It all started when two school friends persuaded Mick Slein to join them in starting an electrical distribution company in a marketing and sales manager role. Soon enough they realised the potential of the market and decided to expand their product offering. The new products showed better results and under the name Traklite Systems, they became appointed agents for Eterna Lighting. 1984 had one more turning point in Mick Slein's life - It was the year he married Laura.
In the picture: LED Group ROBUS headquarters between 1990 to 1995. Kilmainham, Dublin 8 - 8,000 sq ft.
In 1990 Mick saw the potential in sourcing products from Asia and became the first lighting company in Ireland and the UK to import from China. Leo Keogh came on board as a financial director (from GEC, the largest distributor in Ireland at the time). Without knowing that LED technology would evolve to what it is today and have a major impact on the lighting industry, a decision was made to change the company’s name to Lighting and Electrical Distribution Group, LED Group for short (how visionary!).
In the picture: LED Group ROBUS headquarters between 1995 to 2005. Walkinstown, Dublin 12. Originally 20,000 sq ft, extended to 38,000 sq ft.
In 1984 Mick was running his company from the Drumcondra office surrounded by walls covered in shelves. In 1985 the company moved to a 4,000 sq feet building in Terenure. Five years later to an 8,000 sq ft premises in Kilmainham. In 2005, LED Group ROBUS settled in the current premises on Nangor Road. The building includes showrooms, head office and 100,000 sq ft purpose built warehousing and distribution centre stocking 25,000 pallets of over 1,000 leading products, distributed to 40 countries worldwide.
In the picture: LED Group ROBUS headquarters from 2005 to today. Nangor Road, Dublin 12.
The first expansion took place in 1996 as the ROBUS brand entered the UK market. In 2008 ROBUS began to find its way to other European countries starting with members of Benelux. The Middle East market was opened to us in 2009. The Australasia office was founded in 2010 in Brisbane and quickly became an important part of the company. Two years later, in 2012, New Zealand was added to the company map. In 2014 ROBUS established itself in France and Baltic and Scandinavian countries.
In the picture: LED Group ROBUS exibition stand in Light+Build trade fair in Frankfurt, 2018.
In 2006, LED Group ROBUS received the prestigious Best Companies to Work for in Ireland award. In 2015, LED Group ROBUS was named one of Ireland’s Best Managed companies in the Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards Programme. This came after a lengthy qualification and judging process in which the complete performance of a business is assessed, moving beyond finances to areas like operational excellence, strategy and human resource processes. Furthermore, LED Group was singled out for a special recognition prize for ‘Excellence in Commitment’.
In the picture: LED Group ROBUS team after receiving the Deloitte award.
In 2011 ROBUS Direct came to life. This secure online ordering system was designed to save our stockists time on order placement and product and invoice queries. In 2013 the ROBUS Visitor Centre was opened. At least once per week the Visitor Centre is buzzing with the sound of stockists or end users spending time with ROBUS sales teams and employees, training, meeting and having some time out in the capital city thereafter.
In the picture: LED Group ROBUS Visitor Centre.
We think and act like a family at the LED Group, with each employee driving with belief, passion and energy the group’s core values — commitment to meeting customer needs and pleasure in business relationships, nurturing productive teamwork.
In the picture: Michael Slein on his wedding day in 1984
1.1 ‘Buyer’ means the person who agrees to buy the goods from the Seller in the course of their business, trade or profession.
1.2 ‘Consumer’ means a person who agrees to buy the goods from the Seller and who has rights under current Irish Consumer legislation including the Sale of Goods Act 1893, the Sale of Goods and Supply of Services Act 1980, the Consumer Credit Act 1995 and the Consumer Protection Act 2007.
1.3 ‘Goods’ means the articles which the Buyer or Consumer agrees to buy from the Seller.
1.4 ‘Seller’ means LED Lighting and Electrical Distribution Group of Western Retail Park, Nangor Road, Dublin 12, Ireland.
