Click Litehouse, part of the Scolmore Group, continues to enjoy year on year growth and as grows and develops the business, the company has identified an opportunity to capitalise on the growing demand for the Ovia range of lighting and lighting control products across Ireland.
This has resulted in the setting up of a brand new operation – Ovia Ireland – which will bring the extensive range of Ovia lighting products to the whole of Ireland, via a dedicated team and through the various channels that serve the requirements of the industry across the country.
The new Ovia Ireland division is headed up by Dan Hope, a well-known figure in the lighting industry, who will operate as national sales manager for the new enterprise. Ovia Ireland will operate as a stand-alone business that fully replicates the Ovia business operation in the UK with access to the same products, marketing support, technical support and new product development.
Dan has a wealth of experience, industry knowledge and contacts to bring to the new role. He joins from Ansell Lighting where he spent time as an area sales manager before being promoted and completing four years as national sales manager. He holds the LIA Certificate – considered the gold standard in lighting training – and is also a fully qualified emergency lighting commissioner. Whilst Dan will be responsible for developing sales and contacts across the northern half of the country, Paul Healy has been recruited for the role of area sales manager, covering the southern half of Ireland.
Through the Ovia operation, Dan is keen to get the message across to the wholesalers that Ovia Ireland will have a focus on the contractor – in other words the products and service offered through the wholesalers are designed to help contractors get the most out of Ovia, with the right products, education and support that will help them take on more ambitious projects, safe in the knowledge that a trusted brand is behind them.
The new Ovia business will be officially launched in September and operate from a new facility in Dublin which is currently being refurbished. A significant stock holding is already in place to meet the demand from the sales team who are now out on the road generating sales and enquiries for the comprehensive product range.