As one of the world’s leading manufacturers of electrical equipment, cable management systems and wiring accessories, the Legrand Group has been in existence for over 150 years and since 1949 has focused exclusively on the development and production of products for electrical and digital building infrastructures.
The group employs some 31 000 people and currently attains over EURO 4 billion turnover. Legrand operates globally and has a presence in more than 70 countries with subsidiaries and representative offices, claiming that close to two-thirds of sales are made with products ranking No 1 or No 2 in their market, including especially prominent positions in France, Italy, the US, Brazil, Russia, India, China and Mexico.
A century of corporate history is clearly an asset for the company which, since it was founded, has continually demonstrated its ability to adapt to changing market trends, resulting in the business gradually advancing to become a world leader in electrical and digital building infrastructures.
To date Legrand has more than 4 000 active patents with the accent on innovation, protection of the environment and the enhancement of human assets, and has a mission to become a leader in electrical intelligence with innovative solutions and services, from the most common functions – protection, distribution, control of electricity – through to integrated systems and the management of electrical installations and information networks in homes, offices and industries.
Through its South African subsidiary opened in 1985, Legrand has developed a comprehensive distribution network across Southern Africa, representing the Legrand Group’s business interests in Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Lesotho and Swaziland, marketing a high-quality product range and a comprehensive solution for the distribution of power and data, from switches and sockets to home automation solutions.
In cable management, Legrand carries a complete system of trunking, columns and technical flooring which is in total synergy with the company’s data network structural cabling. This, together with a full range of MCBs and MCCBs up to 4000A, together with cabling accessories and XL3 enclosures, allows Legrand to be specialised in electrical equipment.
Legrand South Africa benefits from the Group’s ongoing research and has an edge on product design, selection, cost efficiency, safety and reliability of equipment.
In addition, Legrand is determined to extend its operations further and continues to provide products that are manufactured to IEC requirements in ISO 9000:2000 factories and endorsed locally by the SABS in order to meet the specific requirements of the Southern African market, and is committed to work closely and efficiently with specifiers, investors, installers and distributors of electrical equipment, as well as providing sales support, technical advisory service and ongoing training programmes.
In meeting the demands of the market Legrand has a complete offering, tailored to the commercial, industrial and residential markets, making it a worldwide reference point. Control and monitoring of installations, cable management, power distribution, distribution of “voice-data-image” systems… Legrand provides numerous solutions for managing lighting, heating, energy, networks and access in buildings. Its product offering is particularly extensive, with over 178 000 products in its catalogues.