ams OSRAM And Acuity Brands Reach An Agreement For Acuity Brands To Acquire The Digital Systems Business In North America

ams OSRAM announces the sale of the North America-Based Digital System (DS) business, which primarily manufactures lighting control systems, electronics and drivers, to long-time customer and partner Acuity Brands. A leading U.S. industrial technology company, Acuity Brands is acquiring the Digital Systems business in the US, Canada and Mexico, which currently have about 1100 employees.

ams OSRAM North America Digital Systems business develops and manufactures lighting components including drivers, LED light engines, electronic ballast and connected components and is one of the largest LED lighting driver companies in North America. LED drivers are a crucial component of every luminaire and enable smart and embedded technologies to make lighting and controls more available, reliable, and open for broader access. The acquisition of ams OSRAM’s LED drivers and team expands Acuity Brands capabilities and its advanced LED driver portfolio.

Acuity Brands’ ownership will bring a strategic perspective and fit to the customers, employees and business overall. Acuity Brands and DS have a long history of working together, spanning decades. This close relationship and mutual understanding of each other’s business is expected to enable a rapid integration. The company will take over the DS business in the USA, Canada and Mexico, including the production facility in Monterrey, Mexico. The transaction is expected to close during the summer of 2021. The parties have agreed not to disclose financial details.

TrendForce Prospective

The DI Lighting Components business with ballasts, drivers and modules holds a strong market position in Europe and North America. it is believe that the acquisition will benefit both parties (ams-OSRAM Group and Acuity Brands) to strength their own capability and business position.



ams aims to leverage the Opto Semiconductors technologies of OSRAM to expand its business in sensing and automotive application. ams will be in charge of mobile business, and OSRAM will be fully responsible for automotive business, in order to utilize strengths from both parties. OSRAM’s expertise in sensing components such as VCSEL, automotive LEDs and LiDAR laser (EEL), will support ams’ plan to intensify its position in the automotive field and markets other than mobile devices.

 

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