Canadian Manufacturing

Leviton acquires Canadian lighting manufacturer Viscor

Viscor, based in Toronto, specializes in lighting for architectural, commercial, medical, institutional and industrial applications

November 6, 2019  by CMO Staff

MELVILLE, N.Y. – Leviton, a global, U.S.-based lighting manufacturer, has acquired Viscor, Canada’s largest independent lighting manufacturer.

Financial details were not released.

Viscor, based in Toronto, specializes in lighting for architectural, commercial, medical, institutional and industrial applications.

Leviton, based in Melville, N.Y., said the deal reiterates its commitment to strategically expand its lighting and controls product offering.

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Established in 1952, Viscor is a family-owned manufacturer of more than 150 LED lighting product families. The company has a state-of-the-art, 200,000 square-foot facility and employs 300 people.

“Viscor is a well-known and respected lighting company in Canada with a rich and innovative history,” said Daryoush Larizadeh, president and chief operating officer of Leviton, in a statement. “By adding Viscor to the Leviton family, we will be able to provide a much deeper portfolio of lighting options for our customers. Equally important, Viscor’s product portfolio will be further enhanced with access to our wide variety of innovative lighting control options.”

This story was first reported on PLANT.ca