functional lighting specialist Nordeon from Springe in Germany and Chalon in France;
And now Schmitz with premium indoor lighting solutions.
Each of these brands are brought to market through a worldwide sales, manufacturing and support organization.
Hess, Griven and Nordeon have a strong presence in the North American market through the Nordeon Group site in Gaffney, USA. And in the Middle East the Group strengthened its position by establishing an own sales office. 
Nordeon Group
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Marco Walz
Head of Communications