ABA Bank, headquartered in Cambodia’s capital city of Phnom Penh, recently completed a major phase of growth and development in which they acquired several rented buildings, a mix of back and front-line offices and a suite of exclusive executive spaces. As part of the developments, ABA Bank renovated their Head Office Branch to include additional workspace with modern amenities and a fresh new look.
To highlight the Head Office Branch’s contemporary façade, made of a mixture of vertical louvers and corrugated box panels, ABA Bank hired lighting solution experts Bright & Eternity Trading Co., Ltd. to install a cutting-edge lighting solution.
“Our Head Office Branch is a real ‘face’ of ABA and meets all the requirements for excellent service and effective cooperation,” continued Azhikhanov. “We tried to implement an exquisite design and combine it with modern technologies and really hope our valued clients will like the brand new look of the Head Office branch. With more office space and state-of-the-art banking facilities, we surely will be able to provide better service to our customers.”
Bright & Eternity equipped the ABA Bank building with Martin Exterior Linear 1210 Graze QUAD and Exterior Linear 310 Graze QUAD fixtures along with a Martin RDM 5.5 Splitter to deliver stunning lighting designs. Exterior Linear Quad Graze series fixtures were selected for their high output, robust outdoor performance and uniform light distribution.
“We wanted to bring more attention to the façade and make it a distinguishable part of the landscape after sunset,” said Igor Zimarev, Head of Marketing, ABA Bank. “To find a suitable lighting solution that could do just that, we had to look outside the country, as the market of lighting solutions in Cambodia is at its infant stage. Keeping in mind the professionalism of Alvin from Martin by HARMAN Pte. Ltd. who had approached us several years ago, we decided to follow up on the case. Alvin and his team know their product range well and could advise on the type and amount of fixtures we needed for our project. We felt confident with their proposal and chose to go ahead with Martin. We’re also extremely satisfied with the high-quality skills and execution that Bright & Eternity Trading Co., Ltd., displayed to complete the project.”
Founded in 1996, ABA Bank is Cambodia’s leading private financial institution, and has been named ‘Best Bank in Cambodia’ for five consecutive years by both Euromoney magazine and Global Finance magazine. One of the top three commercial banks in the country, ABA Bank provides customers with access to more than 70 branches, 200 self-banking machines and 350 ATMs.
Located along one of the busiest roads in Cambodia’s capital city, the ABA Bank Head Office Branch witnesses thousands of people pass through every day. In order to better serve their clients and customers, ABA Bank outfitted the Head Office Branch with cutting-edge lighting technology for a sleek aesthetic.
“We figured that we need to progress with time and give our Head Office building a new upgraded look that meets our business requirements and gives an opportunity for further growth,” said Askhat Azhikhanov, CEO of ABA Bank. “We now have more space for meetings, discussions, work and recreation of the employees.”
“The challenge at the ABA Bank Head Office Branch was to highlight and maintain visibility of the main façade, which was perfectly visible during the daytime, but was less visible at night,” said Kep Kem, Director, Bright & Eternity Trading Co., Ltd. “To understand the requirements, we conducted a site walkthrough together with Martin’s team to determine possible cable routes and installation points. One of the concerns that we faced was to minimize disturbance to their day-to-day operations and complete the installation within the given timeframe. After due consideration of the requirements, we decided that the Martin Exterior Linear Quad Graze fixtures would be the perfect solution.”
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