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Legrand Buys CP Electronics to Build Presence in UK Lighting Controls

June 10, 2016
International electrical products manufacturer Legrand, Limoges, France, has purchased CP Electronics, London, UK, a manufacturer of lighting control systems and other electrical equipment.

International electrical products manufacturer Legrand, Limoges, France, has purchased CP Electronics, London, UK, a manufacturer of lighting control systems and other electrical equipment.

Legrand said in announcing the deal that CP Electronics complements the company’s existing offerings for the commercial market in the UK. CP Electronics primarily concentrates on electrical control equipment including programmable lighting controls, motion detectors, time switches, sensors, dimmers and HVAC controls.

CP Electronics adds to Legrand’s presence in energy-efficient lighting control, particularly its Wattstopper business in the United States. The company has over 180 employees and reports annual sales of over €30 million ($33.5 million) with around 90% of its sales coming from the UK market. It also fits with Legrand’s overhead cable management systems, busbars and floor boxes following its acquisition of Electrak in 2008.

CP Electronics will form part of a newly created energy controls business unit, run by the CP Electronics management team reporting to Tony Greig, CEO of Legrand Electric, Legrand’s UK business unit.