In a strategic move that will bolster business and streamline service to the design community, Flos has acquired New York-based Lukas Lighting to expand the broad selection of unique lighting possibilities offered by each brand.
“For a long time we have been looking at the North American market to find the right entity and the right talent to give us the chance to repeat … tremendous results,” says Flos CEO Piero Gandini. “Lukas Lighting [is] the perfect solution: a sophisticated and super skilled business unit, able to support all the Flos business with the best design and engineering capabilities for custom solutions.”
Renowned for iconic designs and recent forays into architectural lighting, Flos has experienced prodigious growth in its contract division. Flos sees Lukas Lighting’s market position in line with expansion goals comprising distribution, service, and production. “This acquisition will strengthen Flos USA’s position in the contract market and facilitate North American expansion for both companies, with a made-in-the-USA aspect that will allow us to deliver quicker and more complete solutions for specifiers,” adds, Jan Vingerhoets, CEO, Flos USA.
This follows Flos’ recent acquisition of Ares, a leading manufacturer of architectural outdoor lighting, nine months prior to compete in the outdoor sector. The addition of Lukas Lighting’s custom manufacturing represents another opportunity for Flos to more completely serve the US market and to provide a complete range of lighting solutions for every environment.
“When the subject of joining forces first arose, I immediately knew it would be very beneficial for both companies,” comments Lukas Lighting CEO Craig Corona. “We each have what the other needs to grow: the customer base will now have access to the best of architectural and decorative lighting products, both standard and customized, in one place.”