Zumtobel Group UK has announced that the company will be forming a partnership with SIMES, one of the most reputable international manufacturers of architectural outdoor lighting, with effect from 1st November 2016. Under the agreement, Zumtobel Group UK and Northern Ireland will have exclusivity to sell SIMES products in a move that will extend the Zumtobel portfolio of high end outdoor architectural products.

More than 13 years of continuous investment in R&D and new LED technology has enabled SIMES to produce intelligent, sustainable, high-performance lighting. With its mission statement, ‘Light for all around the building’, SIMES has become one of the most innovative manufacturers of architectural outdoor lighting on the international market. The new partnership with Zumtobel will offer an exclusive, multi-brand, one stop shop to customers wanting to specify high specification luminaires.

Mr Paul Coggins, Northern Europe Senior Vice President of Zumtobel Group commented: “We are absolutely delighted to have SIMES on board as a partner in the UK. They were an obvious choice for us as their innovation and quality complements our ethos of lighting expertise. This will allow us to expand our product offering to cover more applications and deliver a more comprehensive range to our customers. This is an exciting time for us as a lighting company and the lighting industry in the UK”.

“We are thrilled to be working with the Zumtobel Group in the UK” stated Roberto Botti, MD of SIMES. “We are looking forward to building a strong relationship in the future whilst continuing to deliver new and exciting products to the UK. Customers can expect some exciting innovations which will appeal to different architectural designs”.

The collaboration between the two companies will bring together their individual exterior lighting expertise and strict environmental ethos, to provide architects and lighting designers with a combination of the most technologically advanced products combined with the very latest, eye-catching aesthetics.