Legrand North and Central America Launch Initiative to Expand Residential and Commercial IoT Partnerships

April 18, 2019
WEST HARTFORD, CT, April 17, 2019 – Legrand North and Central America, a global innovation leader in power, light and data technologies for homes, work places and data centers today announced it is undertaking a plan to expand the scope of its strategic IoT alliances for both residential and commercial applications.

Since launching Eliot, the company’s global IoT program in 2016, Legrand has forged over 50 global partnerships, working with some of the world’s largest companies in the consumer electronics, hospitality and automotive markets. Additionally, the company’s comprehensive developer program and simple APIs enable partners to quickly design and integrate Legrand interoperability into their solutions.

“We believe in strengthening our partnerships and collaborating with other manufacturers that share our vision for purposeful design and delivering a more valuable connected user experience in the future," stated Manny Linhares, Director of IoT Strategy, Legrand North and Central America. "Our underlying goal with any partner is to focus our combined innovation to make the technology experience more intuitive, provide better value, and help make the user more productive.”

Today, Legrand’s IoT partner portfolio is comprised of organizations in a range of sizes — from start-ups to leading global manufacturers, to developers and service providers. Partnering with Legrand will also provide companies with the benefit of access to new mechanical platforms, potential new customers in additional markets, and the opportunity to scale and drive new innovations through the combined resources and information of both organizations.

“The scale and ubiquity of IoT will only continue to emphasize the need for technology providers to work more closely together to create experiences that fully realize the promise of IoT and allow it to deliver a higher level of value we all know to be possible,” added Linhares.
For more information on Legrand’s Eliot program please visit: www.legrand.us/eliot
About Legrand and Legrand, North and Central America

Legrand is the global specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructures. Its comprehensive offering of solutions for use in commercial, industrial, and residential markets makes it a benchmark for customers worldwide. Drawing on an approach that involves all teams and stakeholders, Legrand is pursuing its strategy of profitable and sustainable growth driven by acquisitions and innovation, with a steady flow of new offerings—including connected products stemming from Legrand’s global Eliot (Electricity and IoT) program. Legrand is one of the most sustainable companies in the world, as ranked by the Corporate Knights, and is committed to achieving carbon, water, and waste reductions in its operations, deepening its community relationships, and continuously improving the environmental profile of its products. Legrand reported sales of around $7.1 billion (USD) in 2018. Legrand has a strong presence in North and Central America, with a portfolio of well-known market brands and product lines. Legrand is listed on Euronext Paris and is a component stock of indexes including the CAC40, www.legrand.us.


Michelle O’Brien
Director, Corporate Communications
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