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Franklite celebrates 50th anniversary

Franklite is celebrating a very prestigious milestone this year, its 50th year in the design, manufacture and distribution of high-quality decorative lighting. Over the years Franklite has manufactured exquisite products for the retail, commercial and hospitality markets including bespoke project designs.

The passion for lighting has been within the Lissauer family for three generations. Taking his father’s passed down knowledge and many years of experience owning a number of lighting shops in various provinces of South Africa Frank Lissauer decided to relocate to the United Kingdom and establish Franklite in 1973.

Growing and developing the business over the years took dedication and countless hours of hard work by Frank Lissauer but these responsibilities were eventually shared when his son, Mark Lissauer joined the business in 1999.

The family owned business has achieved significant milestones over the 50 years which include moving to a much larger purpose built factory in 1990 after quickly outgrowing the previous premises, an in-house laboratory which holds state-of-the-art lighting technology which very few other lighting manufacturers within the UK possess, an expansive warehouse and assembly area where products and parts undergo stringent quality control and finally an exquisite showroom.

2021 was the year Franklite received recognition for winning two awards within the hospitality industry – Best in Tech and Best Retail Decorative Lighting Manufacturer.

Franklite has a story to tell. They are far more than just a lighting manufacturer; they are creators, visionaries and craftspeople who continue to pride themselves on their manufacturing and service excellence. At the heart of Franklite is a highly-skilled team who understand the importance of good product design that will stand the test of time, both technically and aesthetically.

Over the next 50 years the hope is that Franklite continues to grow and remain a renowned family business whilst maintaining the core principle which Franklite was founded - to offer products that balance optimal performance with beautiful aesthetics.  

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