The Gerard family was the founder of the Clipsal business in Australia which began in 1920 and became one of the biggest electrical accessory brand names in the world. In 2003 the family sold its interest in the Clipsal business to Schneider Electric but retained a number of other non-electrical accessories businesses. One of those businesses retained by the Gerard family was PIERLITE®.
In 2007, Gerard Lighting embarked on a strategy of sourcing higher volume commodity lines from low cost manufacturing locations. It was at this time that Gerard Lighting Pty Ltd was established as the head company of the lighting business.
In early 2008 Gerard Lighting Pty Ltd acquired ASX listed Lighting Corporation Limited to become the largest manufacturer, supplier and distributor of lighting products in Australia and New Zealand combined. This was a substantial acquisition for the Gerard Lighting Group that more than doubled its annual revenues.
In 2012, Gerard Lighting was acquired by CHAMP Private Equity. As part of CHAMP Private Equity, collectively, Gerard Lighting offers a powerful combination of complementing brands to provide the right solution to any project.
Most recently, In 2017, leading Australian lighting solutions company, Gerard Lighting, announced plans to reaffirm its growth following an agreement with a consortium led by Investec and Bain Capital Credit to assume full ownership of the business. Gerard Lighting continues to develop new and innovative products and further grow its success in the lighting industry.
Our 20,000m2 state-of-the-art facility in Padstow, NSW gives Gerard Lighting Group its own metal-working shop, powder coating line and injection moulding capability.
Combined with Gerard Lighting’s in-house engineering and design team, this allows the company to develop new products and produce prototypes for customer approval. It also enhances flexibility from design to handling variations, bespoke designs and variable quantities from a single unique unit to thousands of units.
This manufacturing capability is enhanced by fully resourced planning, scheduling, purchasing, maintenance and tool room.
Our manufacturing staff are fully trained and multi-skilled, following ISO9001 quality management system standards.