Lighting as a Service – ZGS & VKW Service Contract Guarantees the Best Light Quality Over Six Years

Lighting as a Service - ZGS & VKW Service Contract Guarantees the Best Light Quality Over Six Years
The modern LED lighting solution, including emergency lighting and lighting controls, means significantly more comfort at work for staff at Aluminium GmbH in Nachrodt.


In cooperation with Vorarlberger Kraftwerke AG, Zumtobel Group Services (ZGS) has fitted a new lighting solution for Aluminium GmbH Nachrodt (AGN) by way of a light contract. AGN will profit from the ZGS offer “lighting as a service” the entire time: agreed over several years, the comprehensive NOW service contract covers all lighting system issues for a fixed monthly rate.


DORNBIRN/AUSTRIA – New lighting with guaranteed performance over six years – without any investment costs: Aluminium GmbH Nachrodt (AGN) has invested in the new NOW light contract model offered by Vorarlberger Kraftwerke AG and Zumtobel Group Services. Located near Dortmund/Germany, the manufacturer and supplier of high-quality aluminium extrusion billets was faced with the task of equipping its eight production halls with new lighting. Instead of investing in the one-time installation of new luminaires, AGN Nachrodt GmbH handed over responsibility for the entire lighting project to the cooperation partners. This means that ZGS supervised the entire process from surveying through to project design, de-installing the old luminaires and installing the new ones. The NOW contract even includes the annual maintenance work to check the lighting levels and, if necessary, optimise the system in operation. All for a fixed monthly rate over a six-year period.

Modern Zumtobel industrial luminaires were used in the eight production halls, including the AGN cast house: just under 300 TECTON continuous-row luminaires, CRAFT LED high-bay luminaires and the robust SCUBA LED moisture-proof luminaires. The NOW service contract guarantees AGN reliable illuminance between 200 and 400 lux as there are different requirements depending on the production site. The new high-bay lighting achieves an annual energy saving of 40 percent compared to the previous year, while at the same time doubling the luminous intensity. Zumtobel Group Services has also renovated the emergency lighting system: with the central eBox supply system and the corresponding emergency and escape-sign luminaires, the halls are ideally equipped for any emergency situation.

Frank Hildebrandt, plant  manager at  AGN, is very satisfied with the solution:  “The modern  lighting  is a real additional benefit for our staff. The high lighting level provides more comfort at work and therefore much more safety. At the same time, we benefit from great energy savings. For us, NOW is an asset every day. And we know our lighting is in good hands”.

The Zumtobel Group Services (ZGS) brand offers one of the most comprehensive service portfolios in the lighting industry. The spectrum of services ranges from project management for turnkey lighting solutions or financing models for lighting systems to providing advice on and commissioning lighting management and emergency lighting systems and a worldwide technical and maintenance service. In the rapidly growing market of connected lighting, ZGS also offers its clients the use and analysis of data-based software services. Zumtobel Group Services provides complete, customised and ready to use lighting solutions. The brand  belongs to Zumtobel Group AG, which is based in Dornbirn, Vorarlberg (Austria). Further information available at:


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