Zumtobel Group launches new Zumtobel Group Services business unit
• All services brought together under a single roof • Innovative service portfolio marketed under new ZGS brand • Business model carried forward into field of connected light
The international lighting company Zumtobel Group, a leading player in the field of innovative lighting solutions and components, bundles all its services in a single business unit. This move supports the Zumtobel Group’s aim of strengthening its position as a service-oriented company, while at the same time expanding its portfolio in the fast-growing connected lighting market. Under the ZGS (Zumtobel Group Services) brand the lighting group will offer a wide range of services – not only providing light contracting, design services, and consultation on intelligent lighting controls and emergency lighting systems, but also meeting the growing demand for project management of turnkey lighting solutions from a single source. These offerings will be joined by new, data-based services such as building-use analyses.
“By bringing our complete range of services under one umbrella in the new Zumtobel Group Services business unit, we are taking the next logical step in the strategic realignment of the Group. The high performance ZGS team of some 240 employees will help us focus even more sharply on services going forward. So this is not only a milestone for the Zumtobel Group, but a way to add real value for our customers. With ZGS we are offering one of the most comprehensive integrated service portfolios in the entire lighting sector, as well as developing ourselves into an innovative, software-oriented service provider,” says Zumtobel Group CEO, Ulrich Schumacher.
Examples of service projects from Past project experience has shown that in light of the increasing complexity, customers want a single partner who can offer competencies in project development and management as well as the actual implementation. This was evident in the Zumtobel Group’s EUR 22 million contract with Wilko, a British supermarket chain, for the modernisation of the lighting in 380 stores. Here the lighting group not only provided the new LED lighting, but also oversaw its installation. For the customer this meant a single point of contact for all its lighting needs.
Projects in the field of connected lighting also illustrate the Zumtobel Group’s stronger focus on services, with ZGS offering its customers new possibilities for the use and analysis of data-based software services. In the LifeCycleTower ONE project, for instance, the Group teamed up with Bosch Software Innovations to develop a system providing real-time technical status and space-utilisation data for the building.
The new ZGS brand will make its debut at the EuroShop trade fair, which will be held in Düsseldorf, Germany, from 5th to 9th March.