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History of the Group

The origin of the company dates back to 1860 with the setting up of a porcelain workshop on the “route de Lyon” in Limoges (France).
In 1949, the decision was taken to focus exclusively on the production of electrical wiring accessories for installations.

 

1966

First subsidiary outside France:
in Belgium.

 

1970

Legrand is listed on the Paris
Bourse (Stock Exchange).

 

1977

First site outside Europe:
in Brazil.

 

1984

Pass and Seymour, first subsidiary
in North America.

 

1989

Acquisition of BTicino, the No. 1 in Italy.
Sales outside France account for 57% of the Group's total sales.

 

1992

Acquisition of Baco (France)
and Tenby (United Kingdom).

 

1995

RTGamma (Italy) joins the Group.

 

1996

Acquisition of The Watt Stopper (United States), FAEL (Poland), Luminex (Colombia) and MDS (India) - Launch of LEXIC, a range of protection products for the European market.

 

1997

Acquisition of the Emergency Lighting and Alarm Systems Division of Saft (France, Spain, Australia).

1998

Acquisition of Ortronics (United States), specialist in prewiring for data, telephone and video networks.

 

1999

Ceb (Italy) and Anam (South Koread) join the Group. European launch of new ranges of wiring accessories conforming to German standards in Spain, Turkey, Greece, Portugal, Hungary and Austria.

 

2000

Acquisition of Quintela and Tegui (Spain), The Wiremold Company and Horton Controls (United States), and Lorenzetti (Brazil).

 

2001

Launch of a friendly public offer of exchange by Schneider Electric for the entire share capital of Legrand. In October 2001, opposition of the Commission in Brussels to the planned merger.

 

2002

The “demerger” process is completed. Legrand is acquired by a consortium whose main members are Wendel Investissement and KKR

 

2004

Acquisition of Van Geel (Netherlands).

 

2005

Acquisition of the Zucchini Group (Italy), acquisition of OnQ (United States), and ICM Group (France). Acquisition of the TCL International Electrical and TCL Building Technology divisions (China).

 

2006

Legrand returns to the stock exchange with listing on Euronext. Acquisition of Shidean (China), acquisition of Cemar (Brazil), RMKabelbaner (Denmark) and Vantage (United States)

 

2007

Acquisition of HPM (Australia), UStec (United States), Kontaktor (Russia), Macse (Mexico), TCL Wuxi (China) and Alpes Technologie (France).

 

2008

Acquisition of PW Industries (United States), Estap (Turkey), HDL (Brazil) and Electrak (United Kingdom).

 

2010

Acquisition of Inform (Turkey), IndoAsian Switchgear (India), Metasystem Energy (Italy).

 

2011

Legrand enters the CAC 40 stock market index. Acquisition of Electrorack (United States), Intervox (France), SMS (Brazil), Middle Atlantic Products Inc. (United States), Megapower (Malaysia) and Numeric UPS (India).

 

2012

Acquisition of Aegide (Netherlands), Daneva (Brazil) and NuVo Technologies (United States).

 

Tomorrow

Legrand intends to:

  • Accelerate its new product launches.
  • Continue seizing opportunities for external growth.

 

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