Lucy Zodion Ltd, the street lighting specialist and leading supplier and manufacturer of state of the art street lighting equipment, has appointed Robert Ashworth to the position of Export Sales Manager.
Robert has over 20 years’ experience within the electrical systems industry, starting with Emergi-Lite Thomas & Betts, and latterly with Cooper Lighting and Safety. He has worked for 9 years in the Export arena covering Europe, the Middle East, India, and the Far East.
Robert said of his appointment: “I am delighted to join Lucy Zodion at a time when they are growing in the market with strong product innovation. They have clear ambitions to grow their International business, both building on their existing business and in new markets. I look forward to being a part of the success story”
Mark Allen, Sales Director of Lucy Zodion Ltd, added: “Robert brings with him a wealth of experience and will be a great asset to our organisation using his skills to take responsibility for driving export sales to all countries with the exception of the Middle East and North Africa.”
March 26th, 2013
Lucy Zodion Ltd, the Sowerby Bridge based street lighting specialist and leading supplier and manufacturer of state of the art street lighting equipment, has launched a new range of cutting edge street lighting distribution boards – the Dist RX.
The Dist RX is the only range that has been designed to fully meet the demands of the street lighting market. Its design has accounted for the specific needs of this sector including space constraints, DNO requirements and installation issues to provide a truly integrated, cost effective, versatile and compact solution.
DistRX provides some great benefits and these include using a smaller feeder pillar when compared to the traditional method of equipping pillars. This reduction in size also provides a reduction in overall pillar costs, easier handling of the pillar on site and lower civil engineering costs for the feeder pillar installation.
The pillar can be installed before the Dist RX unit arrives on site allowing DNO connections to be made on time. On average equipped pillar lead times are reduced by around 2 weeks.
All equipment and distribution boards are housed in one purpose built enclosure, featuring built in brass bland plates for easy cable terminations with no need for trunking to link separate components.
The Dist RX range can cater for the smallest single-phase pillar up to the biggest three phase systems.
John Fox, Managing Director at Lucy Zodion Ltd, said: “This new range represents a turning point for equipped pillars within the street lighting industry and is a major development for Lucy Zodion. There are currently a number of different ways to equip a feeder pillar, from using plastic boxes with equipment inside, using standard industrial switchgear to cramming metal control panels full to the brim with kit.
“However, all of these solutions involve making compromises when it comes to street lighting. At the same time we are continually being asked to reduce feeder pillar sizes and attain better value for money. Our team of skilled designers have created the Dist RX range which is truly market leading – no-one else can offer this product.
“The Dist RX range offers customers an integrated solution. No more sourcing products separately and in effect cobbling together a product for a client. It is proven to drastically reduce costs, reduces installation time and complies with all of the required legislations.”
March 5th, 2013
Lucy Zodion Ltd, the Sowerby Bridge based street lighting specialist and leading supplier and manufacturer of state of the art street lighting equipment, is building on its customer focused approach to order processing with two new appointments in its Sales Order Processing team.
Katie Windsor has joined the company as Customer Service Supervisor. With her extensive experience in customer service and office leadership Katie will implement a dedicated approach to sales processing, ensuring one person deals with every order from start to finish. Katie has previously held senior customer service roles within automotive, civil engineering and electronics businesses.
Avis Powell has been appointed as Sales Administrator. She will work alongside her experienced colleagues within the team – both Sue Haw and Debbie Clegg have been with the business for over 18 years (in fact Sue recently celebrated 25 years working for the company) – providing a high quality service to customers.
Donna Moolman, Financial Director at Lucy Zodion Ltd, said: “We have brought Katie and Avis on board to ensure that we can continue to demonstrate a commitment to providing an excellent standard of customer service as our business grows. Not only do they provide us with the additional resource we need, but Katie’s vast customer service experience will also drive through the kind of changes to our sales order processing methods that will bring tangible benefits to our customers.”
February 1st, 2013
Lucy Zodion Ltd, the street lighting specialist and leading supplier and manufacturer of state of the art street lighting equipment, has appointed Alastair Uren to the position of National Sales Manager.
Alistair has over 17 years experience within the electronic and electrical industries working in companies such as Legrand and Mennekes. His most recent position has been that of National Sales Manager with Vent-Axia. Alastair has also spent time living in New Zealand so brings with him a wealth of international experience. His appointment not only strengthens the company’s presence in the south of the UK, but develops the overall depth of experience within Lucy Zodion.
Alastair said of his appointment: “I am delighted to join Lucy Zodion at a time when they are growing in the market with technology leading products. The culture of the company is very welcoming with a strong ethical ethos. They are in a leading position within the market and are growing rapidly. I look forward to joining an already enthusiastic and ambitious sales team, working to meet their long term objectives.”
Mark Allen, Sales Director of Lucy Zodion Ltd, added: “Alastair brings with him a wealth of experience in both technical and product knowledge as well as in sales management. He will be a great asset to our organisation as we further develop our leading market position.”
December 7th, 2012
W Lucy & Co, owners of Lucy Zodion Ltd, the Sowerby Bridge based street lighting specialist and leading supplier and manufacturer of state of the art street lighting equipment is celebrating its 200 year anniversary.
