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    iLLUMA-Drive Inc. Signs Key Distribution Agreement with iDrive Solutions Ltd. in Canada and USA.

  • Jun 20, 2017

    iLLUMA-DRIVE has signed a key distribution agreement with the Canadian and US divisions of iDrive Solutions Ltd. establishing a sales channel for Canada and US electrical markets.

    iLLUMA-Drive’s CEO, Derek Hopkins said “Working with a key industry player like iDrive is a great example of our revolutionary solution reaching all elements of the power and energy market. The two companies are a great fit in terms of both technology and culture and this will enable us to deliver real value to customers.”

    iDrive’s two founders Tom Penton and Jeff Harris said “We are delighted to add Illuma-Drive’s technical capability to the amazing range of solutions we already provide our customers. The centrally controlled and intelligent DC energy system offers real and cost effective benefits to our clients and is a great fit with our existing product line up.”

    ILLUMA-Drive’s unique technology linked to iDrive’s established reach, in-depth relationships, commercial skills and incredible product range will be a real force in the North American market. Both companies see the future of the lighting industry being modelled on central and intelligent DC control of lighting and energy systems.

    About iLLUMA-Drive Incorporated
    iLLUMA-Drive is a smart DC energy company that plans to revolutionize both the home and workplace use of power. The approach fuses the IT sector's technology and control with the power and scale of the energy sector to create a true transformation. They produce a range of products from intelligent energy systems and back-up batteries to advanced IoT software.

    About iDrive Solutions Ltd.
    iDrive Solutions Ltd. is a LED Driver, Control, and Energy company. iDrive is focused on expanding the possibilities of residential and commercial lighting and have focused our entire company on technologies that will exceed your expectations in terms of reliability, functionality and innovation in LED lighting, control, and renewable energy. www.idrivesolutions.com

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