Design and manufacturing

We have been manufacturing robust luminaires in the UK, the London Borough of Sutton to be exact, since 1963. Since 2014 we have been operating in a BREEAM excellent rated facility.

Manufacturing cycle

Our robust light fittings are designed to have enhanced vandal resistance and high ingress protection. They are manufactured for challenging environments, such as transport and custodial applications. Our luminaires start as concept designs, utilising 3D CAD software, and are then fully tested in our in-house laboratory.

Our production processes utilise advanced robotic and automated machines together with highly skilled operators. After forming, luminaire bodies flow into our paint plant to apply the finishes which will protect them from the harsh environments they will operate in. The remaining stages of our manufacturing cycle are assembly, testing and despatch.

Our manufacturing workflow uses LEAN methodology to reduce waste in time and materials and help us continually improve our products.

Bespoke design

Despite our broad range of products for sector specific and general applications, there are still some projects where our standard luminaires do not quite provide the desired solution. Where required we work closely with our customers to alter our existing fittings to exactly match their requirements.

Whether it’s a modification to a standard product in our range or a completely new design, we have the capabilities to create the perfect fitting for your project. If you require a specially made fitting or amendments to an existing one, please contact technical sales on +44 (0)20 8254 2022 or e-mail technical-sales@designplan.co.uk

Low carbon footprint

We are a UK lighting manufacturer accredited to the ISO 9001 Quality Management and ISO 14001 Environmental Management systems.

Our purpose built high quality manufacturing facility (designed by ourselves) has helped us reduce our carbon footprint. Rain water harvesting, solar panels, material recycling and plastic reduction have resulted in our facility being awarded the BREEAM ’Excellent’ accreditation.

Our factory

Watch the video below and take a quick tour around our factory.

Further reading

Our history

Product testing