Grote opens European LED lighting facility

Grote Industries has continued its European expansion by opening a new facility in Germany dedicated to LED products for commercial vehicles overseas

Grote Industries has continued its European expansion by opening a new facility in Germany dedicated to LED products for commercial vehicles overseas.

The lean manufacturing facility in Niederwinkling, Bavaria, will serve as a production and customer service center producing Grote’s European LED truck lighting products.

“The opening of our new Niederwinkling offices is a major step towards providing local service and support for our European and global customers,” said Dominic Grote, president & COO. “It is also a very significant milestone towards transforming Grote from a primarily North American company to a true multinational enterprise. This new location will enable us to service our growing list of European customers with the latest in high-quality LED lighting technology, manufactured with Grote’s newest lean production work cells.”

The company held a formal grand opening that included a traditional Bavarian reception and plant tour for many of Grote’s European customers as well as local and regional officials.

“We are very pleased that we have been able to improve our presence in Europe during last year. Now one of our major production locations is near many of our larger customers,” said Klaus Vetterl, managing director for Grote Europe. “This was achieved primarily due to the new young team we have placed here in Niederwinkling. Not only do we have extensive production capability in Europe, we have customer service and our sales and marketing for Europe centrally located for maximum customer service.”

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