Exterior lighting specialists Abacus Lighting visited the Interlight conference in Moscow this week to announce plans for their new Russian business to build a plant in St Petersburg and open a new office in Moscow 2011.
This expansion will happen at a time when Russia, as a nation is pursuing several ambitious construction projects in preparation for the Olympics in Sochi in 2014 and the 2012 international APEC summit.
"Abacus is looking at how we can best support exciting developments in Russia including the Olympics and the 2012 APEC summit in Vladivostok” explained Andrew Morris Richardson, board director.
"As world leaders in lighting, we manufacture lights and lighting structures for projects ranging from road schemes, retail, airports and major sports grounds so we’re well placed to help the Russian government strengthen the infrastructure in these areas."
Abacus opened an Russian office in St Petersburg in March this year and intends to open a Moscow office in the first quarter of next year.
Abacus’s presence in Russia and represents an important staging post for the lighting firm’s global ambitions and continued development into Eastern European markets.
Abacus recently unveiled the launch of a new global range of next-generation architectural, amenity and road LED lanterns and floodlights called ‘Power/Beauty’.
The range has been designed to operate in almost any outdoor environment using less electricity than other light sources, whilst producing a better quality of brilliant white light. With a longer lifetime and significantly lower energy consumption, LEDs are thought to be the future for exterior lighting worldwide.
These high-performance, design-led products have demonstrated Abacus’s commitment to innovation and brought together over 50 years of sound engineering principles and expertise with the latest technology” commented Morris-Richardson.
Abacus Lighting is a world leader in the supply and installation of exterior lighting systems; for almost 50 years Abacus mast and lighting technology has lit sports areas, airports, ports, car parks, roads and cities. For more information on Abacus Lighting call 01623 518333 or visit www.abacuslighting.com.