acdc | London open for business
Written by acdc on June 28, 2012>
28th June 2012 acdc | London – open for business
We don’t know whether it is the post party prosecco brain haze, or the simple giddiness of the realisation that the acdc London studio is now officially open for business. Either way, we are a very happy bunch!
So what does having a London studio mean for acdc, and more importantly our customers?
Nestled on a quiet street within walking distance from Old Street roundabout, the 2000ft2 (180m2) acdc London studio, with its high ceilings and ‘loft’ style, open plan space, is a stylish, eco-development was designed by renowned architects Fielden Clegg Bradley Studios.
Offering a modern, comfortable working environment, the studio will take customers on a journey through acdc’s product ranges. Indeed we have no fewer than 15 product ranges with 300 products on display in a controlled lit environment, including our latest product releases; Azeta(1), Frame(2), Plaza (3), Vista II(4) and Micro(5).
Sales Director Louise Frankland commented: “The acdc London studio provides us with the perfect setting to demonstrate our luminaires in their true environment. Whilst it is hugely beneficial to take samples to clients, being able to actually see the products lit effect in a realistic setting is invaluable. We hope the studio will become an interactive base for our customers to ustilise.”
We’re also showcasing the very latest in LED light engine technology with ChromaWhite, Xicato and our very own acdc light engine range on demonstration, washing our 8m high studio walls with incredible consistency, all controlled wirelessly.
Louise continues: “We are very excited to now have a London base. Not only will it benefit our South of England clients in terms of providing them with the perfect location to demonstrate our products and host important project meetings, it will also benefit our international distribution partners by offering them a UK base to meet with their clients. acdc is growing exponentially and we are certain that our official arrival in London will aid this growth and enable us to provide an even higher level of service to our existing clients.”
acdc CEO, Gareth Frankland added: “We are over the moon with the design and demonstration opportunities our studio provides. This flexible space is creatively inspiring, plus we felt the buildings’ BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating was fitting for acdc as it mirrors our commitment to future thinking technologies, focused on reducing environmental impacts whilst considering all areas of sustainability.”
Last, but by no means least, we must mention our bespoke 7.5 long x 1.2m wide conference bench and impressive 80” LED TV! Gareth concludes: “We wanted an innovative presentation solution for project meetings and training seminars and we have certainly created that. Having an 80” LED TV is just the cherry on the top! It is also ideal for watching key sporting events at the many acdc parties we’ll be throwing in the coming months – invites will follow shortly!!”
We are officially open for business in London, so do give us a call and we’ll book you in for a tour.
acdc | London – 0845 862 6400
NOTES FOR EDITORS
acdc downlight luminaires
1 Azeta – www.acdclighting.co.uk/led/azeta
2 Frame – www.acdclighting.co.uk/led/frame
acdc uplight luminaires
3 Plaza – www.acdclighting.co.uk/led/plaza
acdc linear luminaires:
4 Vista II – www.acdclighting.co.uk/led/vista2
5 Micro – www.acdclighting.co.uk/led/micro
About the Author
acdc manufacture specialist long-life architectural LED and Cold Cathode lighting solutions. We have made it our mission to constantly challenge the industry by designing outstanding products which are market leading in terms of the technology within, their product design; incredible output and exceptional performance. All acdc products are designed and manufactured at our global HQ in Barrowford, Lancashire, UK (also Europe’s largest Cold Cathode manufacturing facility) where we employ a highly skilled work force of c. 100 individuals servicing all areas of the business. We also offer a strong network of over 60 distribution partners worldwide, have a satellite office in Dubai servicing the Middle East and beyond and are set to open our London studio this Spring. An exciting new chapter in the history of acdc commenced at the world’s leading lighting industry exhibition, Light + Building 2012, with the inauguration of our new board, the official launch of our new brand and the launch of 2 exciting new product ranges. We are also delighted to announce that we have been named as a winner of the countries’ most prestigious award for business performance – the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade 2012. It is fair to say the future of acdc is incredibly bright!