1.5 ‘Price’ means the price for the Goods including carriage and packaging costs, but excluding VAT unless otherwise stated. Please note that a price quotation for orders for European and Worldwide destinations (excluding Ireland & UK) does not include the carriage fee.
2.1 Any variation of these Conditions (including any special terms and conditions agreed between the parties) shall be inapplicable unless agreed in writing by Seller.
2.2 An order is deemed to be confirmed once a valid purchase order is received from Buyer or Consumer. Buyer and Consumer acknowledge that they have read and understood these terms and conditions as they appear in our current catalogue from which the Goods have been selected and/or our website (in the case of internet orders) and/or prior to sending a purchase order and in all applicable cases, agree to be bound by them.
2.3 Cancelled Delivery: An order may be cancelled up to the point of it being despatched with no additional charges. If the Goods have left Seller’s premises, then Buyer or Consumer shall pay the cost of carriage for shipping back to Seller. The local Area Sales Manager will issue a return authorisation to be sent with Buyer or Customer’s debit note. This only applies to orders cancelled within 24 hours of the order being placed. After this, the Goods can only be returned as a stock cleanse or Goods not required, under clause 8.2 or 8.3 below.
2.4 All orders for Goods shall be deemed to be an offer by Buyer or Consumer to purchase Goods from Seller and Seller’s delivery of the Goods ordered shall constitute acceptance of such offer.
3.1 Prices are in Euro (€) or Pound Sterling (£) or US Dollars ($) exclusive of VAT unless otherwise stated
3.2 Payment of the Price (and VAT unless otherwise stated) by Buyer shall be due strictly within the prior negotiated period of 30, 60 or 90 days as agreed between the parties from the date of the invoice and on approved accounts and in the case of Consumer or unapproved Buyer account sales, at the point of purchase.
3.3 If payment is not received from Buyer on the due date then without prejudice to any of the Seller’s other rights Seller may:
3.3.1 suspend or cancel deliveries of any Goods due to Buyer; and/or without prior notice
3.3.2 appropriate any payment made by Buyer to such Goods (or made under any other contract with Buyer) that Seller may in its sole discretion think fit: and/or
3.3.3 treat this contract as repudiated by Buyer.
3.4 Buyer or Consumer may not withhold payment of any invoice or other amount due to Seller by reason of any right of set-off or counterclaim which Buyer or Consumer may assert for any reason whatsoever.
4.1 The risk in respect of all Goods supplied by the Seller shall pass to the Buyer or Consumer upon delivery to the Buyer or Consumer or dispatch by Seller in accordance with Buyer or Consumer’s delivery instructions. It is Buyer or Consumer’s responsibility to inspect the Goods prior to acceptance. Signature of a delivery docket by or on behalf of Buyer or Consumer shall be deemed acceptance of the Goods in the condition in which they are delivered and release Seller from all liability in respect of damage in transit or shortages.
4.2 Where damage or loss or shortages occur to the Goods prior to risk passing to the Buyer or Consumer, it shall be Buyer or Seller’s responsibility to note such damage or loss or shortages on the delivery docket and, within 2 working days from the date of delivery, notify Seller in writing of the particulars in order to validate a claim, quoting the delivery docket reference.
4.3 Buyer or Consumer must return all Goods damaged in transit that have not been accepted to Seller properly packaged within one month of inspection
5.1 Ownership of the Goods shall remain the property of Seller until such a time as Buyer or Consumer has paid the Price (including VAT) in full, and no other sums whatever shall be due from Buyer or Consumer to Seller whether in respect of those Goods or delivered Goods the subject of any other order from Buyer or Consumer.
