German lighting group Osram has put the luminaires part of its professional lighting business up for sale so it can focus on fastgrowing high-tech businesses.

“Thanks to numerous measures, the earnings position of the Lighting Solutions business unit has stabilised significantly, therefore allowing us to initiate an organised sales process. This will result in a more strategic focus with regards to applications with high growth potential,” said Olaf Berlien, CEO of OSRAM Licht AG.

“Talks will be held with interested parties for the luminaires business. The management board will provide an update on the progress of strategic plans for the company at the Capital Markets Day in November,” a statement issued by the company said.

As part of its strategic realignment, Osram is refining its positioning with an increased focus on the growth markets in high-tech fields. The financial figures of the Lighting Solutions (LS) business unit, combined with the contribution of the Digital Systems business unit, are captured within the Lighting Solutions & Systems (LSS) reporting segment. The largest LS location is Traunreut, Germany, where luminaires e.g. for industrial and commercial sites and street and stadium lighting are produced.

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