Legrand Acquires Solarfective Products Limited

Legrand Expands its Shading Portfolio to Commercial Markets with the Acquisition of Solarfective

West Hartford, CT, August 3, 2016 – Legrand, North America announced today that it has acquired Solarfective Products Limited, a leader in standard and custom shading systems for commercial applications. Solarfective will become part of Legrand, North America’s Building Control Systems business.

Daylighting is now part of the evolving energy codes requiring coordination of passive sources with artificial lighting. The integration of Solarfective’s shading systems with Legrand’s active lighting control will enable Legrand to coordinate these various lighting systems, providing architects, designers, specifiers, and facility managers with a broad, strategic range of energy efficient, commercial lighting solutions.

Shades are a key subsystem of high-performance buildings as they help to manage both the thermal load and passive light. Through the addition of Solarfective’s products and expertise, Legrand customers will have access to the most energy efficient, easiest-to-use and cost effective advanced shading and lighting control solutions that meet the demanding requirements of codes and high-performance buildings. Moreover, Solarfective’s custom engineered solutions offer customers significant savings on cost and reduced installation time.

“We are thrilled to be joining Legrand,” said Anise Odeh, owner and president of Solarfective. "I am confident this partnership will continue Solarfective's growth into new markets and provide further technological advancements in commercial shading and lighting systems integration."

The combination of Solarfective’s commercial offerings with Legrand’s most recent acquisition of Qmotion Advanced Shading Systems for residential markets will further position Legrand as a single source provider, offering customers access to the industry’s most comprehensive portfolio of shading solutions for virtually any application.

“High-performance buildings and energy codes are continually evolving. This acquisition is about providing our customers better, more integrated solutions for passive and active lighting control to meet the evolving demands of today’s buildings,” said John Selldorff, president and chief executive officer, Legrand, North America. “The solutions Solarfective and Qmotion have brought to Legrand will enable us to be a more strategic partner for all of our commercial and residential customers.”

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About Legrand
Legrand is the global specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructures. Its comprehensive offering of solutions for use in commercial, industrial and residential markets makes it a benchmark for customers worldwide. Innovation for a steady flow of new products with high added value is a prime vector for growth, including in particular connectable products enhancing value in use. Legrand reported sales of $5.3 billion in 2015. Legrand has a strong presence in North America, with a portfolio of well-known product lines that include C2G, Cablofil, Electrorack, Middle Atlantic, Nuvo, On-Q, Ortronics, Pass & Seymour, QMotion, Quiktron, Raritan, Vantage, Watt Stopper, and Wiremold. Legrand is listed on Euronext Paris and is a component stock of indexes including the CAC40, FTSE4Good, MSCI World, ASPI, Corporate Oekom Rating and DJSI (ISIN code FR0010307819). www.legrand.us

About Solarfective Products Limited
Solarfective specializes in the design, manufacturing and installation of standard and custom shading systems. Established in 1980 and based in Toronto, Solarfective has provided one-of-a-kind shading solutions for homes and commercial facilities around the world.

If you would like further information, please email us at: info[at]cascadiadesign.ca



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