After years of growth, the Slovenian company Pladent has now invested in a new company premises. The lighting solutions for production, warehousing, administration and associated areas all come from the SITECO Essentials portfolio—a prime example of contemporary industrial and office lighting from a single source.
Since its foundation in 1967, the Slovenian company Pladent has been firmly in the hands of the Zalaznik family. They started operations more than 50 years ago with vacuum forming processes. Today Pladent also manufactures adhesive tapes, films and various plastic packagings such as blisters. In 2015 the decision was taken to construct a new building in the industrial estate of the Slovenian municipality of Komenda, located around 20 kilometers north of Ljubljana. The new premises were moved into in 2018. The company site includes classic production areas as well as storage and logistics areas, but also an administration building housing offices, corridors and stairwells as well as sanitary facilities, changing rooms for employees and a break room with kitchen. The current Director, Rado Zalaznik, focused on two aspects when selecting the right light for all these areas. “The lighting solution had to be modern and energy-saving, but at the same time inexpensive in order to keep construction and investment costs under control," summarized SITECO Project Manager Klavdija Tonejc. In short, good light at a good price.
Tonejc worked out an appropriate solution together with the customer—an ideal application situation for the Essentials portfolio from SITECO that features modern, reliable and inexpensive LED solutions for all application areas—light with good quality and high efficiency for professionals, and all from a single source. As a consequence, AQUALINE® damp-proof luminaires were installed in the production and storage areas, creating pleasant general lighting with attractive ceiling illumination. These luminaires with a high protection rating (IP66) and high impact resistance (IK08) are also suitable for demanding environments. In very high sections of the hall adjacent to the loading zone for trucks, narrow distribution Compact High Bay luminaires are used—ideal for particularly high mounting points and areas with large temperature fluctuations below the hall roof. Compact High Bay saves up to 60 percent in energy compared to conventional solutions.
For their office lighting Pladent opted for PrevaLight® panels. These recessed LED luminaires bring together good looks with high functionality and their optical system achieves uniform illumination without glare. As a result, specified guidance values for illuminating VDU workstations are also complied to. Economical and durable PUNCTOLED® downlights were installed in the corridors as well as in the changing rooms and break room with kitchen. "In the offices and corridors we installed luminaires with 4000 Kelvin throughout. It was important for Pladent to create a pleasant atmosphere for work with high quality light," stated Tonejc, explaining the selection of luminaires. ECOPACK® luminaires in the stairway and MINI LED battens in the sanitary facilities were also installed. Both solutions provide uniform general lighting with high reliability and efficiency, and are particularly quick and simple to install. "I'm completely satisfied. SITECO worked out an inexpensive solution but I still have branded products with a warranty, and we also received excellent service," said Rado Zalaznik.