Leviton Makes Another Acquisition; Acquires Birchwood Lighting

Birchwood Lighting becomes fourth lighting acquisition for Leviton as the company continues to expand the newly formed business unit and offerings available to customers

MELVILLE, N.Y.May 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Leviton today announced its acquisition of Birchwood Lighting, a southern California-based designer and manufacturer of high-quality, specification grade light fixtures with expertise in linear lighting. Birchwood Lighting will be the latest addition to Leviton's newly consolidated Leviton Lighting Business Unit. With this acquisition, Leviton continues its expansion and strategic growth in lighting and also expands the product offerings and solutions for both Leviton and Birchwood Lighting customers.

"From an operational, product development and cultural perspective, Birchwood could not be a better fit for Leviton," said Daryoush Larizadeh, president and chief operating officer of Leviton. "Birchwood Lighting's focus on providing customized solutions for architects, designers and specifiers, paired with their excellence in customer service, makes them the ideal partner to expand our Leviton Lighting Business Unit, and we could not be more excited to welcome them into the Leviton family."

Birchwood Lighting joins JCC, ConTech Lighting and Intense Lighting as the fourth acquisition in the new Leviton Lighting Business Unit. Under the leadership of John Ranshaw, vice president and general manager of the newly integrated business unit, Leviton will focus on continuing to expand its lighting product offering, sales footprint and continuous effort to deliver the broadest portfolio of innovative, high-performance and sustainable lighting solutions and fixtures in the industry.

"Since Birchwood Lighting's inception over two decades ago, we have prided ourselves on our commitment to product development and to being a partner and resource to our customers," said Darrin Weedon, president and chief visionary officer of Birchwood Lighting. "We're pleased to be joining another family company that shares the same values and will help to expand our resources for customers."

Following the acquisition, Leviton will continue to maintain their separate agent networks and distribution channels and both companies will immediately begin to build on each other's strengths, resources and product offerings. 

For more information on the acquisition, visit www.leviton.com.

About Leviton  
Leviton is the smart choice, delivering the most comprehensive range of solutions to meet the needs of today's residential, commercial and industrial customers in more than 90 countries across the globe. From simple switches and receptacles, to networking systems and smart home automation, Leviton exceeds market needs by delivering innovative products to create sustainable, intelligent environments through its electrical wiring devices, network and data center connectivity solutions, LED lighting and lighting energy management systems, and security and automation applications. For Leviton, it is clear the FUTURE IS ON. For more information, visit www.leviton.comwww.facebook.com/levitonwww.twitter.com/leviton or www.youtube.com/Levitonmfg.

About Birchwood Lighting  
Since 1993, Birchwood Lighting has designed and manufactured high-quality specification grade light fixtures tailored to meet the demands of the architectural, commercial and retail design communities. Because of our all-inclusive capabilities to conceive, design, engineer and manufacture almost any type of light fixture in-house, we can continue to regularly introduce stylish, innovative and functional standard products to the design marketplace as well as develop and deliver custom fixtures to order. We can alter or modify any of our standard fixtures to meet your needs. For more information, visit: http://birchwoodlighting.com.