Manufacturer of Lighting Products Opens Plant in China

March 18, 2011
Facility 'represents our full commitment to international expansion.'

Amerlux LLC, a Fairfield, N.J.-based manufacturer of architectural-grade lighting products, recently celebrated the grand opening of Guangzhou Amerlux Lighting Solutions Co. Ltd., its new facility in China.

The company also opened a sales office in Hong Kong.

"The opening of Guangzhou Amerlux Lighting Solutions Co. Ltd. heralds a new chapter in our history of success," said Frank Diassi, chairman and founder of Amerlux. "It represents our full commitment to international expansion and to enhancing Amerlux's service to worldwide customers. As global markets continue to open up, our company is strategically positioned to grow exponentially throughout the Far East and all over the world."

Amerlux marked the occasion with an elaborate traditional Chinese ceremony on Feb. 15.

"Amerlux is now completely equipped to supply its customer base anywhere in the world," said Joe Manning, vice president of product development.

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Former Senior Editor Josh Cable covered innovation issues -- including trends and best practices in R&D, process improvement and product development. He also reported on the best practices of the most successful companies and executives in the world of transportation manufacturing, which encompasses the aerospace, automotive, rail and shipbuilding sectors. 

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