Leviton plants flag in South Africa

Melville, N.Y.-based Leviton announced the establishment of its first base of operations in Johannesburg, South Africa. The new South African facility, which will operate as Leviton Africa (Pty), will provide commercial lighting solutions to customers in one of the world’s most rapidly expanding markets. 

With the opening, Leviton also furthers its global expansion efforts to now include a footprint on all seven continents. 

“Over the past decade, Leviton has systematically and strategically grown our global presence to connect with the world’s most robust economies, insomuch that we now reach every continent around the globe,” said Bruno Filio, VP international business development for Leviton. “The Johannesburg facility has been a vital component of our global expansion efforts as it establishes the foundation for Leviton in South Africa and sets the stage for possible expansion to neighboring countries.”

The Johannesburg facility will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of Leviton, while selling commercial lighting and networking products through specialized distributors. Michael Traynor, an executive with extensive experience in the regional market, will serve as the site lead. 

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