The following activities for MELA have been agreed for 2018 in support of lighting policy related developments in the region:
- PRIORITY 1 – Strategic initiative to run parallel to the activities defined below to determine a 3 to 5-year action plan for MELA.
- PRIORITY 2 – Continue to support the development of regulations in the MELA focus countries – this is a core activity for MELA as Governments require policy expertise as technological developments in the lighting sector require standards to keep pace with these developments.
- PRIORITY 3 – Keep the MELA focus on Market Surveillance and Compliance activities – with a particular focus on product safety.
- PRIORITY 4 – Build a strong relationship with the newly formed Lighting Institute – to ensure that MELA and Lighting Institute become recognised for their expertise as educators and supporters of regulatory affairs and other lighting related areas.
‘MELA has had an extremely active three years with tangible milestones achieved across the region particularly in UAE and Saudi Arabia where the development of lighting regulations has been most prominent. Regulators in these countries have on many occasions relied on policy expertise brought by our in company experts for all aspects of lighting. I look forward very much to steering MELA through the next phase of its activities to continue to add value in this area by offering support and expertise to the many Governments in the region as they grapple with the complexities of lighting products and systems in the next phase of their digital development.’
Fagerhult is one of the leading lighting companies in Europe, with the Nordic Countries and Continental Europe incorporating its largest home markets. Outside of the Nordic Countries, Fagerhult’s strongest market positions are in the UK, Germany, the Netherlands, and Australia. The Group has subsidiaries in 20 countries, divided into four geographical business areas. Fagerhult develops, manufactures and markets innovative and energy efficient lighting solutions for professional environments. A wide range of products and solutions is offered within our three main product areas: Indoor, Retail and Outdoor. The business, brands and customers are often local. Consequently, operations are run locally through several companies with strong brands, reaching a variety of customer and market segments. Local sales are supplemented by a network of agents and distributors giving Fagerhult access to approximately 40 markets. Manufacturing takes place at the Group’s production facilities in Sweden, Finland, the UK, Germany, Australia, Turkey and China. The Fagerhult Group boasts eight strong brands, each with their largest market share in the respective home markets.