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 An intelligent home enhances well-being and quality of life 

Patrice Soudan
Deputy Chief Operating Officer & Executive VP, Wiring Devices and Home Systems Division

  • Nearly

    22%

    of 2011 sales

  • +12%

    average annual growth in sales from 2001 to 2011

4 fast-growing business segments:

  • Digital infrastructures
  • Energy efficiency
  • Residential systems
  • Wire-mesh cable management

New business segments—alongside new economies—are key growth drivers at Legrand

Spurred by breakthroughs in technology and the emergence of new needs, these segments are expanding rapidly. In 2011 they accounted for nearly 22% of consolidated sales.

Fueled by sweeping social and technological change

Changing expectations, lifestyles and technology have opened up a vast array of opportunities for Legrand.

Together digital convergence and the digital economy are revolutionizing today's lifestyles. As barriers between telephony, television and internet technology crumble, "intelligent building" solutions have emerged—truly interactive new infrastructure options that can manage rising volumes of data. At the same time, concern for the environment, climate change and energy resources is making consumers more and more energy-conscious, and that makes our quest for energy-efficient buildings more timely than ever.

Innovative solutions

To meet these new needs, Legrand is developing innovative solutions for buildings.

Digital infrastructures

Legrand develops products and systems to equip buildings with smart digital infrastructures that can manage data flows—like LANs, Internet, and email—as well as equipment, from protection and access systems to lighting and energy sensors.

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LCS²: performance first

With Legrand's LCS² VDI structured cabling systems, data networks can deliver top performance, letting users create seamless, efficient infrastructure solutions—from wiring closets to workstations.

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Energy efficiency

Legrand designs products and systems for better power management and lower consumption, reducing the environmental impact of buildings. Our solutions include presence detectors and power-measurement tools such as smart meters and display screens.
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Lighting management

Lighting accounts for 30% of all power used by commercial buildings. With Legrand's lighting management systems and presence detectors, users can trim their power bills by as much as 55%.

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Residential systems

Today's residential systems are light-years beyond yesterday's electrical circuits. They literally rethink design, coordinating and guiding every function in your home, from tracking consumption to controlling comfort, security, temperature and sound systems.

My Home: premium technology

With My Home by Legrand, you can control all of your home's electrical systems—whether you're at home or away.

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Wire-mesh cable management

Legrand leads the world in wire-mesh cable management, and is revolutionizing power and telecom-cable distribution in buildings—and particularly in data centers, thanks to the dedicated Cablofil range.

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Markets with strong medium- and long-term potential

Looking to the future, Legrand is staking out positions in new markets with strong medium-term potential, from assistance for independent living, charging stations for electric vehicles and smart grids.

 
 
 
 
 
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Legrand and the social networks

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2011 facts and figures

2011 facts and figures

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