Exceptional year continues with Basingstoke expansion
In the midst of a remarkably successful 2016, Luxonic has begun construction for its Basingstoke HQ expansion.
Basingstoke is already home to Luxonic’s manufacturing and innovation centre. It hosts a custom suite of testing facilities, with a creative team of designers and engineers utilising the latest in optic technology to ensure the efficiency and effectiveness of every luminaire.
The new site will include an area of 1,080 sq m, and a mezzanine area of 500 sq m. It will be split into two areas, one for production and storage. Production is expected to begin towards the beginning of 2017 and is expected to be fully populated by mid-2017, paving the way for Luxonic to continue achieving quality in innovation.
Work in the new production cells will include the creation of luminaires for Asda and continue Luxonic’s roll-out of its energy efficient HI-MAX® in Pets at Home buildings across the UK. The production suite will also focus on manufacturing Luxonic’s new high-end Exurbia range of downlighters.
Nick Tavaré, managing director of Luxonic, commented: “We are all very excited for the Basingstoke expansion. At every stage of planning, the emphasis has been on building a hub for production that utilises lean manufacturing methods, and will improve the output efficiency of all our luminaires, whilst maintaining the high level of quality Luxonic is synonymous with.”
The growth of the Hampshire-based HQ comes on the back of a commercially and financially successful year for Luxonic. Earlier in 2016, Luxonic celebrated 30 years in business with a complete rebrand and new London and Glasgow offices. The celebrations continued with the announcement of record sales profits of £20million for 2015/16, a 29 percent revenue increase on the previous year.
Nick Tavaré continued: “Luxonic have had a fantastic 2016, with a fresh rebrand and new offices alongside unprecedented financial accomplishments. The Basingstoke expansion continues our rise as the UK’s leading luminaire innovator, and will allow Luxonic to keep producing forward-thinking, high quality products and delivering excellence in customer service into 2017.”