We where a distributor of Astro Lighting for over 12 years. Astro Lighting itself was established in the same year as ourselves back in 1997. Astro Lighting has grown quickly over the past 15 years and is now considered one of the UKs premier producers and design houses of high quality lighting. Growing by an average of twenty percent year on year with the founders John Fearon and James Bassant at the helm as Managing Director and Design Director respectively.
Astro Lighting is now represented globally with distributors in 34 countries, their export sales representing almost fifty percent of all their sales. Which all goes to show that the very best in UK design and innovation can still succeed in a modern global marketplace. Astro has a reputation as a manufacturer for innovative designs and high quality with their products. Their portfolio includes lighting for both interior and exterior settings with special attention made to bathroom lighting in particular, all of which comply to current bathroom wiring regulations and stringent IP requirements which all combine to potenitally make the Astro bathroom lighting range the largest anywhere in Europe. Astro products are backed by a 3 year warranty against manufacturing defects.
In 2008 Astro moved into their new state of the art office and distribution premises in Harlow Essex to accommodate growing sales and increased stock holdings. Now with 35,000 sq ft of floor space all products are securely stored ready to pick, pack and ship quickly and efficiently onwards to their distributors. As a company we find it a pleasure to deal with Astro lighting with our staff all working closely together to offer our customers the best online lighting experience possible.
If you would like any further information or technical assistance on any Astro product please contact any of our fully trained staff who will be able to assist you with your enquiry.
2016 Sees Astro moving into New markets and new premises in Essex. With an established team of people: They are all on the cards for Astro. Their in house designers are busy creating new products to bring to the market
It All Started In 1997
Working from a basement in a house in Sevenoaks Kent, two men with a passion for lighting and contemporary design, John Fearon and James Bassant wanted to create a finished product that would be a benchmark for quality and style that has been to this day at the forefront of this unique partnership. Although today they not longer have to descend an old ladder to get to the office.....
Don’t take Our Word For It
Astro has been named as one of the London Stock Exchange's "1000 Companies to Inspire Britain" in its 2015 report. The report is a celebration of the UK's fastest-growing and most dynamic small and medium sized businesses. It was launched at the London Stock Exchange where Design Director and Co-Founder James Bassant and MD Stuart Grant were among business leaders addressed by Business Secretary Vince Cable and other VIPs. To be included in the list, companies needed to show consistent revenue growth over a minimum of three years, significantly outperforming their industry peers. James said: "It is great for Astro to be recognised in this way. We have a strong team and we plan to continue investing, including moving to larger, purpose-built premises next year."
Safety is Paramount To Astro Lighting
Astro has received the Lighting Industry Association Quality Assurance (LIAQA) certificate. This assurance recognises conformity with the essential safety requirements for light fittings under BS EN 60598 and also the European CE Marking and Low Voltage Directives. The LIA's very comprehensive Quality Control Recognition Program includes an yearly visit to the member for an inspection with further training and advice. It helps ensure best practice and provides confidence to customers that safety is always paramount in Astro's design process.
The Foundations Have Been Laid
We are very excited that construction has now begun on Astro Lighting's new 86,000-sq ft headquarters, due for opening in the summer of 2016. This purpose-built building will feature efficient product handling and state of the art office space in keeping with this progressive and creative company. Just down the road from Astro's current premises near the heart of London, this new HQ has excellent links to the road and rail networks and will be only short motorway or train journey from Stansted Airport. John Fearon, Chairman of Astro Lighting said: "It's quite startling to see how quickly the new building is flying up. You can detect a real buzz of anticipation from everyone here. Our new HQ will offer an exciting and dynamic environment for the Astro team and will deliver the increased space we need to take us on to the next stage of our growth." Astro has grown consistently and strongly since its humble beginnings in 1997, this is in no way thanks to its insistence on only the highest levels of design, quality and customer service, and this new facility will help it continue on this path into 2016 and beyond. Astro have been updating us as suppliers and have now informed us that the new warehouse is on schedule to open this summer as planned so we look forward to more exciting news over the next few weeks.