Our History

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Orbik Opens Its Doors

In 1982, ORBIK is established as a supplier of emergency lighting control gear to UK lighting companies. Situated in the West Midlands, we were able to set up good foundations for the years to come.

Early Accreditation

After two years in business, our first accreditation from BSI comes through. The factory is accredited to BS5750, an early version of the ISO 9001:2015 quality system which we hold to this day.

Designer & Manufacturer

It isn’t long before we start thinking about designing and manufacturing our own luminaires and in 1986, we do just that. Our first range of emergency lighting proves a success and we continue to develop new and innovative lighting products.

Expansion To New Markets

After almost 10 years in business, ORBIK begins selling emergency lighting and control gear to the European and Middle Eastern markets. It is also the year we exhibited for the first time at Hannover Messe.

Aquisitions

In order to satisfy the increased demand for highly automated precision sheet metalwork and powder coating, ORBIK acquires Metalforms and Metcoat, a decision that proves to be very successful.

Kitemark Award

1997 sees the first Kitemark awarded to a range of ORBIK-designed and manufactured luminaires. Our Bewdley range receives the honour first, with the Pescara range quickly following suit. Pescara exit signs are still manufactured by ORBIK to this day.

Expansion

Our purpose-built, 4-acre factory and office facility is complete, giving us a new home in Aldridge, West Midlands. The new site provides much needed growing space for the company which is continuously improving.

Supplying Wholesalers

SPEL is formed to supply emergency lighting products into electrical wholesalers and is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of the ORBIK group.

Fire & Safety

After a long history in emergency lighting and control gear, ORBIK takes a step into the fire detection and safety systems market. This section of the business now accounts for approximately 30% of all ORBIK’s UK business.

Training

Seeing an opportunity for further improvement, ORBIK begins a partnership with NICEIC Training so our qualified design engineers can begin providing fire alarm and emergency lighting courses to electrical contractors.

Safe & Reliable

2016 is a big year for ORBIK as our entire range of LED drivers are issued with a BSI Kitemark, helping to take our total number of Kitemark products to over 300 today.

Dubai

We exhibit at the Light Middle East Exhibition in Dubai for the first time, catching the attention of many large Middle Eastern potential clients. A wide selection of our static inverter emergency lighting systems are issued with a BSI Kitemark.

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