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Legrand SA history, profile and corporate video

   Legrand SA is a French industrial company specializing in electrical and digital building infrastructures. It is headquartered in Limoges, France.

   The origins of Legrand go back to 1865, when two wood merchants, Henri Barjaud de Lafond and Léonard Clidasson, built the porcelain factory, which was operated in turn by Ernest Duchatelet, M. Léobon, Paul Lacroix, and Henri Barjaud de Lafond.

   In 1897, brothers Jules and François Vultury bought the factory and operated it themselves.

   In 1904, the business was bought by Frédéric Legrand, Charles Alary and Jean Joquel, to become the Legrand, Alary & Joquel Company. From then on, Legrand was part of the company name.

   In 1911, Legrand, Alary & Joquel Company was renamed Betoule Legrand & Co.

   In 1924, the company became Legrand & Co. (Porcelain and electrical devices factory).

   In 1970, Legrand was listed on Paris Stock Exchange.

   In 2003, after an agreement with Schneider Electric, the capital of the Legrand Group was acquired by a Consortium consisting mainly of investment funds Wendel Investissement and KKR, and Legrand was delisted.

   In 2006, Legrand returned to the stock market and was listed on Euronext Paris.


PRODUCTS

Legrand offers more than 100 product categories designed for:

  • controlling the electrical installations (switches, user interfaces, etc.);
  • making power available (domestic and industrial power sockets, USB connectors, etc.);
  • supplying power to workstations (mobile or flush-mounted sockets, floor boxes, etc.);
  • provision of a secure, stable and optimized power supply (Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS), transformers, harmonic filters, etc.);
  • protection of the electrical installations (residential or power protection panels, circuit-breakers, etc.);
  • ensuring the flow of electricity through buildings (cable management, busbar trunking, etc.);
  • securing the buildings (intrusion alarms, access controls, technical alarms, smart locks);
  • welcoming visitors (audio and video door entry systems, doorbells, etc.);
  • regulating temperature and sunlight (thermostats, shutter controls, etc.);
  • recharging electric vehicles (kits, sockets and recharging stations, etc.);
  • structured cabling (cabinets and enclosures, patching racks, copper and fiber-optic connectors, etc.);
  • organizing a data center’s white-space infrastructure (Power Distribution Units (PDU), cabinets and racks, busways, etc.);
  • light control systems (detectors, lighting control systems, specification-grade architectural lighting for commercial buildings, etc.);
  • audio and video signals (support systems, video-conferencing solutions, etc.);
  • moving around buildings and exit them safely (emergency lighting, pathway marking solutions);
  • assisted living solutions (personal alarm systems, sockets for easy unplugging, etc.);
  • measure and control of power consumption (smart electrical panels, eco-meters, load-shedding devices, etc.);
  • remotely control and manage all infrastructure and systems in homes and all kinds of smart buildings.

ACQUISITIONS

1970/2000

  • Martin & Lunel (1974 – France)
  • Inovac (1974 – France)
  • Pial (1977 – Brazil)
  • Sarlam (1977 – France)
  • Arnould (1980 – France)
  • Planet-Wattohm (1982 – France)
  • Pass & Seymour (1984 – USA)
  • Bticino (1989 – Italy/Amérique Latine)
  • Baco (1992 – France)
  • Tenby (1992 – United Kingdom)
  • Kontavill (1993 – Hungary)
  • RTGamma (1995 – Italy)
  • MDS (1996 – India)
  • Luminex (1996 – Colombia)
  • Fael (1996 – Poland)
  • The Watt Stopper (1996 – USA)
  • URA-Saft (1997 – France/Spain/Australia)
  • Ortronics (1998 – USA)
  • Anam (1999 – South Korea)
  • Ceb (1999 – Italy)
  • Tegui (2000 – Spain)
  • Quintela (2000 – Spain)
  • Lorenzetti (2000 – Brazil)
  • Wiremold (2000 – EU/RU/Poland)

2000/2010

  • Van Geel (2004 – The Netherlands)
  • On Q (2005 – US)
  • Zucchini (2005 – Italy)
  • TCL Building Technology (2005 – China)
  • TCL International Electrical (2005 – China)
  • Cablofil (2005 – France)
  • Cemar (2006 – Brazil)
  • Shidean (2006 – China)
  • RM Cable Bless (2006 – Denmark)
  • Vantage (2006 – USA)
  • HPM (2007 – Australia)
  • Macse (2007 – Mexico)
  • UStec (2007 – USA)
  • Kontaktor (2007 – Russia)
  • TCL Wuxi (2007 – China)
  • Alpes Technologie (2007 – France)
  • PW Industries (2008 – USA)
  • Estap (2008 –Turkey)
  • HDL (2008 – Brazil)
  • Electrak (2008 – United Kingdom)
  • Inform (2010 – Turkey)
  • IndoAsian Switchgear (2010 – India)
  • Metasystem Energy (2010 – Italy)

2011/2021

  • Electrorack (2011 – USA)
  • Intervox (2011 – France)
  • SMS (2011 – Brazil)
  • Middle Atlantic Products (2011 – USA)
  • Mega Power (2011 – Malaysia)
  • Numeric UPS (2011 – India)
  • Aegide (Minkels) (2012 – The Netherlands)
  • Daneva (2012 – Brazil)
  • NuVo Technologies (2012 – US)
  • Seico (2012 – Saudi Arabia)
  • S2S (2014 – France)
  • Tynetec (2013 – United Kingdom)
  • Neat (2014 – Spain)
  • Lastar (2014 – US)
  • SJ Manufacturing (2014 – Singapore)
  • Raritan (2015 – USA)
  • IME (2015 – Italy)
  • GMotion (2015 – US)
  • Valrack (2015 – India)
  • Pinnacle (2016 – US)
  • CP Electronics (2016 – United Kingdom)
  • Luxul (2016 – USA)
  • Solarfective (2016 – Canada)
  • Primetech (2016 – Italy)
  • Fluxpower (2016 – Germany)
  • Trias (2016 – Indonesia)
  • OCL (2017 – US)
  • AFCO Systems Group (2017 – US)
  • Finelite (2017- US)
  • Borri (2017 – Italy)
  • Server Technology Inc (2017 – US)
  • Milestone (2017 – US)
  • Netatmo (2018 – France)
  • Champion One (2020 – US)
  • Compose (2020 – Netherlands)
  • Focal Point (2020 – US)
  • Ensto (2021 – Finland)

   With more than 36,000 employees and facilities in over 90 countries, Legrand SA is considered one of the Top Regarded Companies and one of the Largest Public Companies in the World, according to Forbes.

*Information from Forbes.com, Wikipedia.org, and www.legrandgroup.com/en.

**Video published on YouTube by “Legrand“.