Ushio Deutschland and BLV Merge to Form Ushio Germany GmbH

Oude Meer, the Netherlands, 22 January 2021 – Ushio Deutschland GmbH, a major European production and distribution base of Ushio Inc., has announced that it will merge with its sister company, BLV Licht- und Vakuumtechnik GmbH, to form a new company called Ushio Germany GmbH, on 1 February 2021. The decision to merge was brought in order to ensure consistency by unifying Ushio’s European entities under a common English language naming convention. BLV, a well-known and respected brand within the horticulture industry, will continue to operate independently within the new company.

From 1 February 2021, the five core Ushio Europe group companies will be legally registered as:
Ushio Europe B.V.                      Ushio Poland Sp. z o.o                     Ushio Germany GmbH
Ushio France S.A.R.L.                Ushio U.K., LTD.

The Ushio Europe group management would like to reiterate that its customers and partners, regardless of region, remain of the highest priority and the name change will not affect any existing or future orders, contracts, or framework contracts, etc. As part of the rebranding process, all invoicing, packaging, and related documentation will switch to the new Ushio Germany GmbH name and related data from 1 February 2021.

As a result, all parties conducting business with Ushio and BLV’s German production and distribution facility should note the following changes to the company name and registration details (highlighted in green):

After the Japanese parent company, Ushio Inc., was incorporated in 1964, European sales operations commenced, in the Netherlands, during the 1980s. Ushio Deutschland GmbH, based in Steinhoering, Bavaria, was subsequently founded on 27 February 1992 and remains home to Ushio’s first European manufacturing facility, almost 30 years later. BLV, which shares the Steinhoering production site, was founded in 1968, before joining the Ushio Group in 1990.

Ushio welcomes any questions regarding the name change taking place on 1 February 2021. Any queries or information requests can be forwarded through any of the methods listed in the page header of this press release, or sent directly to your usual Ushio contact person.

About the Ushio Europe group
The Ushio Europe group is a top speciality lighting producer with a host of in-house knowledge and dedicated facilities for the manufacture and testing of ultraviolet, visible, and infrared light solutions. With clients in diverse sectors such as cinema, industrial manufacturing, high-traffic area disinfection, and space exploration, Ushio provides premium choice lighting from traditional discharge & incandescent lamps to sophisticated solid state optoelectronic technology. Ushio’s experts are known for remaining up-to-date and available for questions regarding existing product lines; yet excel in the production of non-standard, customised solutions that are tailored to the exact requirements of each individual customer need.