The Sakthi plant in Águeda, was inaugurated on February 18 by the Prime Minister António Costa. According to the Mayor office information, the project had an investment of 30 million euros in the first phase, creating 150 jobs. In the next phase, the investment will arise to the 50 million euros and the creation another 1,500 direct jobs and 10,000 indirect jobs.
EEE was responsible the the illumination project of this production unit. Sakthi, which has been operating in Portugal since 1998, in Maia, has selected the GILV luminaire with an extruded anodised aluminum profile body with a 45 ° rotation angle and IP65, an ideal high bay application luminaire. In the corridors and administrative areas, Shakthi opted to apply the recessed and suspended luminaires, in extruded anodized aluminum, with polycarbonate diffusers of the TPHLN, PHLN and PPLN references. In the bathrooms the equipment chosen was the TKSLV10 downlights, a downlights executed in soft steel sheet with anti-corrosion treatment, and white coated bode with UV protection. These downlights are supplied with fixing brackets. In the zones of factory access they have placed MHPLP, luminaires with IP65, executed in soft steel sheet body with anti-corrosion treatment and ppolycarbonate base. The MHPLP, available in 4 colors (yellow, blue, red and green) have polyamide clips and sealing gaskets to ensure watertightness, as well as quick fixing system recommended for industrial areas, warehouses, parking places and outdoor areas which aren't exposed directly to the sun. The emergency exit zones were all duly identified with ELIL and AP1ELEL, as well as the MHPEX an explosion-proof device, with a soft steel sheet with anti-corrosion treatment and fiber-glass reinforced polyester body.
The production area has 200 thousand square meters will certainly be an asset for the economic development Águeda municipality.