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Schneider Electric Acquires Viconics Electronics of Canada
Transaction expands and strengthens Schneider Electric’s energy management leadership position
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass., USA – June 23, 2011 – Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management, has acquired the assets and daily operations of Viconics Electronics Inc. of Quebec, Canada.
For 30 years Viconics has been an industry leader in electronic controls for building automation and energy management. Its focus on factory-programmed, field-configurable, stand-alone and networked communicating wall-mounted temperature controllers has set the standard in the industry and driven results for customers. The products include network-ready solutions using BACnet®, Lontalk® and Wireless Zigbee® communications, as well as power controls for electric heat, sensors, and controllers for humidity. The products are designed for ease of installation and commissioning, optimized energy savings, and improved occupant comfort.
“At Schneider Electric, we’re focused on providing best-in-class products and complete solutions for managing the world’s energy,” said Michel Ramser, vice president, Offer Management for the Buildings Business of Schneider Electric. “With the acquisition of Viconics, we’ve added a premier, easy-to-apply, energy-saving, retrofit product line to our portfolio. And for our new customers from Viconics as well as our existing customers, we look forward to leveraging a more complete range of energy management solutions.”
“Given our long history and successful partnership with Schneider Electric, we are extremely excited to join forces with a global leader in energy management,” said Louis Viglione, founder of Viconics. “This acquisition, which carries forward the expertise of our employees, our established brand and advanced product range, is a great fit for Viconics. As with Schneider Electric, our products are proven to deliver energy efficiency. In fact, they are highly complementary, and it would be difficult to imagine a better fit.”
About Schneider Electric
As a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leadership positions in energy and infrastructure, industrial processes, building automation, and data centers/networks, as well as a broad presence in residential applications. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, and efficient, the company's 110,000 plus employees achieved sales of more than $26 billion in 2010, through an active commitment to help individuals and organizations “Make the most of their energy.”
For more information visit www.schneider-electric.com
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