Melville, N.Y.-based Leviton has acquired Canada’s largest independent lighting manufacturer, Viscor, which specializes in lighting for architectural, commercial, medical, institutional, and industrial applications. The acquisition is in line with Leviton’s goal of expanding its lighting and controls offering.
Established in 1952, Viscor is a family-owned and customer-focused company that manufactures its 150+ product families of LED lighting in Canada with 300 employees in a state-of-the-art, 200,000-sq.-ft. facility.
“Viscor is a well-known and respected lighting company in Canada with a rich and innovative history,” says Daryoush Larizadeh, President & COO of Leviton. “By adding Viscor to the Leviton family, we will be able to provide a much deeper portfolio of lighting options for our customers. Equally important, Viscor’s product portfolio will be further enhanced with access to our wide variety of innovative lighting control options.”
“Viscor and Leviton both share a common vision and values, so it’s exciting to bring our innovation and expertise to one another,” said Bill Wiener, Chairman of Viscor. “We are pleased that Viscor will continue in the hands of another great family-run company.”
When asked if there will be more developments/acquisitions on the residential side of the business, a Leviton spokesperson shared, “A spirit of innovation is at the core of everything we do and seek to accomplish at Leviton. From our revolutionary new Leviton Smart Load Center to our ever-growing Decora Smart Wi-Fi lighting control product line, we’ve launched many new and exciting additions from the residential side of our business recently. A wonderful example is the Decora Smart Voice Dimmer with Alexa Built-in, which will release to the market very soon. The Voice Dimmer is an industry-first combination of best-in-class dimming performance in a single-pole/multi-location dimmer with voice control built into the device itself, offering the power and convenience of Amazon Alexa without the need for an additional device or hub.”
In regard to this latest acquisition, there will be no changes to Viscor’s current operations in Canada.
KPMG represented Viscor in the sale, which officially closed on November 1.