The Slovenian company Pladent is expanding—and for this reason they constructed a new factory site in 2018. 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.
Pladent is a Slovenian family business. The Zalaznik family began operations with vacuum molding just over 50 years ago. Today Pladent also manufactures adhesive tapes, films and various plastic packagings such as blisters. After years of growth, 2018 saw a move into new premises in the Komenda industrial estate, around 20 kilometers north of Ljubljana. 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.
Essentials luminaires combine reliability with state of the art technology
The lighting solution for all these different applications comes from a single source: SITECO's Essentials portfolio. "Two aspects were important for the client: The solution had to be modern and energy-saving, but at the same time inexpensive in order to keep construction and investment costs under control," said SITECO Project Manager Klavdija Tonejc, summing up the requirements of the company's executive management. In short, good light at a good price. A classic application for Essentials lighting tools. Tonejc worked out an appropriate solution together with the customer—with a focus on modern, reliable and inexpensive LED solutions for all applications, 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 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.
Modern office lighting creates a pleasant working atmosphere
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. "In the offices and corridors we planned 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 Executive Director Rado Zalaznik.
SITECO looks back on more than 150 years of history as part of the German lighting industry, and is today one of the leading providers of road, tunnel and stadium lighting as well as for the industry, office and retail sectors. SITECO stands for innovative lighting technology and combined light expertise—from large-scale projects to customer project solutions. Solutions are compatible with control and data-management systems as well as IoT applications thanks to a comprehensive portfolio of LED luminaires that includes sensors, control components and intelligent light management. Luminaires with Tunable White technology support human centric lighting concepts with dynamic lighting scenarios according to the natural course of daylight. In this way, SITECO focuses on people and their needs and creates the basis for better quality of life, both today and tomorrow. The SITECO headquarters with development and a part of production is located in Traunreut, Germany. The company has around 800 employees. Additional information can be found www.siteco.com.