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Philips acquires Selecon

Royal Philips has acquired New Zealand-based Selecon, a designer, manufacturer and distributor of professional theatrical and architectural lighting fixtures. Under the terms of the agreement, Philips will acquire the business assets of Selecon New Zealand Ltd., Selecon UK Ltd., Selecon North America LLC and Aureol Lighting Ltd. Financial details were not disclosed.

“Selecon’s highly acclaimed luminaires for the theatrical and architectural markets will further strengthen the breadth of solutions Philips can offer to important professional customers such as performing arts centres, churches, convention centres and hotels,” said Rudy Provoost, chief executive of Philips’ Lighting sector. “Today we are further strengthening the product portfolio of our globally leading entertainment lighting business, building on the foundation provided by the acquisition of Genlyte in 2008.”

Landmarks such as the American Museum of Natural History, Hong Kong Science Museum, Sydney Opera House and Opera Bastille (Paris) all use Selecon lighting. Selecon has become part of the Entertainment Group within the Philips Professional Luminaires business, which also encompasses the Vari-Lite and Strand Lighting business operations.

The acquisition of Selecon follows the acquisition of Italy-based Ilti Luce Srl, an LED design company for architectural indoor lighting, just over a month ago, and is the second such announcement in the Pacific region in as many weeks (following last week’s acquisition of Australia-based lighting company Dynalite).

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