Cenate Sotto (BG), 11 November 2022 – GEWISS and PERFORMANCE IN LIGHTING are glad to announce an agreement for the official entry of the historic leading company in the international lighting sector into the GEWISS Group.
The project will allow for the expansion of mutual business opportunities, confirming the growth path undertaken by GEWISS through the acquisition of new market shares in a strategic sector, with PERFORMANCE IN LIGHTING as a fundamental asset for lighting.
As Fabio BOSATELLI, President of GEWISS and controlled holding POLIFIN, explains, “Today, we are giving further concreteness to the development path of our company. We are glad that this important step is taking place with the acquisition of a historic and prestigious company such as Performance in Lighting, which over the years has been able to gain recognition on the markets in which it operates. For GEWISS, this is a growth path taking place in the lighting sector, but which also confirms us as protagonists in the other business units of our offer, as demonstrated last week with the launch of the new range of switches for residential use, CHORUSMART, an important technological evolution for the management and control of homes and buildings. This passage supports GEWISS’s involvement in the development of solutions for the smart home, e-mobility, lighting and systems for the protection and distribution of energy even more, but also consolidates the POLIFIN Group, committed with COSTIM in the real estate development of CHORUS LIFE, a replicable new urban regeneration model that integrates all those solutions to meet the needs of safety and comfort, and with a strong attention to sustainability."
Giorgio LODI, President of Performance in Lighting, states: "With great pride I can say that our entry into an important Italian group such as GEWISS allows Performance in Lighting to significantly strengthen its growth potential. We are both Italian groups with a strong commitment to internationalisation and this union lays the foundations for a new present and shared future".
"With the entry of Performance in Lighting", adds Paolo CERVINI, CEO of GEWISS, "a new Group is born, even more solid in its dimensions, with a turnover that exceeds 600 million Euros, and an even stronger value proposition, which is boosted with increasingly innovative and connected solutions for lighting and smart lighting. This growth extends our supply capacity in the lighting sector but also guarantees greater penetration in international markets, where Performance in Lighting has built and consolidated its presence over the years. We are convinced that this new dimension expresses a new phase for the company, which is also growing in terms of the numbers of collaborators: today more than 500 new employees are on board, in addition to the 1,700 of GEWISS".
PERFORMANCE in LIGHTING: The Group
40 years of experience and a dynamism that looks to the future: the PERFORMANCE in LIGHTING Group is an international player within the lighting industry, comprising four prominent brands in the lighting sector incorporated under the one brand since 2017: PRISMA, SPITTLER, SBP and SBP Urban Lighting.
Headquartered at Colognola ai Colli (Verona), and with important production units in Germany, Belgium, and the United States,
PERFORMANCE IN LIGHTING situates itself among the main industrial entities in the sector of professional lighting, confirming a unique heritage of skills and at the same time a continuous effervescence and experimentation that have allowed the Group to become a solid global reference in the world of design and architecture.
More than 500 employees, a presence in over 100 countries, and branches opened in Germany, France, Spain, Holland,
Belgium, the USA, the UK, Finland, Portugal, Australia, and Dubai, help define PERFORMANCE IN LIGHTING as a company with a strong international vocation, capable of meeting the demand of different markets through a specialised expertise in eight different