Vicsport announces partnership with VALO
Vicsport has today announced an exciting new partnership with VALO, an advanced technology company with its core in LED lighting.
Founded in 2014, VALO offers a diverse range of LED lighting and LED visual displays. They have completed sports lighting and display installs across Australia and are the Official LED Lighting Partner of Baseball Australia.
VALO are committed to accelerating disruptive and sustainable technologies, supported by significant investment in fully automated printed circuit-board (PCB) manufacturing and a suite of 3D metal and composite printers while they are also developing commercial drones for maintaining lighting infrastructure.
"Our partnership with Vicsport comes at a time when grassroots sport has never been more important to our communities,” said VALO CEO & Founder, Aaron Hickmann. “As we prioritise physical and mental health, upgrading sporting infrastructure to LED lighting and LED scoreboards ensures safety and opportunity. We are proud to be working with Vicsport."
“Quality lighting is crucial for healthy and welcoming sporting clubs and recreational activities,” said Vicsport CEO, Lisa Hasker. “Our partnership with VALO will highlight quality products that can provide safe playing and recreation environments for all Victorians.”
VALO is also transitioning from importer to manufacturer and is planning to export Australian designed and made LED lighting product commencing in 2022.
For over 30 years Vicsport has provided advice, assistance and support to its members and the broader sports community. Through our extensive network, Vicsport's constituency includes 16,000 clubs and associations and over 3.9 million participants including paid staff and volunteers who make a significant contribution to the social, physical, mental and economic wellbeing of the Victorian community.
VALO exists to create a sustainable and dynamic future. Their vision is to accelerate high-tech manufacturing in Australia and their mission is to capture the imagination of like-minded people and deliver Australian-made product to the world. Since creating his first LED luminaire in 2014, VALO CEO and Founder Aaron Hickmann has developed relationships with entrepreneurs and strategic partners around the world (from Silicon Valley to Japan and Europe), always searching for the most advanced technology. He is passionate about introducing smart sustainable manufacturing to Australia.