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Engenuity Systems and Furukawa Electric Team to Bring LonMark and LonWorks Products to Japan

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(Chandler, Arizona) - Engenuity Systems, Inc. (Chandler, AZ) and Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. (Sendai, Japan) announced they have signed an agreement paving the way to improve LonWorks product availability in Japan. The agreement outlines the framework for an alliance between the two companies that will make Engenuity's vast LonMark and LonWorks product line available exclusively to Furukawa Electric Co. in the Japanese market. The relationship will bring more than a thousand products from more than forty manufacturers to the rapidly growing market. 

Aiming to duplicate Engenuity's successful business model in Japan, Furukawa will market, sell and provide technical support for the products offered and will stock products most often used by their customers. Both companies believe this relationship will quickly increase the accessibility of LonWorks products to systems integrators and general construction companies where the technology has been drawing an increasing amount of attention. 

"We see this relationship as not only a great opportunity for Engenuity Systems and all of our manufacturers, but also an opportunity to increase the visibility of the LonMark organization and LonMark products in this rapidly growing market," said Tracy Markie, president of Engenuity Systems Inc. Katsuhiro Moizumi, Ph.D., executive vice president of Furukawa Electric Co. adds, "This relationship allows us to quickly address a growing need for LonMark certified and LonWorks products here in Japan. It enables us to immediately offer a broad product range providing our customers with what they need to implement truly open systems for their customers." 

Control Solutions, Inc Furukawa and Engenuity are both active members of the LonMark organization and both serve as associate level members of the LonMark board of directors. In addition, each participates in their respective LonMark marketing task group for their regions. To find out more about Engenuity Systems, Inc. or Furukawa Electric Co. please visit their respective websites, www.engenuity.com and www.furukawa-denki.com

About Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. Furukawa is a system integrator with affiliate companies throughout Japan. Established in 1947, the company specializes in designing and manufacturing control panels and electronic systems, as well as installing building automation systems using LonWorks. For more information about Furukawa, call +81-22-236-6031, email moizumi-k@furukawa-denki.com or visit www.furukawa-denki.com.

About Engenuity Systems, Inc. Engenuity Systems, Inc. is the world's largest distributor of LONWORKS-based products. They have been supplying LONWORKS-based products to the industrial control market and building automation industry since 1994. The company currently offers more than 1500 products from over 50 manufacturers. More information about their complete line of products can be found by visiting www.engenuity.com, or by emailing info@engenuity.com.

LonMark and LONWORKS are registered trademarks of Echelon Corporation in San Jose, CA. All other trademarks are registered to their respective owners.

 


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