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Leviton acquires Canada-based Viscor

Viscor will continue to operate and manufacture its products in Canada in its Toronto facility. There will be no changes to current operations.


November 4, 2019
By Anthony Capkun

Today, Leviton announced the acquisition of Viscor, an independent Canadian lighting manufacturer specializing in lighting for architectural, commercial, medical, institutional and industrial applications.

“Viscor is a well-known and respected lighting company in Canada with a rich and innovative history,” said Daryoush Larizadeh, Leviton’s president and COO. “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.”

Established in 1952, Viscor has over 150 product families, 300 employees and a state-of-the-art, 200,000-sf facility in Toronto.

According to a Leviton spokesperson, Viscor’s management team will continue to report to Santino Nemi, COO at Viscor. Santino, meantime, will report to Richard Westfall, VP/GM of Leviton Lighting. Viscor will continue to operate and manufacture its products in Canada in its Toronto facility. There will be no changes to current operations.

“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, chair of Viscor. “We are pleased that Viscor will continue in the hands of another great family-run company.”

The deal officially closed November 1, 2019.