Group, Acquisition |02.23.2012
Legrand continues to expand in digital infrastructures by acquiring Aegide in the Netherlands
- Legrand announces the acquisition of Aegide, market leader in VDI (Voice, Data, Image) cabinets for data centers in the Netherlands and a front-running European contender in this market
- Legrand thus strengthens its positions in the fast-growing digital infrastructure segment
After purchasing Electrorack in the US, Legrand is pursuing its development in the data-center market and today announced the acquisition of Aegide, one of the major European contenders in data-center racks and cabinets. Aegide leads the Dutch market and has strong positions in several other European countries including Belgium, Switzerland and France.
Aegide’s product ranges (cabinets, racks and related products) are sold under the Minkels brand in particular and are an ideal complement to Legrand’s offer for data centers (wire-mesh cable management, modular UPS, busbars and VDI connectivity). Aegide’s sales network and expertise will also give Legrand access to the main European players in the fast-growing data-center market. Legrand is thus strengthening its positions in the digital infrastructure business, where prospects are very promising.
Based near Eindhoven, Aegide has 170 employees and sales of €36 million.