ATLANTA – April 25, 2017 – Acuity Brands, Inc.
(NYSE: AYI) announced today its Holophane Europe operations received the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in recognition of it highly innovative lighting product development. Considered one of the United Kingdom’s most prestigious business awards, the Queen’s Award for Enterprise is known globally as a mark of excellence and is given to British businesses that excel at innovation, sustainable development or international trade.
“We’ve been fortunate to win multiple awards in our time, but this one is very special indeed,” said Alasdair McRury, Managing Director, Holophane Europe. “This is a major endorsement of our outstanding team of research engineers who continue to innovate and enable us to compete globally with industry leading technology.”
The Holophane brand dates back more than 120 years and includes milestones such as the invention of the prismatic diffuser, and is one of the first luminaire manufacturers in the United Kingdom to achieve Registered Firm status to ISO9001 and ISO14001. Today, as part of Acuity Brands, Holophane is one of the pioneers of intelligent controls technology.