In 1992 the brand, Ansell Lighting, was born. The first trading month of Ansell Lighting – August 1992 – recorded £70 in sales and the first product to be sold under the Ansell name was a humble A70MHL, a 70W HQI floodlight.
The business went from strength to strength and the first catalogue was produced in 1994. The early catalogues featured approximately 150 products, a figure which is dwarfed by today’s offering of 3,300 innovative product lines. The business was soon one of the leading brands in Northern Ireland. By 2000 Ansell had a 10,000 sq ft distribution centre in Belfast, with a trade counter, and stocked a huge range of high-quality luminaires and accessories.
With the Northern Ireland business established, the operation needed to expand into a larger market and was ready to trade with wholesalers across the rest of the UK, and in 2001 set up new headquarters in Warrington.
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