Mr E R Grote, Founder, established an incandescent lamp factory in Wimbledon, London manufacturing unique incandescent decorative light sources.
During World War 2 the lamp making machinery was converted to produce components for the military to help fight against the German war machine.
Due to expansion, manufacturing plant increased in size and capacity to produce over 10 million units per annum.
A national distribution centre was established in West Yorkshire to facilitate national next day delivery across the UK and Southern Ireland.
Large scale investment in technology and machinery to develop manufacturing facilities in the Far East and Eastern Europe.
New state of the art distribution centre established in Normanton, West Yorkshire with automated bar coding systems to meet growing demand for new technology lighting.
New laboratory and Quality Control facility built on-site in Normanton to meet requirements for new stringent EU safety and performance standards.