By December 19, 2014 Read More →

Lighting company Dextra Group scoops award treble

Dextra Group plc., the UK lighting manufacturer, has been presented with three awards inside a month – Insider Media’s Made in the South West Advanced Manufacturer award, Lux’s Manufacturer of the Year award and the Dorset Business Award for Company of the Year.

The company has invested more than £4 million over the last 12 months in new technology and was praised for being “forward thinking and responsive to its customers”.

The lighting manufacturer realised early on  how important investing in research and development and state of the art equipment is in order to be able to adapt and respond to the changing needs of the UK and European marketplace.

In recent months, Dextra invested in new surface mount technology, creating four production lines with the capacity to place half a million LED chips on cards of up to 900mm x 600mm in a single eight hour shift.

Another investment has been in a new Gema powder coating system, which has resulted in increased quality, environmental benefits and minimal wastageAt the Lux awards. judges described Dextra as a stalwart of the lighting industry that has, in a short space of time, managed to re-invent itself for the LED age. The company’s ability to deliver custom product rapidly and in large quantities was described as ‘remarkable’.