DOWNLIGHT specialist AlphaLED is to close its factory in Manchester, citing ‘economic uncertainty’ and axing many of its products.
The company, owned by Canadian LED lighting maker Lumenpulse, will cease manufacturing its once highly-popular range at the Trafford Park plant on 31 December.
In a statement, the firm said: ‘It is with heavy hearts that we announce the closure of the manufacturing facilities in Manchester as of December 31, 2020.
‘As we enter a prolonged period of economic uncertainty driven by the ongoing pandemic, Lumenpulse and AlphaLED, like many industries and businesses, have had to adapt how we will continue to serve key markets in the United Kingdom and abroad.
‘We extend our sincerest thanks to each of you, our customers, suppliers, specifiers, and distributors who have supported us for so many years.
‘And finally, but most importantly, we thank our staff.
‘Each of you has worked hard to make AlphaLED into what it became. We could not have done it without every one of you’.
It’s understood that Lumenpulse products will remain available in the UK through distribution partners.
The company, originally called Projection Lighting, was founded by Gary Heald in 1991 and bought by Lumenpulse for £16.6 million in June 2014.
- For details of the to-be-discontinued AlphaLED products, visit the firm’s product webpages. The products featured on the website will remain for reference purposes only, orders will be accepted until December 4, 2020, pending product availability.
- For product warranty and support, customers should contact Lumenpulse (email@example.com).