German Business Awards 2021

EU BUSINESS NEWS / German Business Awards 2021 59 , Oct21571 Sustainable LED LightingManufacturer of the Year - Europe When it comes to the great sustainability debate, the teamat German LED Tech GmbHhave been leading the way in Europe for the last ten years. Their solutions offer a viable alternative to the norm, while not forcing any changes to fittings. We shed some light on their work following their achievement in the German Business Awards. German LED Tech has stood at the forefront of sustainable and standardized LED lighting throughout Europe since its inception, making every effort to create a planet that uses healthy and pollution-free light for everyone. As the climate crisis becomes ever more prescient, the need for new technologies that can make a real difference in everyday life is vital. Since being established in 2010, the team has been able to change the way in which the lighting industry works entirely. The long life of their products, combined with the incredibly low failure rate, means that they have been able to rent out their products. Aimed at professional users, agreements run for four or five years, with a flexible open end rental model with nine months’ notice. This results in cost savings up to 60% for lighting from the first operating day without any capital commitment for customers. While the team’s solution has incredible possibilities, it is the way in which they have deftly woven this new technology into existing systems that makes them standout. German LED Tech products fulfil all European requirements, according to the relevant European Norm DIN EN 62776. They can be retrofit into existing, standardized fittings, and most excitingly are 90% recyclable. When the service life of the product is over, or the rental period complete, the German LED Tech team take their products back for refurbishment and redeployment. The eye on reusability that permeates every part of the process has been key to the team securing such incredible success. 2021 saw the European Union set new criteria for eco-design and circular economy for companies and their products. Currently, German LED Tech produces one of the only LED-tubes that meets these criteria, including efficiency, longevity, reparability, reduction of CO2-emissions, no long transport routes, high quality recycling and implementing of re-usable systems. The pandemic forced new challenges on the company, including severe limitations on being able to visit customers. These visits are crucial to performing any lighting services. Thanks to the unique rental concept developed by the German LED Tech team, the firm’s cash flow has managed to increase even during these difficult times. The end of 2020 saw the hiring of six new sales and marketing managers, and the firm acquired a Swedish company in 2021. With offices in Germany, Switzerland and Sweden, it’s little wonder that all signs are positive for this impressive business. If every fluorescent tube in Europe was exchanged with modern LED tubes, energy consumption could immediately be reduced by 10%. This incredible achievement is at the heart of the steps taken by German LED Tech. Their approach has the power to make a real difference, and it has the capacity to be implemented around the world. When it comes to German business, there are simply none finer. Company: German LED Tech GmbH Name: Claudia Behrens Email: [email protected] Web Address: