Architectural Lighting Works Acquires v2 Lighting Group

v2 Lighting leadership and other key roles will join the ALW team as part of the transaction.

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Architectural Lighting Works announced that it has acquired v2 Lighting Group, Inc. of San Jose, CA, a move that further strengthens Architectural Lighting Works’ position as an industry-leading manufacturer of specification-grade architectural and decorative LED luminaires. v2 Lighting Group is the leader in high-performance and highly-configurable cylinders, pendants and sconces, making their product lines complementary to Architectural Lighting Works’ linear, MoonRing and bespoke designs. 

v2 leadership and other key roles will join the Architectural Lighting Works team as part of the transaction. Chris Varrin, founder and CEO of v2 will become the Chief Design Officer at Architectural Lighting Works, overseeing marketing, brand strategy, engineering and new product development. Mitch Dale, Chief Operating Officer of v2 will become the Chief Integration Officer at Architectural Lighting Works, leading the integration management for the combined operations, supply chain and manufacturing. 

“This is a key acquisition that supports our aggressive growth strategies,” stated Jeff Croskey, CEO of Architectural Lighting Works. “From product line, company culture, synergy and financial contribution standpoints, combining forces with v2 is an incredible opportunity for Architectural Lighting Works, our agents and our customers. Having Chris and Mitch join our leadership team not only demonstrates their confidence in our combined strength, but also ensures our mutual focus on innovation, product quality and excellent customer service.” 

Varrin added, “Exceptional products have always been at the core of v2. This consolidation of the two companies under a common vision allows us to innovate and grow more effectively, ultimately providing our customers with the best products available. Architectural Lighting Works' resources, state-of-the-art manufacturing and commitment to excellence solidified this partnership decision.”

Integration activities will be completed in early 2020 with a focus on maximizing the value generated by the acquisition and minimizing any disruption to the sales channel and customers. 

Architectural Lighting Works is an award-wining architectural lighting manufacturer based in Oakland, CA, with a mission to Illuminate the Soul via a portfolio of more than 60 linear and decorative luminaires. Architectural Lighting Works has been creating inspiration and illumination since 2005 for clients such as Microsoft, Volkswagen, Tesla, Whole Foods, Nike, and Google. Architectural Lighting Works' portfolio of decorative lighting expanded with the acquisition of Neidhardt in 2017, giving specifiers creativity and flexibility in customizing their luminaires. Architectural Lighting Works manufactures all products in their North America factory and primarily serves the United States, Caribbean, and Canadian markets.

Located in Silicon Valley, CA, v2 designs and manufactures modern, high-performance, interior and exterior LED luminaires for select clients such as Apple, Amazon, Starbucks, Disney and Microsoft. Their innovative fixtures are built to order with precision engineering and quality, using only the highest quality components. Available in a multitude of sizes, features and finishes, v2’s specification-grade fixtures give architects and lighting designers billions of standard configuration choices. 

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