Leviton opens South African facility in quest to expand globally

Feb. 24, 2014
Leviton, Melville, N.Y., has a new facility in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Leviton, Melville, N.Y., has a new facility in Johannesburg, South Africa. The new facility, which will operate as Leviton Africa (Pty) Ltd., will provide commercial lighting solutions to customers in one of the world’s most rapidly expanding markets. With the opening, Leviton also furthers its global expansion efforts to now include a footprint on all seven continents.

“Over the past decade, Leviton has systematically and strategically grown our global presence to connect with the world’s most robust economies, insomuch that we now reach every continent around the globe,” said Bruno Filio, Leviton’s V.P.  of international business development, in a press release. “The Johannesburg facility has been a vital component of our global expansion efforts as it establishes the foundation for Leviton in South Africa and sets the stage for possible expansion to neighboring countries.”

The Johannesburg facility will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of Leviton, while selling commercial lighting and networking products through specialized distributors. Michael Traynor, a seasoned executive with extensive experience in the South Africa, will serve as the site lead.

The establishment of the Johannesburg facility continues Leviton’s commitment to strategic growth and innovation on a global scale. With a presence on each continent, Leviton has evolved into a global provider of electrical wiring devices, data connectivity solutions and lighting and energy management systems for a variety of end-use markets.

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