5.2 If Buyer or Consumer fails to make a payment for the Goods in accordance with the terms and conditions of this Contract or commits any other breach of this contract, or commits an act of bankruptcy or if Buyer or Consumer being a company is the subject of a winding up petition or resolution or a receiver shall be appointed over Buyer’s or Consumer’s assets all sums due in
respect of the Goods shall become payable immediately and Seller may in its absolute discretion and without prejudice to any other rights which it may have, exercise its rights pursuant to clause 3.3
6.1 The entire liability of Seller to Buyer or Consumer arising out of this contract shall be limited to repayment of the Price.
6.2 Seller shall not be liable for any loss, costs, damages, charges or expenses caused, directly or indirectly, by any delay in the delivery of the Goods.
6.3 The statutory rights of Consumer under current Irish legislation remain unaffected.
7.1 Prior to delivery Buyer and Consumer have the right to alter the order. Any changes to the order will be deemed a cancellation of the original order. A revised order confirmation will be issued by Seller. Seller reserves the right to alter the Price as a result of any change to an order requested by Buyer and Consumer.
8.1 Faulty Goods: Goods that are faulty (for reasons other than damage in transit) must be inspected by Seller’s local Area Sales Manager who will provide a return authorisation number to be included with Buyer or Consumer’s debit note. Without these documents the return will be refused and returned to Buyer or Consumer with a charge made for carriage and an administration charge of £45. Any Goods that are subsequently found not to be faulty will be returned to Buyer or Consumer, with no credit being issued and the carriage costs will be charged to Buyer or Consumer.
8.2 Goods Not Required: Any Goods purchased that are no longer required, incorrectly ordered or unwanted may be returned to Seller. On such occasions a handling charge of 25% plus the carriage to return the Goods will be applied. All Goods must be in resalable condition with the boxes undamaged and intact and be part of Seller’s current catalogue offer. Any Goods not required must be inspected by the local Area Sales Manager who will provide a return authorisation number to be included with Buyer or Consumer’s debit note.
8.3 Stock Cleanse: An annual stock cleanse is available to non-Consumer stockists. The value of the replacement order is a minimum of two for one. The following criteria must be adhered to:
8.4 Returns: Buyers and Consumers shall ensure that any Goods being returned are packed/wrapped sufficiently to prevent cartons being damaged. If Goods are damaged and not fit for resale, credit will not be issued for these Goods. Goods will be returned and a carriage charge to return will be applied.
8.5 Short Delivery: Buyer or Consumer must notify Seller’s Sales Office within 3 working days of receipt of delivery if there is a shortfall of Goods to invoice/delivery note. Requests received after 3 working days cannot be entertained.
9.1 This Contract is subject to the law of the Republic of Ireland and the parties submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the Irish Courts sitting in Dublin
The personal data we gather from you may include your name, email address, mobile and/or landline telephone number, your postal address, name of your company, your ROBUS Customer Number and any other information you are voluntarily willing to share with us when you contact our customer services or while engaging with our social media.
We collect your personal data when you access our website, when you interact with our social media channels, when you use one of the Contact Forms on our website, when you make a telephone/mobile call to our customer service or reception, when you send an email to any of our employees, when you contact us or we contact you to take part in surveys, competitions or promotions and when you visit one of our customer centres.
We take the security of your personal data very seriously. Your personal data is protected by encryption techniques and other safeguard technologies such as firewalls and password protection. Also, strict physical controls in our buildings restrict access to your personal data. We have also implemented various controls, strategies and procedures to keep your personal data secure.
We use your data to make our products and services information available to you (e.g. to communicate with you regarding our products and services), for administrative and internal business purposes (e.g. using the information you shared with us for improving our website), for security and legal reasons (e.g. detection of fraud) and our marketing activities (e.g. sending you an email newsletter or invitation for an event).
We will never sell any of your personal data to a third party.
We may however share your personal data with a third party marketing company (only with your consent). For example we currently use Campaign Monitor to send you email newsletters.
When sharing personal data with a third party, LED Group ROBUS requires that such third party agrees to protect and handle your personal data in accordance with all legal, regulatory and contractual obligations.
