CLD Distribution Joins Forces with Iberian Lighting

CLD Distribution the specialist Commercial and Architectural LED lamps and lighting distributor has taken a substantial shareholding in Iberian Lighting.


Iberian Lighting celebrating its 50th anniversary, designs some of the world’s largest lampshades and stylish bespoke feature lighting in the contract sector. They have established an excellent reputation for their creative solutions in large scale bespoke lighting projects with interior designers, specifiers, blue-chip corporates, retailers, hotels, restaurants and also high end residential.

The merger of the two companies whose main commercial premises adjoin each other in Hastings, East Sussex, establishes a significant lighting presence within the larger engineering design and manufacturing group – Penn-Elcom.

“We are really pleased to welcome Iberian Lighting into the family. CLD Distribution’s and Iberian’s products genuinely complement each other”, says Roger Willems, Chairman of Penn-Elcom. “The merger also signifies ambitious and exciting plans to grow the group’s Lighting division by offering our clients a complete end-to-end lighting solution. This will range from LED and other energy saving light sources, control gear to oversized lighting shades and custom-made luminaires”.


Les Allitt MD of Iberian Lighting adds “We had progressively transformed our light shades business from predominantly domestic retail to almost exclusively commercial lighting. With the advent of LED lighting technology, Iberian Lighting has progressively become more technically focussed, employing specialist electronic engineers to design bespoke feature lighting for many blue chip companies and high end residential projects. Having outgrown our existing factory space, a decision was made as to where our company’s future growth could be achieved and accommodated. As we had a very close relationship with our neighbour CLD Distribution, it seemed an obvious and natural progression to merge the two companies”.

CLD Distribution is also a trade distributor and manufacturer of components and complete products for the professional audio, AV and broadcast industries.

CLD Distribution and Iberian Lighting believe that their clients will benefit from the larger group’s systems and infrastructure which operates throughout Europe, North America & Australasia. The merger means that Iberian Lighting together with CLD Distribution can look forward to the next 50 years of future success.


Iberian Lighting Ltd

All of Iberian Lighting’s large and oversized lamp shades are manufactured in-house. This ensures that the company always has the UK’s largest choice of size, colour and fabrics available for order.

Iberian has been making lampshades and lighting products for 49 years. For the past 11 years the company has specialised in manufacturing for the contract market.

Their 20,000 Sq Ft factory is based in Hasting, East Sussex. Over the decades Iberian has

built long standing relationships with respected designers, corporate chains and hoteliers.

Iberian Lighting’s production uses traditional skills complemented by modern equipment including CNC drag knife cutting, CNC routing, CNC wire bending, digital printing & hot lamination. They work with a vast range of materials, including silks, cottons, composites, steel, MDF, wood, crystal, acrylic, polycarbonate etc.


CLD Distribution

CLD Distribution Ltd as an established distributor for LED Modules, Light Engines and Control Gear has been at the vanguard of LED. They have seen that the Hotel and Entertainment markets were some of the earliest to take advantage of LED lighting.

CLD Distribution’s philosophy is that LED provides savings and enhanced lighting for all lighting projects, which in turn provides better lighting and ambiance for their client’s customers.


Penn- Elcom Also based in Hastings

Penn-Elcom is the world’s leading manufacturer of quality flight case, speaker cabinet hardware and 19 inch racking solutions. With over 35 years of experience in designing product solutions for these specialist industries.