A Telford business group which turned over £19million last year is celebrating its ninth anniversary with the launch of a new business.
Digigroup, based on Stafford Park and includes Digiland and Digicare, today unveiled plans to launch a new arm of the business – Digiland LED Lighting.
The new business, which will specialise in the supply of LED lighting for commercial, domestic and industrial premises all over the world, has already created five new jobs including a general manger, sales representatives and a marketing team, based at Digiland House on Stafford Park 12.
Jaydee Park, director of Digigroup Ltd, today vowed to be the “biggest LED lighting company in the UK within three years”.
“This is an exciting development for everyone at Digigroup – we expect our new company Digiland LED Lighting to grow as quickly as the existing Digigroup which saw turnover increase from just under £2 million to £19 million in just nine years.
“We have already created five new jobs but once the installations begin there will be a significant boost in work as companies across the UK and around the world will be contracted to install the lighting,” Mr Park said.
“The LED team here in Telford will also be expanded as new contracts are secured.
“The street lighting contracts will mean I can help council bosses save money to help them with the savings they are having to make in the current economic climate.”
Mr Park, who currently employs more than 70 people at his 34,000 sq ft complex which he bought off Samsung, said: “Digiland LED Lighting boasts a top quality product which I know will see the company become the biggest LED supplier in the UK within three years.
“This company has been in planning for some time and our market research was a vital part of that planning.
“I know our product is the best on the market and it is that quality which will put on us on the map, not only in the UK, but around the world for the supply and fit of LED lighting.”
Mr Park, whose existing company boasts more than 90 per cent export trade to the Middle East, Dubai, North Africa, Eastern Europe and Asia, said his team was already in talks with potential clients with large commercial premises such as multi-national factories, along with several nationwide hotel groups and shopping centres.
He will also be specialising in LED street lighting and hopes to work with councils across the UK to help save them tens of thousands of pounds a year.
The electronics exporter, who has worked for Samsung for 27 years including seven years at the company’s headquarters in his home country of Korea and a further 20 years in the UK, said he had carefully sourced his LED product from Korea due to the quality of the technology.
The new business, Digiland LED Lighting, will be officially launched at the company’s corporate anniversary weekend when business associates and customers will enjoy a corporate golf day and family BBQ celebration on July 20th and 21st.
“We are certainly not the first to be offering LED lighting but the difference is the quality and lifespan of our product.
“Customers will see a four and half times longer lifespan of their lighting, save between 50 and 65 per cent on their electricity bill, enjoy corporate tax benefits through the Enhanced Capital Allowance scheme and a 100 per cent capital investment right off at year one.
“But what is vitally important for me is the environmental impact and the impact on worker’s health.
“Our LED lighting has no ultraviolet, are mercury free, are eco-friendly, resistant to shock and vibration and are extremely lightweight,” Mr Park said.