Legrand’s growth is powered by several factors. These include major social trends such as environmental awareness and aging populations; new end-user needs shaped by changing lifestyles; and development of new technologies, particularly in response to the Internet of Things. At the same time, new economies have significant needs for electrical and digital building infrastructures—another area of significant long-term growth potential.
MEGATRENDS AND NEW ECONOMIES REPRESENT SIGNIFICANT GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES
Finding opportunity in long-term change
Digital convergence and the digital economy are revolutionizing today's lifestyles, opening the way to intelligent solutions for buildings, with interactive new infrastructures that can handle rising data volumes. At the same time, consumers are responding to concerns about the environment, climate change and energy resources by becoming more and more energy-conscious. The quest for energy-efficient buildings has been more relevant than ever.
Legrand is meeting these new needs by developing innovative solutions for buildings, particularly in the areas of digital infrastructure, energy efficiency, home systems and assisted living.
Managing and controlling the flow of data in smart buildings
Changing technologies are increasing the volume and complexity of data flowing through buildings—which means that they need stronger, richer electrical and digital infrastructures. Legrand has responded by developing products and systems to equip buildings with smart digital infrastructures that can handle data flows and manage a wide range of equipment.
Worldwide, there was an average of nearly 2.75 connected objects per person in 2018.
By 2022 that number should reach an average of 4.86
Source: Rethink Research
Estimated growth in the number of connected objects deployed in commercial buildings between 2018 and 2022.
Source : Berg Insight
LCS3: Legrand’s latest range of structured cabling solutions
LCS3 is Legrand’s new range of structured cabling solutions in copper and optic fiber. These innovative, high-performance products help users handle expanding data volumes, the growing number of networks and the need for higher data rates—while simultaneously offering an optimized footprint and easy maintenance. And the LCS3 range includes new connectors designed to withstand even the most critical environments, including data centers.
KONTOUR KXC: Ergonomic monitors
Legrand’s new Kontour KXC solutions feature innovative monitor arms and screen mounts, using the latest technologies to create a more productive, more comfortable working environment.
Fiber enclosures for US data centers
Infinium high-definition fiber enclosures for data centers and building networks are just one example of Legrand’s continuing commitment to innovation in the United States. Among other attractive benefits, these high-density enclosures are easy to install and operate.
Monitoring and measuring energy for optimum consumption
Legrand reduces the environmental impact of buildings by designing products and systems with presence detectors, power-measurement tools and other solutions that manage energy more intelligently and cut consumption.
About 35% of the world’s energy is consumed by buildings
Source: International Energy Agency (IEA)
New smart electrical panels
Drivia with Netatmo, Legrand’s first smart electrical panel, consists of a range of smart modules installed directly in the panel. It complements and is fully compatible with the Group’s ranges of connected user interfaces, enabling users to track and control energy consumption from day to day.
Eco-meters with NFC technology
With Legrand’s smart eco-meters, home owners can measure their energy consumption in real time. These easy-to-install devices can be programmed using NFC(1) functions, making them intuitive and easy to use.
(1) NFC = Near Field Communication.
IME: A comprehensive range of measurement products
Sold under the IME brand, Legrand’s measuring instruments allow users to monitor, control and manage electrical systems, reducing consumption and boosting energy efficiency.
Making home more comfortable
Home systems give users a whole new concept of home, enabling them to manage every function in the building—tracking consumption, controlling security and lighting, managing audio systems and more.
"A new concept of home."
Innovation & New Usages Marketing Manager / User Interfaces
Smart Door Lock & Keys: Everyday comfort and peace of mind
Netatmo Smart Door Lock & Keys, unveiled at CES 2020 in Las Vegas, makes homes safer and gives users more day-to-day freedom by enabling them to manage and share access to their homes easily and safely. To lock or unlock the door, users can insert the smart key in the lock, like a conventional key, or use the Netatmo Security app.
Smarther with Netatmo: Legrand’s new connected thermostat for Europe
Smarther with Netatmo is a next-generation thermostat with more intuitive control of heating and air conditioning, allowing residents to adapt the temperature to their needs in real time. Smarther with Netatmo is compatible with Legrand’s Home + Control app, and like the Group’s other connected ranges, it can be controlled locally or remotely by smartphone, and by voice command. This innovative product will be rolled out on European markets during 2020.
First connected video door entry system on the market
Legrand’s Classe 300X connected video door system is the first on the market.
Users can use a smartphone or tablet to control door access and interact with visitors via voice and video, either remotely or in the home.
Intuitive management with My Home
With the My Home system, users can monitor and manage their homes, and it’s compatible with the most advanced wiring devices. It’s also easy to control the new Living Now series remotely with smartphone or tablet with the companion app.
New connected door-entry system
Classe 100x, Legrand’s latest range of connected door-entry systems, was successfully launched in 2019. Designed for both private homes and commercial spaces, it enables voice and video contact with individuals requesting entry, and it can be used locally or remotely, from a smartphone, tablet or car.
Adapting and securing the home for better living—at home
From lighted paths and tablet-driven communications systems to “living scenarios” and more, Legrand develops innovative solutions that help everyone live at home longer.
Between 2019 and 2050, the number of people older than 80 is expected to triple
Source : UN
Legrand actimetry systems keep residents safe, even as needs for assistance increase
In addition to conventional pendant call systems, Legrand develops comprehensive actimetry systems with sensor devices that can locate residents, monitor behavior and habits, measure health patterns, detect falls, track temperature in the home in real time, and more. These connected sensors analyze incoming data and send alerts to relatives or care providers if necessary. In 2018 the Group launched a number of new solutions, including Novo Neat.
Tynetec alarms: Living at home longer
A longstanding player in the silver market, Legrand designs residential systems that enable assistance and independence, so that everyone can live in their own home longer. Legrand has been a key player in the digital transformation of this market and is expanding the use cases for its products. These include Reach Digital Alarm solutions, developed by Tynetec in the United Kingdom, which automatically alert assistance services in the event of an emergency.
New economies: long-term growth potential for Legrand
Around 10% of the world’s population still has no access to electricity, and in many countries the middle class is expected to grow significantly. For Legrand, these trends point to attractive long-term growth potential in new-economy markets, as power generation and distribution infrastructures expand.
To gain ground in new economies, Legrand relies on the same two growth engines it uses in mature countries: organic growth powered by commercial initiatives and innovation, with a steady stream of new-product launches, and external growth through selective acquisitions.
New economies accounted for over 27% of Legrand sales in 2019
Legrand products are sold in nearly 130 economies.
India: New RX3 C-Curve circuit breaker
Developed for the “residential” and “neighborhood business” segments of the Indian market, Legrand’s new modular RX3 C-Curve circuit breakers are optimized to meet the needs of both electricians/installers and end users. Effective and reliable, they are very easy to install and make buildings safer by enhancing their electrical protection.
Living Now with Netatmo launches in Peru
Legrand continued to roll out connected ranges in 2019, including the new Living Now with Netatmo connected user interface collection, which launched successfully in Peru.
New Innoval location opens in Morocco
In 2019 Legrand inaugurated a new Innoval location in Morocco. The new center will serve as both a showcase and a powerful training tool, allowing users to experience life with Legrand.
Eliot expands to Eastern Europe
In 2019 Legrand began deploying the Eliot program in Eastern Europe, continuing to expand its worldwide connected solutions offer. In Bulgaria, for example, the Group launched Valena Life with Netatmo, its new range of connected user interfaces.