Legrand, world leading manufacturers of products and systems for electrical and digital building infrastructures, opened a South African subsidiary in Johannesburg 30 years ago.
To celebrate this milestone, the company hosted a function for customers, architects, contractors, consultants and interior designers, as well as friends from the media. A highlight of the event was the announcement of Legrand’s new general manager, Johan Bosch.
“Legrand’s environmentally approach to constantly changing global markets, encompasses ongoing technological developments of the company’s extensive product portfolio. Energy efficiency, quality power supply, optimum safety and enhanced aesthetics are critical in the advancement of all Legrand systems,” states Johan Bosch, general manager, Legrand SA. “The company has made a substantial investment in research, development and design, to adapt products specifically to the South African market.
“Many products in Legrand’s range have been awarded SABS certification. This mark enhances quality systems like IEC and ISO 9001, to give users the pledge that products have been manufactured in accordance with stringent specifications, in terms of design, development, production, installation and servicing.
“Legrand’s extensive range features innovative systems to meet exact user demands, also allowing for simple and efficient installation and modification.”
The latest trend in the development of new systems – including lighting and motion management systems – is to make industrial, commercial and domestic buildings more energy efficient. There is also an important focus in South Africa on enhanced safety. New Legrand CCTV solutions, emergency lighting devices, home automation solutions and video door entry systems have recently been launched to the local market.
Legrand systems include power distribution, switches and sockets, residential and lighting management components, cable management and structured cabling, as well as connection products.
These flexible systems provide solutions in installations in residential, hospitality, office, retail and educational environments. Products and systems are also designed for data centres and industrial applications.
The company benefits from the Group’s ongoing research and development programme and close international ties give the local operation the edge on product design, selection, cost efficiency, safety and reliability of equipment.
Today, Legrand SA has a comprehensive distribution network across Southern Africa. The Group, with a 4, 5-billion EUR turnover, employs a team of about 35 000 people in more than 70 countries.