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Leviton Expands Global Reach and Network Cabling Play with Acquisition of Brand-Rex

Jan. 8, 2016
Leviton announced the acquisition of Brand-Rex Ltd., a developer of cabling solutions for network infrastructure and industrial applications, based in Scotland.

Leviton, Melville, N.Y., announced the acquisition of Brand-Rex Ltd., a developer of cabling solutions for network infrastructure and industrial applications, based in Scotland. Brand-Rex’s proprietary cabling solutions and robust European market presence are a natural complement to Leviton Network Solutions’ existing network infrastructure systems offerings and strength in the Americas, Leviton said in a release.

“Leviton’s acquisition of Brand-Rex will enable Leviton to offer truly end-to-end global solutions to our customers, while ensuring they receive the same high-quality products and services they’ve come to expect,” said Daryoush Larizadeh, president and CEO of Leviton. “The natural synergies between Leviton and Brand-Rex allow for a pure growth opportunity as we strengthen and expand our geographic and vertical industry presence.”

Brand-Rex will provide cabling to complement Leviton’s connectivity solutions in Europe, the Middle East, Mexico, Latin America and Asia. Over time, Leviton will use this new expanded geographic presence and logistics infrastructure to offer a wide range of Leviton products in these markets. Leviton will continue its existing cable supplier partnerships to meet the unique needs and specifications of customers in the United States.

Brand-Rex will join the Leviton Network Solutions division and will continue to be managed by Martin Hanchard, reporting directly to Ross Goldman. Leviton and Brand-Rex will maintain their separate sales and distribution channels, as well as existing manufacturing operations.

Other recent Leviton acquisitions include Intense Lighting last June; 2014 purchases of BitWise Controls and ClickOn Technology; and JCC Advanced Lighting in 2013.