Robert Juliat Appoints Electric Claudio Merlo as Distributor for Switzerland


Robert Juliat would like to announce the latest addition to the Robert Juliat distributor family with the appointment of Electric Claudio Merlo Lighting Equipment SA (ECM) as its new distributor for Switzerland.

From 1 September 2013, ECM will distribute the full range of Robert Juliat lighting equipment and concentrate on developing closer relations with all regions of the diverse Swiss market. In addition to its excellent product knowledge, ECM brings the benefit of its multi-lingual support team which speaks German, Italian and Spanish, as well as French and English.

ECM represents several worldwide brands in Switzerland and specialises in creating theatre and studio lighting systems. The company is constantly looking for environmentally-friendly products and believes in superior quality and optical excellence, like that found in Robert Juliat’s new LED Zep and Tibo series fixtures, which it backs with its quality support services.


ECM takes over from Lumière Spectacle LSB SA following the retirement of Michel Boillet, owner of LSB, which has been the Robert Juliat distributor for 30 years.

Boillet has shown great dedication to the care of his market and, to ensure the same level of commitment to Robert Juliat, will continue to work in cooperation with ECM until the end of the year.  ECM and LSB have enjoyed a close relationship and the next few months will facilitate a smooth hand over.

“The time I have spent ‘in the light’ has been a wonderful life but now the show must go on,” says Boillet. “To be the importer of Robert Juliat products has been a gift. I have really enjoyed selling them and it was marvellous to see the client happy. Juliat has left a big mark in lighting: we rarely had problems and we always looked forward to seeing new products from them. A big congratulations to Jean Charles who was a magician of lighting and to all the workers at the factory who are doing a damned good job.”


Robert Juliat Sales Director, Claus Spreyer, says “We would like to thank LSB for the excellent relationship between our companies and all the years of successful projects. We are very happy to welcome ECM to the family and look forward to the new cooperation with them which will cover the Swiss market even more comprehensively, especially in the German-speaking regions.”

“Personally, I am very glad of the opportunity to become distributor for Robert Juliat,” says Lorenzo Merlo, Managing Director of ECM. “I have always seen this brand as one of the most prestigious and most requested in our Swiss market. I will do my best to give continuity as in the past and to increase the success of the Robert Juliat products in the future.”


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