Lighting company expanding further into Europe with new showroom
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As part of its growth and expansion strategy, Warrington-based lighting designer and manufacturer Ansell Lighting has unveiled plans to open a new office and showroom in Madrid, Spain.
Providing the ideal base from which to showcase its extensive product range, the new 270 sq m showroom on Calle Santa Teresa 7, is Ansell’s second dedicated European showroom and will give the business a centre from which to drive its expansion into the Spanish, Portuguese and neighbouring European markets. The company also operates a Belfast facility.
The first members of the team have already been recruited to oversee the opening of the new premises which will house sales, marketing and customer service functions.
Pedro Gogorza has joined Ansell as country manager for Spain, having worked in the lighting and smart home industries for many years, and Cristina Moreno has joined as office manager. Other recruits to the team include Pedro Delgado and Luis Esteban, both regional sales managers for Ansell Spain, who will focus on supporting the growth of the business in the country.
Pedro said: “We have been operating in Spain for nearly a year and have achieved solid growth and results in this time.
“The new showroom and office opening in Madrid is the next step in the expansion process for us and will provide an impressive space in which to meet customers, showcase our lighting solutions and train our brilliant wholesalers, installers and contractors in the latest smart lighting technologies.”
He added: “Our development team is focused on increasing sales and market share across all industry segments and has a great understanding of the Spanish market and the opportunities it presents.
“Our aim is to achieve similar presence to the levels we have in the UK marketplace and the new facilities will equip us with the tools we need to do that.”
Mark Abbott, Ansell Lighting managing director, said: “Our European operations have been developed in the field over the last nine months but to have a physical presence and a showroom in such a wonderful location in Madrid is a significant step forward.
“We’re delighted to have Pedro and Cristina on board and look forward to welcoming more team members in the next few weeks and months.”
Ansell Lighting’s new premises in Madrid are set to open later this year.