Device manufacturer Leviton, Melville, N.Y., established a new base of operations in Johannesburg, South Africa, to provide commercial lighting solutions. The facility, Leviton’s first in the country, will operate as Leviton Africa (Pty) Ltd., adds to Leviton’s global expansion efforts to include a footprint on all seven continents.
Leviton’s presence in Johannesburg will give a variety of end-use markets access to Leviton products while further establishing Leviton as an international source of electrical wiring devices, data connectivity solutions and lighting and energy management systems.
“Over the past decade, Leviton has systematically and strategically grown our global presence to connect with the world’s most robust economies, insomuch that we now reach every continent around the globe,” said Bruno Filio, vice president of International Business Development for Leviton. “The Johannesburg facility has been a vital component of our global expansion efforts as it establishes the foundation for Leviton in South Africa and sets the stage for possible expansion to neighboring countries.”
The Johannesburg facility will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of Leviton, while selling commercial lighting and networking products through specialized distributors. Michael Traynor, a seasoned executive with extensive experience in the regional market, will serve as the site lead.