Acuity Brands Inc., Atlanta, signed a definitive agreement to purchase ams OSRAM’s North American Digital Systems (DS) business. The ams OSRAM North American DS business develops and manufactures lighting components including LED drivers, LED light engines, electronic ballasts and certain connected components.
According to the press release, the ams OSRAM Digital Systems business is one of the largest LED lighting driver companies in North America. LED drivers are a crucial component of the vast majority of luminaires and enable embedded smart technologies to make lighting and controls more accessible and reliable. The press release said the deal will “expand Acuity’s advanced LED driver portfolio, which currently includes the eldoLED driver and IOTA emergency driver brands.”
“We look forward to serving ams OSRAM’s North American DS business customers and providing our industry with the most advanced portfolio of integrated digitally connected luminaire technology and LED drivers,” said Trevor Palmer, president, Acuity Brands Lighting and Controls business, in the press release. “We are excited to welcome the North American DS team to Acuity as we lead the industry's shift to embedded lighting technology in communities where people live, learn, work and play.”
“Acuity is an industry leader with a long history of bringing innovative technology, products, and services to market. We are excited about the opportunities for our employees, customers, and business partners,” said Wilhelm Nehring, CEO, ams OSRAM Digital Systems business.
Acuity’s acquisition of ams OSRAM’s North American DS business includes approximately 1,100 associates in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. The transaction is subject to the satisfaction of certain customary closing conditions. Until close, the companies will continue to operate independently. The parties have agreed not to disclose financial details or other terms of the transaction.