Munich-based Osram has strengthened its service business in the United States and acquired the business operations of Houston, TX-based Maneri-Agraz Enterprises, a national provider of energy efficient lighting services in commercial and industrial facilities.
Maneri-Agraz’s client base includes large, well-known food and beverage manufacturing and distribution facilities, as well as technology companies and aerospace facilities, among others. Maneri-Agraz will be part of Osram’s service division Sylvania Lighting Solutions (SLS), which is a segment of Osram’s Lighting Solutions business unit.
Maneri-Agraz provides its solutions to a variety of markets, ranging from manufacturing/warehousing to retail and the public sector. The deal allows Osram’s service business to increase its reach in the South and Southwest region of the U.S. in the commercial and industrial business sector. “The acquisition demonstrates Osram’s commitment to pursuing opportunities that fit our strategic growth plans, and to expanding our service-oriented business,” said Eladia Pulido, CEO of Osram Lighting Solutions.
John Maneri, founder of Maneri-Agraz, said, “Maneri-Agraz has taken great pride in delivering the highest quality service to our customers for more than 20 years, and we are proud to become part of the Sylvania Lighting Solutions team.” Maneri will serve as a consultant, and his business partner, Frank Agraz Jr., will join SLS as a business development manager and will be based in Houston.
Osram is a global lighting manufacturer with a product portfolio that includes high-tech applications based on semiconductor technology such as infrared or laser lighting. The products are used in diverse applications ranging from virtual reality, autonomous driving, or mobile phones to smart and connected lighting solutions in buildings and cities. Based on continuing operations (excluding LEDVANCE), Osram had around 24,600 employees worldwide at the end of fiscal 2016 (September 30).