Thursday, March 29th, 2018 - Lightforce

Lightforce has been awarded 2018 National Supplier of the Year by Opposite Lock, one of the retail businesses owned by Bapcor Ltd, Australasia’s leading provider of automotive aftermarket parts, accessories, automotive equipment and services.

Opposite Lock gives only one supplier this award each year. Out of all the suppliers to Opposite Lock, Lightforce was the standout for 2018. 

“Hard work, great products and a customer service driven culture has continued to pay dividends to Lightforce, and it’s great to be recognised by our distributors for this too,” announced Tarnia Conti, Chief Operating Officer at Lightforce.

Lightforce has been working closely with the Opposite Lock sales and marketing team to ensure improvements in product range, in-store presence, technical knowledge, targeted retail promotions and continuity to achieve the envied position of market leader.

Lightforce is recognised as a long-established global leader in the automotive illumination space. Drawing upon 35 years of extensive experience, new product innovations are introduced on an regular basis. The ever-expanding range of Lightforce automotive electrical products has extended into a suite of complementary accessories, ranging from utility lights to dual switches and OEM style switch fascia panels.

“It’s great to see the hard work of our Lightforce team, from warehousing through to sales, being recognised via this award. Well done to everyone. And thank you to Opposite Lock for the supplier recognition,” said Hugh Matthews, Lightforce National Sales Manager.

Lightforce is looking forward to the next 12 months as we have a range of exciting new Australian made products being released onto the market in the automotive sector that will be available throughout the Opposite Lock retail network.

For more information, please contact Mark Gamtcheff, Lightforce Marketing Manager 
on (08) 8440 0888 or [email protected]

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35 years of innovation in high-performance lighting

Designed in Australia, Lightforce products are tested in some of the harshest environments in the world including the USA, Australia, Sweden and Africa; places with extreme terrain and climate differences. 

The Lightforce head office is based in Adelaide, South Australia and employs over 70 trained staff. The business has evolved into a sophisticated combination of designers, engineers, quality systems, product management, warehousing, sales, customer service and manufacturing functions across two primary locations in Australia and the USA. 

Over 70% of the Lightforce range of driving and handheld lights continue to be manufactured in Australia, including the HTX, Genesis LED and Venom LED. In fact, we have actively on0shored the manufacture of LED lights in the past 18 months to deliver optimum product quality and performance. 

Lightforce has a formidable reputation as a global leader in innovative design and excellence in the manufacture of high performance and durable lighting systems. Ongoing development has opened up new markets and our award-winning range of modular accessories has helped increase demand to the point where we now export to over 50 countries worldwide. 

With more than 35 years’ experience, Lightforce is now a global leader in portable professional lighting systems as well as driving lights, rifle-scope optics and lighting accessories. 

Lightforce has always been and will continue to be a pioneering force in the industry. 

Lightforce have a team of engineers and R&D managers both in Australia and the USA working with technologies and products to serve the needs of our customers. This not only gives Lightforce a clear competitive advantage but has also earned many prestigious Australian and international design awards. 
Lightforce continues to see growth in customer loyalty and confidence right around the world.

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Mark Gamtcheff
P: 08 8440 0818
M: 0457 000 842


lightforce, opposite lock, aftermarket, automotive




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