Global yet local.
Local manufacturing enables us to deliver high-quality, bespoke solutions and shorten lead times. And our global presence means we are fast to pick up on any new trends and technologies and have the muscles to implement them. It's the best of both worlds.
Everything and nothing have changed
Founded by Bertil Svensson in 1945, initially Fagerhult was a factory employing 6 people in a small community in the province of Västergötland. Today, we have evolved into a Group employing 4,700 people in 28 countries. Our thirteen brands develop and manufacture advanced lighting solutions for professional indoor and outdoor environments.
We collaborate closely with researchers from leading universities and are constantly expanding the boundaries of what lighting can achieve. Even though a lot has changed over the years, one thing remains the same – our conviction that better light leads to better living.
Growing stronger, year by year
Over the years, our Group has grown into a large family of brands. Each brand has been strategically acquired to further expand our product offering and our geographical footprint. We are now 13 brands in the Group, all with their own heritage and identity. Below an overview of our acquisitions:
The Fagerhult story begins at Christmas in 1943, when our founder Bertil Svensson made a lamp for his mother. Today, Fagerhult has developed to become a leading European brand offering solutions for most lighting applications.
Our oldest brand, started by Hans and Verna Bergström in 1934, in Skåne, a region in southern Sweden. Ever since, ateljé Lyktan has supplied partners and customers with luminaries for both outdoor and indoor use, always with Nordic design in mind.
Founded in 1945 by Tom Freer, Whitecroft Lighting has become one of the UK’s largest manufacturers of commercial lighting. Focused on tailored solutions for office, education and healthcare applications.
Eagle Lighting was established in Melbourne, Australia, in 1972, and has developed into a leading brand present throughout Australasia. They develop innovative indoor lighting solutions and are leaders in adopting new smart lighting control.
Founded in 1985 by the twin brothers Wilfried and Walter Schlegel in Ravensburg, Germany. With a strong base in the German market, LTS today offers lighting solutions for indoor solutions focusing on office, retail and hospitality applications.
Designplan was established in the UK in 1963 by Arthur Cumper and his business partner John Barber. Their aim was – and still is – to design robust luminaries for challenging environments with high-ingress protection and great resistance.
I-Valo started within the famous Iittala glass factory in Iittala, Finland. In 1963, the company was launched as a separate brand and has ever since been considered the best partner for luminaries designed and tested for heavy industry with extreme conditions.
Arlight was founded in Ankara in 1991 by Cemil Arli. Always focused on quality and product development tailored to local market needs, they have become a leading lighting company for indoor applications in the region.
Lighting Innovations was founded by Bruce Waddell in 1989 in a garage built onto the back of his house in Johannesburg. Today, Lighting Innovations have become one of the leading lighting companies in Southern Africa.
Fagerhult Group understands the importance of light for better living. We innovate to deliver professional lighting solutions and every Fagerhult Group company has its own unique offering, able to deliver to a customer’s standard or bespoke requirements.
Our team understands that everyone benefits from co-creation and collaboration, and we are excited to work together with our colleagues and partners to contribute to more valuable professional environments.
Our society is important to us, and we will always work as one to protect our planet, and to enhance the environment and quality of life for all, through the quality of light.
A world enhanced by light.
Together we innovate to deliver professional lighting solutions that are circular and climate-positive and contribute to better lives.
Fagerhult Group at a glance
Brightening up people's lives inspired Bertil Svensson to found Fagerhult in 1945. Today, Fagerhult Group is one of Europe's leading lighting companies with 4,700 employees in 28 countries. We consist of 13 brands organized into four business areas – Collection, Premium, Professional and Infrastructure.
All our brands produce high-quality professional lighting solutions and we work mainly on specifications together with our partners. Together we cover almost every professional lighting application and our presence is worldwide.
Fagerhult Group Management Team
President and CEO
Chief Financial Officer
Group HR Director
Chief Strategy and Communication Officer
Geert van der Meer (acting)
Head of Connectivity
Business Area Responsible
Bodil Sonesson (acting)
Head of Business Area Collection
Head of Business Area Premium
Head of Business Area Professional
Geert van der Meer
Head of Business Area Infrastructure