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 Innovation is one of the fundamental values driving Legrand. 

Norma Bertacci
Group VP Electromechanical Development, CSI Division

Legrand—expertise to spare

  • DRIVIA

    tableau drivia

    A new generation of residential cabinets

  • LB PLUS BUSBARS

    BUSBARS LB Plus

    Busbar trunking systems—simple, effective and easy to install

  • LIVINGLIGHT / AIR

    LIVINGLIGHT

    A high value-added Bticino wiring device range

  • LINKEO

    LINKEO

    New VDI enclosures for data cabling systems

  • GLINT

    glint

    A wiring device range for India's economy segment

  • MY HOME MULTIMEDIA TOUCH SCREEN

    MY HOME MULTIMEDIA TOUCH SCREEN

    Innovation in touch screens

  • SHANGYUN ET YIXIAN

    MY HOME MULTIMEDIA TOUCH SCREEN

    Premium wiring devices for China

   
  • R & D

    4.7%

    of 2013 sales

  • Nearly

    4,000

    active patents in 2013

  • 2,100

    experts dedicated
    to R&D in 2013

Concept Stores :

showcasing innovation

In 2011 there was Le Lab by Legrand in Paris and Bticino's Concept Store in Milan, in 2012 "B Inspired" in central Brussels. In 2013 Legrand opened a new concept store, this time in the United States. Hartford's Experience Center invites visitors to enter a unique world dedicated to innovation and design.

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Innovation—one of Legrand's two growth engines, alongside acquisitions

At Legrand, we make innovation a constant priority—it's an integral part of our business culture. Innovating means creating value for everyone. Fine-tuning unique solutions. Developing new functions for customized, intelligent building management. Making devices safer, easier to install, more comfortable and more ergonomic, by offering products and solutions that can function within systems. Innovation? It's exploring new territory.

Technology & Marketing—a winning team driving innovation

Innovation doesn't stop with technology—it's a state of mind, backed by the entire group. Which means production, sales, development and marketing all have a role to play, with marketing, design and development teams working closely together to create new products.

Drivia

Drivia: a new generation of residential cabinets

In 2013, Legrand pursued in 2013 its innovation efforts by launching Drivia, an all-new generation of residential cabinets. Featuring completely revamped functionalities and design, Drivia is designed to allow an increasing number of devices to be installed on residential electrical panels. The range is perfectly integrated into existing electrical installations, delivering flexibility and comfort.

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Adorne: a first for the US market

Adorne is the first high-end, modular wiring device range targeting the North American residential segment. Launched through retail distributors and lighting showrooms in the second half of 2012, it merges sleek design and new functions for advanced solutions in the home.

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Adorne

 

Breaking new ground

Each year Legrand spends an average 4-5% of sales on R&D, opening doors into uncharted territory. We track markets and technology constantly, launching innovative products in new business segments—energy efficiency, digital infrastructures, home systems, and more. Building on this momentum and our capacity to anticipate needs, we are also positioning ourselves in the markets of tomorrow. Looking ahead to the needs of an aging population, Legrand is developing products that help seniors stay independent. And with awareness of environmental issues on the rise, we are moving into smart grids and plugs and charging stations for electric vehicles.

Assisted living

From lighted paths and communications systems to "living scenarios"—programmable home environments—Legrand designs and develops innovative solutions that help seniors live at home longer.

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Intervox solution pour l'assistance à l'autonomie

Green'up: plugs and charging stations for electric vehicles

Green'up is a comprehensive range of plugs and charging stations for both electric and hybrid vehicles. The latest addition is Green'up Premium, designed for both residential and commercial users. It delivers power to all types of vehicle and gives drivers a choice of recharging speeds.

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Smart grids: intelligent power networks

Legrand builds smart features into wiring devices and components for buildings, then puts them to work for better energy sharing and consumption.

An EMDX3 measuring gauge linked to a MyHome energy management display.