Economize up to 70 percent in energy savings

Wilko, the supermarket chain, belongs to the biggest players in Great Britain in the field of household goods. The company will illuminate more than 380 chain stores, two distribution centers and with it more than 4 million customers per week with a new LED-lighting solution of Thorn and Zumtobel. In line with the major project 230.000 lights and lighting controls will be installed within the upcoming one and a half years. By the end of 2017 the entire internal illumination will be converted into LED. Through the product efficiency with LED lighting the modernization of the chain stores could economize up to 70 percent in energy savings.

One decisive criteria for commissioning ZGS was the comprehensive service-features offering. Wilko now enjoys a turnkey lighting solution comprising planning, installation, extended warranty and maintenance. ZGS could ideally fulfill the individual customer requirements with the broad product portfolio compounded of all Zumtobel Group daughter companies.

„Our recent research amongst the retail sector has revealed that UK retail businesses alone could be saving almost £6.3 billion from digital transformation of their lighting systems through to 2025. Some companies such as Wilko are ahead of the game. We could offer Wilko a full turnkey lighting solution comprising lighting design, installation, maintenance and extended warranty that will transform lighting provision across its 380 UK stores. This lighting-as-a-service approach enables Wilko to focus on its core business targets, knowing lighting quality and efficiency targets are being met and continually monitored.

Darren Riva, Sales Director UK ZGS


Our customer, a renown and international automotive supplier was in need of new lighting. He required emergency lighting as well as an overall lighting solution. We first began working with the company in 2013, after converting a tender offer into a successful turnkey service project. The customer was seeking a modern, uncomplicated lighting solution that could be installed quickly. We were able to secure the contract by offering a holistic package, which was tailor-made to meet the company’s specific requirements; our COMPLETE service package. With this package, we managed the entire process of implementing the lighting scheme - from planning and project management to commissioning and maintenance. With our COMPLETE service customers only ever deal with one point of contact, saving them time, money and stress. Opting for this package freed the customer to focus on its core business, secure in the knowledge that the company’s lighting needs were in good hands. One potential challenge in implementing the project was that in the production plant a building control system for their facilities and building equipment was already used, including heating and ventilation. So it was essential that our lighting solution worked with the existing technology. The solution: Our LITENET lighting management system operates with open standards like DALI and TCP/IP, so we were able to accommodate this without any problems. And the customer? No worries about anything, receiving a state-of-the-art lighting solution that is even maintained by request.