VISO Inc. Opens European Lighting Design & Manufacturing Facility

VISO Inc. is thrilled to announce the opening of their new European Contemporary Lighting Design Manufacturing Facility.  Returning to VISO CEO Filipe Lisboa’s birthplace, our office and manufacturing facility is located in the city of Leiria in Portugal.

Portugal was the perfect fit for our expansion into the European lighting manufacturing market. As the gateway to the rest of Europe, Leiria is located an hour from the coast. This makes the city an excellent place to open our European contemporary lighting design manufacturing facility.

We sat down with VISO CEO and Principal Designer, Filipe Lisboa, and Managing Director, Tzetzy Naydenova, to learn more about our latest expansion into the thriving European market.

Congratulations on opening the new European contemporary lighting design manufacturing facility! What was the strategy behind opening the new venture?

Filipe Lisboa (FL): We really want to enhance our European customer’s experience. The new facility will enable us to fulfill orders quicker, shortening lead times from 4-6 weeks to roughly 3 to 5 days.

Tzetzy Naydenova (TN): Not only are we shortening the end-to-end sales cycle but we will also help our European customers save money. Shipping within Europe is a fraction of the cost. In the future, we plan to offer free shipping on large orders within Europe.

What can our European clients expect from the new lighting design and manufacturing facility?

TN: Our new facility will allow us to maintain a large inventory of contemporary lighting from our permanent collection on the ground in Europe. This will shorten shipping times for our European and Asian customers. Iconic VISO fixtures such as the Buba, Fort Knox and Wandering Star can be in our customer’s hands in a matter of days. We will also be partnering with additional Portugal-based manufacturers and suppliers. Their quality is top-notch and a wealth of manufacturing knowledge exists that we’re excited to tap into. 

Are there any changes to the your manufacturing process?

FL: There are no changes to our manufacturing process at all. All our fixtures are assembled and rigorously QA-tested at our state-of-the-art facility in Toronto or Portugal. Fixtures are then securely packaged and shipped. Likewise, all custom projects are designed in our studio and manufactured and assembled locally in Toronto or in Portugal should the project be located in Europe. 

Can VISO’s European customers expect changes to the order process?

TN: Our sales and order process remain unchanged. European customers should continue to contact our Toronto office to speak to a member of our sales team by telephone at (416) 461-8476 , email at or through our website here. Our dedicated team is always available to help customers with their decorative lighting needs.

For more information about our new office and distribution centre in Leiria, Portugal or any of our decorative lighting fixtures, please contact VISO headquarters in Toronto by clicking here to submit your inquiry via our website. For marketing or media inquiries please email us at