Leviton Acquires JCC Advanced Lighting

Oct. 29, 2013
Key benefits of the JCC Advance Lighting acquisition for Leviton: Foothold in UK market New opportunities for international growth Adds LED lighting offerings in residential and commercial markets Upshot: JCC will stay in the UK and continue to be run by Richard Adey

Leviton Manufacturing, Melville, N.Y., is acquiring JCC Advanced Lighting, a UK-based manufacturer of LED lighting for residential and commercial applications. The acquisition expands Leviton’s involvement in the lighting market, gives the company a foothold in the UK and opens up international growth opportunities, Leviton said in a release. 

Integrating JCC’s energy efficient LED lighting into Leviton’s smart solutions will give customers more efficient lighting solutions by including occupancy sensors and dimmers to help achieve nearly 50 percent energy savings when compared to typical installation, Leviton continued.

“Leviton’s acquisition of JCC provides a significant presence in the UK and a good base for the future,” said Don Hendler, CEO of Leviton. “Since our beginnings more than a century ago, Leviton has built a reputation on innovation and product development, so adding a market-leading advanced lighting solutions business like JCC makes strategic sense for our global expansion.”

JCC will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of Leviton, maintaining operations in the UK. The company will continue to be led by Richard Adey, currently the executive chairman of JCC, who will report directly to Daryoush Larizadeh, Leviton’s COO.

“JCC is delighted to be part of Leviton, given its renowned expertise and global reach in controls technology, which will drive JCC’s further expansion both in the UK and overseas,” Adey said. “Leviton’s input will help further enhance our LED product innovation and development, which is fundamental to our business strategy.”