Our websites use Google Analytics for analysing data. The data includes:
If you wish to know more about your rights considering protection of your personal data, you can learn more about the subject here: www.dataprotection.ie.
If for any reason you decide you want your personal data to be deleted from our database or delivered to you, you can request this by emailing us at email@example.com.
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• GOLF LED CCT Selectable
• GOLF LED RETROFIT TRAY
• GOLF HF 2D
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• COMPACT HF 2D
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• OHIO LED BULKHEADS
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• DINGLE LED Lanterns
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• VITA Circular LED Kit
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• ZERO Ground Light
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• VOGUE LED Ceiling Light
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• Hair Dryer
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• Internal PIRS
• External PIRs
• RADAR MICROWAVE SENSOR
• Daylight Harvest Sensor
• LED Grid Dimmers
• Uni-Grid Dimmers
• Dimmer Switches
• Dimmable Electronic Transformers for 12V Downlights
• Swift Connector
• LED Driver
Today’s energy saving solutions are not limited to LEDs, but also compact fluorescents and induction lighting for increased longevity, low running costs and greater output.
LED's are rapidly evolving into the most efficient light source available. Combine this with the phasing out of inefficient lamps across the industry and the results are a revolution in the lighting sector.
ROBUS Area Sales Managers are available to discuss lighting designs, give product presentations and conduct site visits and product training.They work alongside our wholesale stockists to deliver the service that you need when you need it.
ROBUS continually invest in the creation and development of practical low energy lighting solutions and offers a comprehensive range of low energy lamps and luminaires in all categories.Today’s energy saving solutions are not limited to LEDs, but also compact fluorescents and induction lighting for increased longevity, low running costs and greater output.
LED's are rapidly evolving into the most efficient light source available. Combine this with the phasing out of inefficient lamps across the industry and the results are a revolution in the lighting sector. Compare a standard fitting with a product from the ROBUS energy saving range by using our Energy Saving Calculator.
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Now you can create spaces that will allow the people within them to work, learn, play and relax in comfortable, high performance lighting.
We take your plans and create a lighting plan so you don't have to! We have been delivering lighting expertise for over 34 years and have been designing and manufacturing winning LED product lines for 18 years, this is why you can Trust ROBUS.
ROBUS provide a comprehensive range of indoor and outdoor lighting solutions to meet the needs of today's Architects and Specifiers to suit any application. We continuously expand and improve popular product lines while also introducing new, market-led products. We have an in-house New Product Development team, Reasearch, Development and Innovation Team and a Technical team who are dedicated to creating innovative products addressing the needs of any application.
Our aim is to create products which:
Some of our most impressive product ranges this year include the new HUMANITAS (Human Centric Lighting), UGR<19 direct and indirect panels, CCT3 Selectable options and STREEX Street Lighting.The ROBUS HUMANITAS range and the ROBUS UGR<19 range specifically, create healthier work/learning environments for those directly affected by lighting. The ROBUS HUMANITAS range is designed to restore Human Centric Rhythm by imitating the varying blue content of natural daylight, indoors. ROBUS UGR<19 Panels are designed to reduce the risk of discomfort or disability glare, both of which are prominent in some office environments resulting in sore eyes and reduced productivity.
All ROBUS products go through a rigorous testing process. The testing process includes; material tests, temperature tests, photometric tests, ageing tests, dimming tests, emergency tests, voltage & switching tests, electrical tests and construction tests.
Each product introduced and the manner in which it is launched, together with merchandising, stocking and after sales support are all created in conjunction with ROBUS stockists. We’re here to advise, support and implement feedback so please keep talking.
Our entrepreneurial approach means our teams always do what they say they will do. Our front-line sales people are empowered to make decisions locally. We move fast, anticipating and responding to customer needs. We currently have over 60 directly employed sales people worldwide focused solely on customer service, quick response and fast turn around of orders.
We have over 1,100 products that are bound to cater for any possible lighting need you have. Download or browse the ROBUS Catalogue here.
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