Intelligent technology provider Urban Control acquires Portuguese product manufacturer to develop intelligent urban solutions for Local Authorities.
Urban Control Ltd today announced an agreement for the company to acquire the Portuguese smart product manufacturer, Enlight – Intelligent Energy Saving LDA.
This acquisition is a result of the two companies working in partnership to provide intelligent technology solutions across a variety of applications.
Hertfordshire based Urban Control Ltd are an intelligent technology solutions provider who started trading in 2015. The past two years have seen the company win several significant lighting control contracts including the London Borough of Brent and The City of London. The acquisition of Enlight amalgamates both companies’ commitment to providing innovative, smart city inspired solutions to any urban or rural environment.
Miguel Lira, the owner of Enlight, joins Urban Control as Innovation and Development Director.
“I am thrilled to be joining the Urban Control team at such an exciting time” he commented. “The intelligent technology landscape is constantly evolving and there is significant opportunity to bring big, smart city inspired tech to local authorities, helping them to overcome real and unique challenges. As the founder of Enlight, I have always been passionate about developing product solutions for real, every day issues.
By joining forces with Urban Control, we can now expand our offering of an affordable, high-performance and feature-rich platform and make a positive difference to how local authorities perceive, implement and use intelligent technology.”
Porto, Portugal will be the home of Urban Control’s innovation and product development centre with the rest of the operations continuing at their head office in Hertfordshire, UK.
Terry Dean, CEO of Urban Control said, “The prospect of having a presence in Porto is an exciting one. It has a forward thinking culture and can already be considered a smart city in it’s own right. Porto also provides us with a valuable gateway to Europe during the uncertain times that Brexit has brought to the UK.”
He went on to say, “I’m incredibly proud of everything Urban Control has achieved in a relatively short time and similarly look with admiration towards Miguel and his success with Enlight. Bringing on-board the innovative and technical skills that Miguel possesses is the catalyst for the next phase of our journey and we can look ahead to the future with confidence, knowing we have a dynamic and relevant range of future-ready products.”
This acquisition emphasises the independence of Urban Control as a stand-lone business and distinguishes it from its more established sister-company, DW Windsor Ltd.
About Urban Control Ltd
Formed in January 2015, Urban Control is the sister company to British Lighting Manufacturer, DW Windsor.
The Urban Control solution uses existing street lighting infrastructure to form an open-source data network across towns and cities. This data network can transmit information from multiple applications including lighting control nodes, parking sensors and flood sensors. Coupled with a powerful central management system, the solution provides the user with invaluable intelligence on all aspects of urban management.
To date, Urban Control has implemented lighting control solutions across the City of London, London Borough of Brent and the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham.
It is also running trials in other key and diverse locations in the UK.