U.S. firm Leviton acquires Canadian lighting manufacturer
- November 5, 2019
Canada’s largest independent lighting manufacturer, Toronto-based Viscor, has been acquired by Leviton, a diversified U.S. lighting, energy management and engineering company.
Viscor specializes in LED lighting for architectural, commercial, medical, institutional and industrial applications. The sale officially closed November 1.
The acquisition will expand Leviton's lighting and controls product offering.
Established in 1952, Viscor is family-owned, with more than 150 product families, 300 employees and a 200,000 sq. ft. facility in North York, Ont.
"Viscor is a well known and respected lighting company in Canada with a rich and innovative history," said Daryoush Larizadeh, Leviton president and COO. "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."