4ward-design has recently been appointed by Lutron as official distributors of their entire range of energy saving, lighting solutions. Founded in the USA in 1961, Lutron is widely regarded as a leader in light control solutions for both residential and corporate applications. Projects such as the Guggenheim Museum in Barcelona, the Empire State Building in New York and London’s St Paul’s Cathedral have established Lutron’s reputation among home owners, architects and interior designers worldwide. Ian Holdsworth from Lutron, Southern Africa, comments, “In line with Lutron’s expansion throughout Africa, we are pleased to announce the appointment of 4ward-design as a distributor in the Southern Africa region. 4ward-design has established themselves as industry leaders in providing Video Conferencing, Home Automation and Light Control solutions in the Residential, Commercial, Hospitality and Education markets, which will re-enforce the synergy of the expansion plans of both Lutron and 4ward-design.”
Although Lutron products have been available in South Africa for some time, the announcement of 4ward-design’s distribution rights is welcome news for the local architecture, design and building industries, who now have the benefit of a dedicated sales and technical support team. This is a brand which we are very proud to be associated with. Holding nearly 2300 patents, Lutron is not only a leader in terms of global market share, but also in research and development; constantly finding new ways to provide perfect lighting in the most energy efficient manner. Over the last 50 years, Lutron has expanded their range from initially offering the world’s first residential light dimming switch – which was invented by company founder, Joel Spira, in 1959 – to now include over 16,000 products available in over 100 Countries today. Since inception, Lutron has been recognised for their product innovation and energy efficiency. In the USA, Lutron estimates that the installed base of its products saves nearly 10 billion kWh of electricity, or approximately $1 billion in utility costs, per year. We believe that being selected as a distribution partner is due to our company’s National footprint, product expertise and 16 years’ experience in the Hospitality, Education, Corporate and Residential markets; We have the right procedures and infrastructure in place to provide technical support to architects, electricians, building contractors and interior designers; while our sales team and online store will ensure that the full bouquet of Lutron products is always available at an unbeatable price. We have been recommending Lutron to our clients for many years now and know the product range inside out.