“The current rapid development of the LED technology provides a remarkable growth potential for both our business areas, heavy duty work lights and bicycle components, since it enables us to utilize our cutting edge know-how of lighting technology,” says Tom Nordström, CEO.
Today all new bicycle lights are based upon LED technology and within the heavy duty industries all halogen lights are slowly being replaced by LED lights.
“The LED lights are more energy efficient, more robust and have a longer life-span compared to the traditional halogen lights. The light emitted is also closer to daylight putting less strain on the eyes. We have invested in building up our knowledge of lighting solutions and LED technology. Now we can capitalise on the expertise gained.”
Herrmans Oy Ab has a modern state-of-the-art light laboratory, covering optical, electrical and mechanical testing facilities. The most recent additions to the laboratory are vibration and shock testing facilities. All products are assembled at the factory and can also take advantage of the company’s over half a century long expertise of plastic injection moulding, e.g. lenses and housings are produced in house.
In order to increase the production capacity, Herrmans Oy Ab has invested in larger production facilities and will now focus more on global marketing. Some years back, the company set up a factory in China, which is catering to the Asian market.
“We are virtually everywhere in the world already. As we aim at increased growth both divisions will launch a number of new intriguing products.”
The Herrmans group’s operations are divided into two completely different segments. Under the trademark HERRMANS® the company designs and produces lights, grips, chain guards, reflectors and rim tapes for bicycles. If you ever have had a bicycle, most likely it had components from HERRMANS®, since they supply almost all bicycle manufacturers in Europe. Under the trademark NORDIC LIGHTS® the company designs and manufactures lights for heavy duty vehicles in a number of industries. The company is renowned for their dampening solutions and considered as the number one brand within the mining industry globally.
HERRMANS / NORDIC LIGHTS
www.herrmans.eu / www.nordiclights.com
Business sector: Bicycle components and work lights for heavy duty vehicles
Turnover: €40 million
Major markets: Worldwide