17 Jun Atrium acquires Kelvin Lighting
Kelvin Lighting Limited, Scotland’s foremost independent lighting distributor founded by Scott Kelly in 2007, has been acquired by Atrium Limited, England’s largest independent specialist lighting distributor, founded in 1976. Together, the expanded group will now represent the single largest independent specialist lighting distributor across the whole of the UK.
As well as providing architects, lighting designers, interior designers, engineers and contractors with the most technologically advanced artificial lighting solutions that meet today’s diverse needs and increasingly exacting standards of efficiency, durability and wellbeing we are delighted to offer our suppliers improved, coordinated and comprehensive coverage nationwide.
Kelvin Lighting will operate as a trading division of Atrium and will continue to be known as Kelvin Lighting Limited in Scotland. Scott Kelly will move up to the board of Atrium Ltd as a shareholder and director. Kelvin Lighting’s customers in Scotland will have the benefit of direct access to Atrium’s exclusive portfolio of world-renowned lighting brands and will continue to receive local technical support & expertise.
They will also benefit from Atrium’s UK-based QuickShip programme that provides for the most commonly specified lighting products and accessories to be available for immediate delivery to a nominated destination from its warehousing facility in Park Royal, North West London and we’ll explore every opportunity to extend this facility to a wider group of our suppliers.
Ulysse Dormoy, Managing Director of Atrium, said ‘This is a very exciting time for us in a market sector that’s constantly evolving through technological innovation. Scott and I have complementary views on the way forward and we’re both very much looking forward to this next phase of growth for our combined businesses. We’re very fortunate to have great teams of people working with us and to be working with the world’s leading lighting brands.’
Scott Kelly, Managing Director of operating division Kelvin Lighting commented ‘It will be business as usual for our customers in Scotland but with the additional offer of iconic architectural lighting brands. These are exciting times for our companies, our customers and our suppliers.’