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DW Windsor buys Pulsar

best known for its international projects including the World Trade Centre, in Bahrain.
Pulsar is best known for its international projects including the World Trade Centre, in Bahrain.

DW Windsor has made the strategic purchase of Pulsar, the Cambridge-based manufacturer of architectural lighting and control systems, for an undisclosed sum.

The move expands the group façade and colour-changing floodlighting RGBW range and adds a complementary range of wall washing luminaires and control systems.

It also expands its presence in the public realm international markets. 

Pulsar was founded in 1966 by Paul Mardon to service the discotheque and entertainment sector, and then moved into controls and architectural lighting.

It’s best known for its international projects including the World Trade Centre, in Bahrain.

The acquisition follows the signing last November of an exclusive distributorship with LIGMAN, the Thai lighting manufacturer.

The deal gave DW Windsor sole UK distribution for LIGMAN’s range of bollards, in-ground luminaires, projectors and surface decorative products.

‘Creative and experience lighting are exciting growth markets,’ DW Windsor chief Terry Dean told the press. 

‘The acquisition of the Pulsar brand was therefore a logical step in the evolution of the group.

‘We have big plans for the rejuvenation of the Pulsar brand. 

The asset purchase agreement strengthens our wider portfolio and demonstrates our commitment to providing lighting that enhances our public realm. 

‘We believe the union of brands offers our specifiers a comprehensive toolkit of professional lighting solutions suitable for a wide variety of applications, both within the UK and internationally’.

Both manufacturing facilities, DW Windsor in Hertfordshire and Pulsar in Cambridgeshire will continue to operate under the agreement.

The group also includes the IoT lighting specialist Urban Control.