Opple Lighting

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Opple Lighting Limited
欧普照明股份有限公司
Type Private
Industry Lighting
Founded 1996 (Zhongshan, People's Republic of China
Headquarters Shanghai, People's Republic of China
Key people Huang Yaohai, CEO[1]
Ma Xiuhui, President [2]
Employees 6,200 (2013)
Website opple.com

Opple Lighting (simplified Chinese: 欧普照明; traditional Chinese: 歐普照明; pinyin: Ōupǔ Zhàomíng) is a Chinese lighting brand headquartered in Shanghai, China. Founded in Guzhen, Zhongshan in 1996 the company has since expanded its presence, with additional manufacturing bases located in Suzhou, China, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Iran.[3]

History[edit]

Opple Lighting was founded in 1996 as home lighting company specializing in the manufacture of CFL and ceiling lights. Since then the company's portfolio has diversified to include electrical appliances, commercial lighting and LED lighting.[4]

Opple Lighting Wujiang Factory Panorama

Operations[edit]

Mainland China[edit]

Opple's sales network in Mainland China covers 95% of cities above county level with over 20,000 sales outlets.[5]

In 2010, Opple invested over 1 billion RMB in constructing a factory in Wujiang, Suzhou spanning an area of 500,000m2. The factory includes an R&D center dedicated to LED research and development.[6]

In 2006, Opple was recognized as a China Top Brand. China Top Brand is a mark for well known Chinese brands that started being phased out in 2010.[7]

International Markets[edit]

Opple has regional offices in Bangkok, Thailand and Dubai.

From 2008-2012 Opple provided lighting products to the governments of Uruguay, Thailand, South Africa and Egypt.[8]

Commercial Projects[edit]

Opple has been involved in various large scale commercial lighting projects within China, including: Shanghai Stadium, 2010 Shanghai World Expo,[9] Wudang Mountain, Shenzhen Excellence Center, Fuzhou Broadcasting Tower and the Qingdao International Trade Center.

Philanthropy[edit]

After the 2008 Sichuan Earthquake, Opple donated over 10 million RMB in addition to financially supporting psychological counseling efforts and donating supplies to those left homeless.[10]

From 2007 to 2009, Opple donated 4.2 million RMB to the Lifeline Express Foundation and China’s Disabled Peoples Foundation to fund treatment of people with severe cataracts.[11]

In December 2009, Opple established the “Opple Light Fund" on CCTV – providing donations and resources for the Red Cross Society of China to help improve the condition of primary and middle schools in impoverished areas.[12]

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References[edit]

Opple Lighting Viet Nam 2013

  1. ^ "Wang Yaohai Business Leader Profile", Retrieved on 22 November 2013.
  2. ^ "Ma Xiuhui Business Leader Profile", Retrieved on 20 November 2013.
  3. ^ "Baike - Company Introduction", Retrieved on 10 October 2013.
  4. ^ "Opple evolution from 1996 to 2010", Retrieved on 11 October 2013.
  5. ^ "Top Lighting Brands - Introduction", Retrieved on 16 October 2013.
  6. ^ "Ma Xiuhui invests in new Suzhou factory", Retrieved on 16 October 2013.
  7. ^ "China Top Brands - Lighting", Retrieved on 1 October 2013.
  8. ^ "Government tenders - Opple Lighting", Retrieved on 19 October 2013.
  9. ^ "Opple illuminates the Chinese Private Enterprise Pavillion", Retrieved on 11 October 2013.
  10. ^ "Opple donates 10 million in aid", Retrieved on 11 October 2013.
  11. ^ "Opple donates to cataracts foundation", Retrieved on 10 April 2013.
  12. ^ "Opple attends Yongle ceremony", Retrieved on 3 June 2013.