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  Strong growth potential... 

Karine Alquier-Caro
Group VP – Export Operations

  • New economies:




    of 2013 group sales

  • + 6.1%

    sales growth in 2013 at constant scope of consolidation and exchange rates

Markets with high potential

New economies—including China, India, Russia, Brazil, Mexico and Chile—are characterized by growing GDP over the long term, booming demographics, an expanding middle class and rising investments. Growth in all these areas fuels strong demand for innovative infrastructures used in housing and other buildings—and that means significant medium- and long-term growth potential for Legrand.

Priority markets for Legrand

Over the past ten years, the Group has more than doubled its exposure to these markets of tomorrow, which accounted for nearly 40% of consolidated sales in 2013.

Fueling growth with innovation and acquisitions

Legrand draws on its two growth engines to gain ground in new economies: organic growth, fueled by innovation and regular new-product launches, and acquisitions.


Innovation drives growth in the new economies

Glint: a wiring device range for India's economy segment

At the end of 2013, Legrand rolled out its new Glint wiring device range in India. In addition to appealing design, its modular concept is a key asset in meeting changes and expectations in the Indian economy segment.

Linkeo structured cabling systems for high-performance digital infrastructures

As the entry-segment range for LCS², Linkeo's new VDI enclosures offering is designed to provide the essential functions for data cabling. Thanks to a series of accessories associated with Linkeo enclosures, installers now have a comprehensive offering that can meet all of the requirements of commercial projects.

Enhanced power products offering in China and Russia

In 2013 Legrand deployed its power products range, most notably in China and Russia, launching MCB TX3 circuit breakers.

Acquisitions in markets with high potential

Legrand is also expanding in new economies by pursuing its strategy of targeted, self-financed acquisitions of small and mid-size companies with strong positions in promising markets. Businesses in new economies have accounted for over 40% of acquired sales since 2004.


Legrand's 2013 acquisition of Seico, the Saudi leader in industrial metal cable trays, expanded the group's presence in this country, a fast-growing market where it already leads the field in wiring devices. The move also strengthens Legrand's positions in the oil and gas vertical market in the Gulf.

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The acquisition of Adlec, one of India's main producers of distribution boards, strengthens Legrand's presence with the country's key players in power distribution. It also rounds out Legrand's presence in India, where the group already holds many leading positions.