Since NVC’s launch into the UK lighting market in April 2009, its growth has been explosive. This has been driven by two main factors.
First, NVC has always tried to satisfy its customers from stock. With construction lead-times under pressure but ordering increasingly being left to the last minute, this has been popular with wholesalers across the UK. Next-day delivery is the norm for NVC, but anyone requiring their luminaires even sooner is always welcome to come and collect them today.
As the business has grown, so has the pressure on warehouse space. In the middle of 2011, with a view to expansion, NVC UK bought the land and the building it currently occupies in Birmingham, along with the neighbouring plot of land. Building work started almost immediately on an additional warehouse, assembly and office building and this was completed in December 2011.
From January 2012 NVC UK will occupy a total of 91,000 square feet, all designed to provide faster order fulfillment. In addition to extra stock there will be a new area for customer collections and a massive increase in the space being made available for local assembly. While the majority of fittings are sourced from NVC’s own factories in China, an increasing proportion is assembled in the UK, especially the high-value variants.
The second factor behind NVC’s rapid growth has been the expansion of the product range. From the outset in 2009 NVC has always had a strong UK design team. Initially, their focus was on T5 fluorescent products, but now almost all development is focused on LED products.
The latest new range is a 600 x 600 LED panel - designed to be a realistic and fully functional alternative to modular fluorescent fittings. With emergency and dimming versions available this is a realistic proposition for lighting in offices that is easy to install, economical to run and produces a high quality lit environment.
At NVC we are taking nothing for granted, but we do have an option on the next plot of land already.
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