Harvard expands internationally


Harvard-on-worldHarvard Engineering is celebrating another successful year of growth after opening international offices across Europe and USA.

Harvard opened facilities in Italy, Germany and the USA during 2012 as part of a five year growth strategy to increase exports from 25% of turnover at the end of 2011 to 50% by the end of 2015. With the US accounting for 20 percent of the $75 billion global lighting market, the market provides Harvard with a significant opportunity.

Harvard has also put in place distribution partnerships, in the Czech Republic, the Middle East, Ireland, and Australia. The company already has an office in France, which covers both the French and Spanish markets, and is planning to appoint sales representation in the Benelux region in the first quarter of 2013.

Russell Fletcher, sales and marketing director at Harvard, commented, “Following our continued success in the UK, we put together an expansion strategy to make our market leading products available worldwide. The new offices are just the first step in our progressive plan to make Harvard an internationally renowned brand.”

Harvard is currently working with UK Trade & Investment to research a number of fledgling markets in Eastern Europe and Latin America. All Harvard’s products and solutions are entirely researched, developed and manufactured in the UK.


Harvard Engineering Background Information:

Established in 1993, Harvard has grown to be a leading player in the LED lighting and wireless street lighting industries. Harvard’s innovative range of products includes the CoolLED range of switchable drivers and LeafNut, the revolutionary wireless remote monitoring system for street lighting.

2012 – Winner of the Judges’ Choice Award at the Mail on Sunday’s Made in Britain Awards
2012 – Winner of the Lux Manufacturer of the Year Award
2012 – UK National Finalist for the European Business Awards
2011 – Winner of the Orange Innovation Award at the National Business Awards
2011 – Winner of the Innovation award at the Wakefield Express Business Awards
2011 – Winner of a Queen’s Award for Enterprise, within the Innovation category
2010 – Winner of the Yorkshire Forward Innovator/10: Innovation in Action Award
2010 – Winner of the Light Sources & Controls Award at the Lighting Design Awards

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