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Interview

 Technological changes offer a wealth of opportunity for Legrand.  

Pierre Laroche
Group VP Projects, Innovation
& Systems Department

Innovation in action

  • PDUs

    l'appareillage BTicino Air

    Intelligent power distribution units

  • DRIVIA

    tableau drivia

    The next generation
    of residential cabinets

  • Valena Life

    Valena

    Connected wiring devices

  • Archimod HE & Keor HP

    Archimod HE et Keor HP

    Next-generation UPS ranges

  • Eco-meter

    Ecocompteur

    Better managing
    energy consumption

  • My Home Play

    L'appareillage Céliane

    The connected home

  • Colore

    Adorne

    Connected video door entry system

  • Energy management system

    E-refresh

    Making offices
    more energy-efficient

  • Intuity

    RGB LIGHTING CONTROL

    Our new home automation platform in the USA

   
  • R & D

    4.6%

    of 2015 sales

  • Over

    2,100

    people dedicated to R&D
    in 2015

  • Nearly

    39%

    of R&D staff are dedicated to electronics, software and digital offers

Concept Stores
and Showrooms:

Showcasing innovation

Concept stores are showcases for Group know-how, inviting visitors to enter a unique world dedicated to innovation and design.

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Legrand's concept stores
and showrooms

 

Project Store:

Combining showroom
with training

We also take an innovative approach to customer service. Legrand project stores are interactive, connected showrooms where customers can get to know our solutions in a real-life setting and simultaneously learn how to install them.

Innovation-one of Legrand’s two growth engines, alongside acquisitions

Innovation is a continuing source of momentum at the heart of Legrand’s culture, it drives the Group’s growth, generating regular launches of new products with greater value-in-use, and speeding the pace of new technology-linked initiatives.

New products with greater value-in-use

Legrand’s innovative drive is backed by the entire Group, from development to marketing. We are constantly designing new products, developing radically new functionalities, and offering innovative services with increased benefits for individuals and professional users alike.

Céliane

Céliane—inspired design, a game changer

Céliane’s latest wiring device collection sets a new benchmark for sockets and switches, with five innovative functions tailored to new consumer ways of life: flush sockets, silent switches, direct USB plugs, motion detectors and wireless remote controls. Céliane also offers 31 new finishes and all-new textures that make the most of materials and light.

MyHome Driver Manager:
gateway to interoperability

Launched in early 2015, MyHome Driver Manager is a gateway to interoperability between MyHome residential systems by Legrand and systems made by other manufacturers.

MyHome Driver Manager

 

DLM: an open, integrated lighting management platform

With Legrand’s digital lighting management (DLM) offer, available on the North American market, users can manage lighting in buildings for optimum energy efficiency. The DLM platform allows infrastructure control at every switch, outlet and lighting load, and it’s truly open, allowing for easy integration with heating, cooling, safety lighting and other building systems.

Digital Lighting Management offer

 

Stepping up new technology initiatives

The Internet of Things, optic fiber, wireless communication, mobile apps, measurement, sensors, Big Data and more. Legrand is convinced that new technologies—and particularly digital technologies—significantly increase the value-in-use of our products for users. As a result, in 2015 we decided to accelerate the pace of our investments in this area by launching the Eliot program to speed deployment of the Internet of Things in our offer, signing strategic partnerships and participating in many technological alliances and more. Legrand thus aims to develop connected and interoperable solutions that deliver lasting benefits to individual users and professionals alike.

The Eliot program: accelerating deployment of the Internet of Things in Legrand’s offerings

Legrand is convinced that the Internet of Things has opened a new era in construction, and in 2015 the Group launched Eliot, a new program that will accelerate development of Legrand’s connected offer. As part of this program the Group set targets that include achieving double-digit average annual growth in sales of connected products by 2020 and doubling the number of our connected product families from 20 in 2014 to 40 in 2020. By year-end 2015, results were ahead of schedule, with in particular nearly 34% total growth in sales of connected products.

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Collaborative agreements and strategic partnerships

Legrand is signing collaborative agreements and strategic partnerships with well-known players to develop connected, interoperable solutions with lasting benefits for individual users and professionals alike. Since 2015, Legrand has thus worked with Nest on using the Nest Weave communications protocol in the Group’s connected offering, and in France Legrand has partnered with La Poste to make its connected offer compatible with the Digital Hub provided by La Poste. Legrand is also collaborating with Samsung to develop offerings that improve hotel room management and comfort.

Technology alliances to promote interoperability

Legrand is a member of many technology alliances. These include the AllSeen Alliance—the world’s largest consortium dedicated to enabling the interoperability of the products, systems and services that make up the Internet of Things—and the ZigBee® Alliance. ZigBee® is an open, global wireless standard for the Internet of Things.

Legrand invests in a round of financing
for Netatmo

In 2015 Legrand participated in a round of financing for Netatmo, a French specialist in connected devices for the home. In addition to giving Legrand close contact with a market player well-known for its proactive stance and innovative know-how, this link-up will facilitate potential future collaboration between Legrand and Netatmo in developing interoperable electrical and digital infrastructure products with enhanced value in use.

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Legrand attends CES in Las Vegas

In early 2016, Legrand attended the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas for the second year running. Legrand was present at the AllSeen Alliance, Zigbee Alliance and La Poste booths, testifying to the scope of its know-how in, and during the show Legrand unveiled a selection of innovative, connected solutions with lasting benefits for users.

 

Breaking new ground

Every year, Legrand dedicates an average of 4% to 5% of sales to Research & Development—a significant investment that is used to explore new areas and anticipate user needs. The Legrand design team also does exploratory, pioneering work, creating avant-garde concepts and blazing a trail into the future.

Green'up: plugs and charging stations
for electric vehicles

Designed and developed by Legrand, Green’up is a comprehensive, innovative range of plugs and charging stations for both electric and hybrid vehicles. The newest addition to the range is the Green'up Premium station: designed for both residential and commercial use, it adapts to all vehicle models and offers multiple recharging speeds.

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FLOCOON Pixel: blazing a trail
for tomorrow’s electrical command

FLOCOON Pixel is a cutting-edge electrical control concept that uses a revolutionary shape and all-new command concept to create a new relationship between humans and their habitat. Inspired by connected objects, FLOCOON Pixel uses interactivity and a perfect fusion of function and finish to explore smart, intuitive management of home controls. With this avant-garde concept, users can play and create their own commands from simple, instinctive motions. With FLOCOON Pixel, turning lights up or down almost becomes a game, offering a glimpse of tomorrow’s electrical controls.

Intervox solution pour l'assistance à l'autonomie

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Message of, the CEO

Chairman’s message

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Le design chez Legrand

Design at Legrand

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Guide international

New Economies

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Guide international

New Business Segments

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2015 facts and figures

2015 Key figures

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The Legrand social networks

Legrand and the social networks

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