Fulham Co., Inc. of Hawthorne, California USA, has established a new European headquarters and design center in Alkmaar in the Netherlands. Fulham is a leading supplier of lighting components and electronics for commercial and specialty applications. The lighting components it supplies include electronic ballasts for fluorescent and HID systems.
According to Fulham, the opening of the new regional headquarters follows its recent asset acquisition of Lumotech’s LED driver business also based in Alkmaar. Fulham completed its transaction to acquire Lumotech assets on June 30, 2016. In a previous deal, Fulham began partnering with Dutch company Tvilight to offer programmable lighting solutions for smart cities. (Ref: article).
“A European presence including a design centre for developing LED drivers for the market and the people to better serve our growing European distributor and OEM customer base reflects our strategy for Europe,” said Mark Needham, Fulham’s European Vice President for Sales. “Europe is a key market for LED luminaire design and having a team of engineers in the Netherlands allows us to more quickly respond to market trends.” He added, “This is an exciting time for us to fully market our now much-expanded range of top quality LED drivers and promote the Fulham lighting brand across Europe.”
Fulham’s new European headquarters houses the R&D team, as well as sales, administration, and customer service. Fulham’s lighting components reportedly power many lighting manufacturers’ luminaires including industrial, commercial, street, emergency, signage, and refrigeration lighting.