23 Jan 2012 10:01:51
Major LED acquisition and technology deal for leading office commodity group
Office Canopy Group acquires Kudos Business Technologies and secures exclusive distribution of breakthrough LED technology
23 January 2012 - Leading UK LED supplier, Kudos Business Technologies, has been acquired by the Office Canopy Group (OCG), one of the UK’s leading providers of business commodity items.
“OCG is focused on driving business savings driven by technology. We believe LED lighting represents a revolution in lighting solutions that is set to fast become the most efficient, cost effective and practical source of lighting,” commented OCG’s Chief Executive Doug McLean.
The acquisition builds on OCG’s success in the business product commodity sector and significantly strengthens their new specialist lighting division, OCG Lighting.
“This is a natural fit for us and compliments our business model for delivering cost savings and efficiencies to our customers,” he added.
OCG Lighting works closely with businesses, facilities, companies, developers and architects to replace out-dated lighting systems, designing and implementing efficient LED alternatives.
Building on the success of the acquisition, OCG Lighting today announced an exclusive deal to be the sole UK distributor for an innovative LED technology range produced by Taiwanese manufacturer NeoPac Optoelectronics Inc.
NeoPac Optoelectronics Inc.’s NeoBulb range boasts a unique patented system that offers an elegant engineering solution to the key challenge of thermal management, achieving high quality light output with improved efficiency and product life span.
The technology’s unique heat pipe allows OCG Lighting’s NeoBulb products to maintain a thermal junction temperature of less than 60C resulting in an extremely long lifespan; currently more than 60,000 hours and counting.
It is this quality, backed up by excellent implementation successes, that is leading OCG Lighting toward their goal of achieving widespread adoption of LED lighting within the UK.
“This unique technological development, combined with increased business interest, makes for an ideal time to build on and develop NeoBulb products in the UK,” explained Simon Leggett, OCG Lighting’s Managing Director.
“Our NeoBulb range is highly efficient, both in cost and energy savings, and is a market leader on performance. This partnership will allow us to continue to diversify and develop in a range of new and challenging markets.”