30 May 2018
EINDHOVEN, the Netherlands: – Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, today announced it has signed an official Philips Horti LED partnership agreement with Eiffage Energie Systèmes. As of May 28, Eiffage Energie Systèmes will be a certified supplier of Philips GreenPower LED lighting for all horticulture applications, such as greenhouses as well as innovative vertical farming facilities.
Growing demand for year-round production
“Eiffage Energie Systèmes is a perfect addition to our partner network because of its location and knowledge of the sector. It has delivered and installed co-gens in greenhouses in France for many years and is well acquainted with the market,” said Udo van Slooten, Business Leader Horticulture at Signify. “We see a trend amongst French growers looking for ways to serve the market all year-round. Because of the French climate, growers need to increase the amount of light in the greenhouse, without further raising the plant temperature. LED lighting produces far less heat than HPS lighting, making it a smart choice on the path towards year-round uniform production,” Van Slooten added.
Quality cultivation solutions for French customers
“Eiffage Energie Systèmes and Signify are both companies that stand for quality, certainty and knowledge,” said Jean Jacques Pince, Managing Director of Eiffage Energie Systèmes Nouvelle Aquitaine. “We are honored to work with Signify and to include Philips LED products in our portfolio because it fits our current way of working. We have expertise in greenhouse building and already do this type of installation work. LED lighting is a valuable addition to our portfolio because we can couple the quality of the Signify product offering with our strong presence in France.”
Signify and Eiffage Energie Systèmes are already working on three commercial projects to be installed later this year. The ongoing expansion of the Philips Horti LED partner network demonstrates Signify’s commitment to extend its leadership in the horticulture industry as an innovative LED lighting provider and partner for the greenhouse industry.
Signify became the new company name of Philips Lighting as of May 16, 2018.