WESCO International Acquires OSRAM's Sylvania Lighting Solutions

Sylvania offers a full spectrum of energy-efficient lighting upgrade, retrofit, and renovation solutions with annual sales of more than $100 million.

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WESCO International, Inc., a leading provider of electrical, industrial, and communications MRO and OEM products, construction materials, and advanced supply chain management and logistics services, announced today that its WESCO Services, LLC subsidiary has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire certain assets of Sylvania Lighting Solutions (SLS) from OSRAM Sylvania. The transaction is expected to close in March 2019.

SLS offers a full spectrum of energy-efficient lighting upgrade, retrofit, and renovation solutions with annual sales of more than $100 million and approximately 220 employees across the U.S. and Canada. It is headquartered in Wilmington, Massachusetts.

"We are strengthening our lighting solutions and services with the acquisition of SLS. SLS's customer base, geographic footprint, and extensive project management capabilities complement our existing turn-key lighting renovation and retrofit offerings," says John J. Engel, chairman, president, and CEO of WESCO. "We are very pleased to welcome the SLS team to WESCO and look forward to accelerating our results in the lighting marketplace."

Under the terms of the agreement, WESCO will acquire SLS's business operations in the United States and Canada. Todd Myers, SLS's current CEO, will continue to lead the organization.

"Our team is very pleased to join WESCO which has built an extensive array of lighting services for the new construction, renovation, and retrofit markets over the past several years," says Myers. "We look forward to leveraging our combined expertise to deliver greater value and a more comprehensive offering of lighting solutions to our customers."

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