American launch for Somerset manufacturer

Prolectric has opened an office in Texas to take advantage of America’s “extremely buoyant” solar market.

As a solar-first business, Prolectric is a British manufacturer of sustainable solar lighting and solar hybrid power generators, serving a wide range of industries from construction, housebuilding and rail to major infrastructure.

Rachel Preen, managing director at Prolectric, said: “The US market for solar is extremely buoyant. With expected growth in new solar capacity, Texas has tremendous potential for us.

“This market opportunity provides a natural progression for us to scale the business, building on our rapid UK growth ambition, Prolectric’s robust solar credentials, award-winning product standards for British engineering and CSR.”

Prolectric USA will be led by new recruit Ben Odell, who will focus mainly on the distribution of the company’s Smart tower lights and hybrid generators.

The new operation will be based at Prolectric’s parent company Hill & Smith’s site in Garland, Texas.