German firm, Osram has acquired the business operations of Houston, Texas-based Maneri-Agraz Enterprises. Maneri-Agraz Enterprises serves as a national provider of energy efficient lighting solutions for commercial and industrial facilities and delivers lighting solutions to a range of markets from warehousing and manufacturing to retail and the public sector.
Maneri-Agraz’s clients include large and renowned food and beverage production and distribution facilities, aerospace facilities, and technology companies, among others. Osram will add Maneri-Agraz to its service division Sylvania Lighting Solutions (SLS), which is a segment of Osram’s Lighting Solutions business unit.
According to Osram, the deal helps extend Osram’s service business into the industrial and commercial business sectors in the South and Southwest regions of the U.S. “The acquisition demonstrates Osram’s commitment to pursuing opportunities that fit our strategic growth plans, and to expanding our service-oriented business,” said Eladia Pulido, CEO of Osram Lighting Solutions.
“Maneri-Agraz has taken great pride in delivering the highest quality service to our customers for more than 20 years, and we are proud to become part of the Sylvania Lighting Solutions team,” said John Maneri, founder of Maneri-Agraz, who will serve as a consultant. Maneri’s business partner, Frank Agraz Jr., will join SLS as a business development manager based in Houston.