Tamlite Lighting to celebrate 50th anniversary with continued investment and a series of events in 2017

Tamlite Lighting, one of the UK's leading manufacturers and designers of lighting, is celebrating its 50th year in business in 2017.

To mark this important milestone, the company has plans for a series of high-profile events throughout the year for customers and partners.

"We are proud of our legacy and quite rightly want to shout about our achievements, as well as share our plans for the future." says Colin Lawson, Head of Sales, Marketing and Product Development at Tamlite.

Continued growth

Since its beginnings in Telford, Shropshire in 1967, Tamlite has grown to become one of the UK's largest privately owned lighting manufacturers. The company employs over 300 people in the Midlands, making it a significant contributor to the local economy. As it has expanded, Tamlite has remained committed to its British roots, with its extensive R&D and manufacturing activities now managed out of ten factories in Redditch and Telford.

Today, Tamlite offers around 500 product ranges and over 15,000 products, cementing its place as one of the industry leaders in cutting-edge lighting solutions across all sectors.

50th anniversary events

Tamlite's 50th Anniversary will be marked by major participation in high-profile industry events including CEF Live on 8th June 2017 and LuxLive in November 2017. Both exhibitions offer a platform from which Tamlite can celebrate its milestone as well as demonstrate its commitment to the future.

"Very few lighting manufacturers can honestly say they have 50 years of heritage and experience," says Colin Lawson.

"Here at Tamlite, we are extremely proud of our past and of course, we are excited about the future too. Our 50th birthday is an important marker in our history. For our customers, our heritage gives a layer of confidence in our expertise, our technology and our brand. For 50 years, we have remained wholly committed to our British roots and we continue to build upon this foundation. This adds yet another level of assurance to customers who choose Tamlite."

Investment and innovation

Colin Lawson believes the company's longevity is down to its forward-looking approach.

"We never stand still, and continue to innovate: over the last three years we have spent over £4m on product research and development; last year we invested over £0.5M in our own UK production facility to manufacture high performance LED printed circuit boards (PCBs)."

The company has also spent a great deal of time focusing on the customer experience, with an investment of more than £0.5M on eight new showrooms over the last two years.

"Our 50th anniversary is a perfect opportunity to 'think customer' and share our knowledge and expertise at a series of special events," says Colin Lawson. We look forward to meeting customers and advising them on the best solution for their application."

To be kept informed about Tamlite's programme of 50th anniversary events, contact Tamlite on sales@tamlite.co.uk.