Thursday, September 1, 2016

Manufacturer Spotlight: EiKO

You may not have heard of EiKO, but chances are, you’ve used one of their products. Founded in 1978, EiKO is headquartered in Shawnee, Kansas, along with a warehouse that offers more than 5,000 lighting solutions. Five other warehouses are situated across the U.S.

The company is the fourth largest lighting producer in the world, with offices in Canada, China, Europe, Korea, and Taiwan. Beginning in 1991, the firm added automotive lighting and grew to be the second-largest provider in the market. In 2013, the automotive lighting division was sold to private equity firms.

The EiKO product line is very broad, serving markets as diverse as studio and entertainment lighting, industrial, electronic, medical, and more.

According to CEO Gary Withers, EiKO’s philosophy has been “to keep on top of all the technological changes and always be committed to having a positive effect on the environment.” The firm prides itself on retaining its small, family-owned business culture and serving its customers well.

EiKO’s Certified Green initiative has consistently been recognized by Pratt Industries. In a single year, this program saved 750 trees, nearly 200,000 gallons of fresh water, 136,710 kilowatt hours of electricity, and 93 cubic yards of landfill space. In addition, two EiKO employees are LC-certified, a credential that assures they understand and can successfully apply lighting principles and techniques.

 In recent years, the firm has received numerous awards for:
·         Various lighting retrofit projects in Kansas City
·         Best LED lamp at the NAILD Conference in Arizona
·         Kansas City Champions of Business program (for businesses that demonstrate sustained excellence)

The company is also resolved to avoid obtaining raw materials from countries that finance armed groups or commit human rights violations, such as the Democratic Republic of Congo. The company verifies that specified metals are not sourced from mines that are controlled by non–government military groups or illegal military factions.

For information about the company’s product line that we carry, visit our website or call us today! 


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