2018 FAST 50 HONOREE: ZANIBONI LIGHTING, Zaniboni

2018 FAST 50 HONOREE: ZANIBONI LIGHTING

JUST IN — As one of the fastest-growing companies in the Tampa Bay area, Zaniboni Lighting placed 9th overall at this year’s Tampa Bay Business Journal's Fast 50 awards ceremony. 

After careful deliberation and extensive verification of financial statements, the annual list spotlights the top 50 privately owned companies that experienced explosive revenue growth covering a three year period.

According to the Tampa Bay Business Journal's Fast 50 Zaniboni Lighting was the number one ranked manufacturing company.

Along with staying in the forefront of innovation, Zaniboni revealed one of its secrets in achieving its rapid growth, “… the flexibility and ability to give our clients what they need, and when they need it. We know the importance of superior service and speed, and because we design and manufacture our products in-house, our service includes a flexibility unparalleled in the lighting manufacturing industry.” 

CEO, Chiara Zaniboni was asked a few questions.

How would you describe what your company does to a friend or family member who may not know? At Zaniboni Lighting we produce a line of signature LED light fixtures aimed at the hospitality and architectural markets. We combine advanced LED technology with centuries of Italian design, and proudly manufacture them here in the USA.

What are some key accomplishments/statistics your company has achieved in the past 12 months? We have taken our company through another amazing year with profits of 51 percent over the previous year, and have added many more satisfied customers to our already extensive list of companies that benefit from our fixtures. Customers include Starbucks, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Disney, Marriott, Hilton, St. Regis Resort, Nike, Royal Caribbean cruise line, Tiffany & Co., and many more. While receiving a number of local business awards this past year, we were also the recipient of the prestigious German Design Award for the in-house design of two of our products.

Are you currently hiring? If so, how many positions and what types? Yes, due to our constant expansion and drive to remain innovative, we are always looking for more employees. Currently, we are looking to expand our marketing, engineering, and sales teams.

What makes your company a fun place to work? Zaniboni Lighting’s work hard, play hard environment allows for a strong, upbeat, and dedicated team who are proud of the products we produce. We believe that each one of us can make a difference and that the passion and pride we put into our work every day brings about an infectious vibe of fun and excitement. We reward our employees through our Employee of the Month game, as well as our many group rewards such as breakfast and donuts, food truck/company picnics, and group outings such as the beach, go-carting, Busch Gardens, and more. We are also active in our community races as both sponsors and participants. 

Describe your company in one word: 

#workhardplayhard


Check out the full article here by Chris Erickson  – Research Director, Tampa Bay Business Journal

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