Wipro arm enter into pact with Schreder; to sell Belgian firm's smart lighting products, solutions in India
Wipro Lighting will sell Schreder's 'smart city' products and 'beyond lighting solutions', which use Internet of Things-based applications in smart cities and smart campuses.
Bengaluru: The consumer care and lighting business of Wipro Enterprises will offer Belgian lighting manufacturer Schreder's smart lighting solutions in India, the company said on Wednesday.
"As part of the agreement, Wipro Lighting will market Schreder's lighting products and solutions in India," said the city-based Wipro czar Azim Premji-owned company in a statement here.
Wipro Lighting will sell Schreder's 'smart city' products and 'beyond lighting solutions', which use Internet of Things (IoT)-based applications in smart cities and smart campuses, under the agreement, the statement said.
As a pioneer in smart lighting products in the country, Wipro arm provides lighting solutions for indoor and outdoor across industry verticals, including retail, commercial offices and healthcare.
Founded in 1907, Brussels-based Schreder has been designing lighting solutions for motorways, tunnels, residential streets and monuments across the world.
The Belgian firm, present in about 35 countries globally, uses street lighting to support connectivity in smart cities.
"Smart street lights are the gateway to a smart city and the company (Schreder) uses this infrastructure in towns and cities to provide people-centred smart devices with no investment," the statement added.
"India is growing at a fast pace and urbanisation is transforming the country. Lighting plays an important part in urban development and helps cities and localities become safe and smart," said Wipro commercial lighting business head Anuj Dhir on the occasion.
Through the partnership, Wipro Lighting can bring to India Schreder's 'Smart Streetlights', 'Smart Poles' and much more, to empower smart cities of the sub-continent, Dhir added.
According to Schreder's chief regional officer for Asia, Middle East and Africa Carl Watson, the two lighting technology companies can together offer advanced smart lighting solutions to India.
"The scope to share ideas and develop new products and technologies with Wipro will be beneficial to the customers," Watson said in the statement.
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