From its origins as a small shop on Oxford high street, W Lucy & Co has grown into a multinational business employing 1,000 people including many in Dubai, United Arab Emirates and India as well as having agents in 40 countries.
The global expansion of the business reflects the growing demand abroad for items such as street lighting and electrical generators. A trend which has been witnessed by Lucy Zodion with its recent increased levels of international sales.
The future looks bright for the company as it continues to secure plenty of work despite having to compete against much larger groups. W Lucy & Co put this success down to the fact that it is British and because many of the countries the company operates in have the same electrical standards as theUK.
John Fox, Managing Director of Lucy Zodion Ltd, said: “In today’s commercial landscape this is an epic achievement particularly given the fact that W Lucy & Co remains privately owned. Lucy Zodion continues to thrive as part of this business and we very much look forward to celebrating the next 200 years.”
Please follow this link to a YouTube video celebrating 200 years. http://youtu.be/PhyIzTAIHX4
October 26th, 2012
Lucy Zodion Ltd, the Sowerby Bridge based street lighting specialist and leading supplier and manufacturer of state of the art street lighting equipment, has welcomed thirteen new staff to its workforce.
The new positions are within production, warehouse and administration and include stores people, assembly line workers, picker packers, planners an engineer and accounts staff. There are also a number of additional vacancies still open.
John Fox, Managing Director of Lucy Zodion Ltd, said: “This year has been an exceptional one for us so far. Since the integration of Lucy Lighting and Zodion Ltd to form Lucy Zodion Ltd the company has gone from strength to strength, and this has been extremely positive for our Sowerby Bridge operation. As well as building our workforce here we are also looking to increase the size of our site to accommodate an increased level of business and enable us to forge ahead with our plans to promote Lucy Zodion Ltd to on the international stage.”
September 12th, 2012
Lucyzodion has just completed a project to design and build 5 special in-ground units that accommodate a 250A TP socket. The sockets are used for the connection of outside broadcast vehicles and special events vehicles when the stars are in town for their movie premieres.
Each unit has a 5 core 70mm SWA incoming cable terminated into an IP68 junction box. The highly flexible internal connecting cables are protected via cable chain to follow the raise and lower action. The units are mounted into the grass verges in the middle of Leicester Square and their checker plate finish blends in with the look of the refurbished square.
August 12th, 2012
Lucy Zodion Ltd, the street lighting specialist and leading supplier and manufacturer of state of the art street lighting equipment, has appointed Mark Allen to the role of Sales Director.
Mark has over 10 years experience as a Sales Director and has managed both national and international sales teams for businesses such as Anixter, Henkel (Loctite) and Timken. At Lucy Zodion he will be responsible for the whole of the company’s street lighting business, including national sales and expansion into international markets. Mark’s experience and skill set will stand him in good stead to provide strong motivational leadership to Lucy Zodion’s eleven-strong sales team.
Mark said of his appointment: “I’m delighted to have been given the opportunity to be part of such a forward looking company and helping it to achieve its ambitious growth targets. Lucy Zodion’s culture is extremely positive and welcoming, and I am greatly looking forward to working alongside its enthusiastic sales force to achieve the business’s immediate and long-term objectives.”
John Fox, Managing Director of Lucy Zodion Ltd, added: “Not only does Mark have exceptional experience at Sales Director level, he also has a natural synergy with Lucy Zodion. It is clear that he shares our business ethics and I am confident that he will be an asset to the sales team and also the company as a whole.”
June 14th, 2012
Lucy Zodion are looking forward to exhibiting at the light+building exhibition in Frankfurt, Germany in April. This bi-annual exhibition is the world showcase for lighting products, and we are delighted to be exhibiting our Vizion streetligting central management system.
Come and see our complete product range on stand G61 in hall 4.1.
February 6th, 2012
Sowerby Bridge based street lighting specialist, Lucy Zodion Ltd, has extended its team with the appointment of an Operations Manager and a Quality Engineer.
Robert Brearley, previously a Production & Manufacturing Manager at Robert McBride, takes the role of Operations Manager. He will be focusing on taking Lucy Zodion forward using lean manufacturing techniques. Nicola Lee has been appointed as Quality Engineer and joins Lucy Zodion from Covidien, where she was also a Quality Engineer. Her responsibilities will include audits and supplier audits as well as overseeing product quality and standards of staff training.
Robert said: “These are exciting times for Lucy Zodion and I’m delighted to be a part of it. The business is very forward thinking and also extremely committed to its workforce, so another part of my role will be keeping staff engaged with any new techniques introduced and encouraging them to input into any developments.”
Nicola added: “This role appealed to me because not only does it enable me to expand my remit but it’s also very hands on. It’s fantastic to be part of such an enthusiastic team within a dynamic company. I’m also looking forward to helping Lucy Zodion continue its excellent work in ISO9001 and ISO 14001 accreditation.”
John Fox, Managing Director of Lucy Zodion Ltd, concluded: “Both Nicola and Robert are talented and dedicated individuals and therefore excellent additions to our team. I am certain that they will make a valuable contribution to Lucy Zodion and to taking the business forward.”
November 6th, 2011