At Legrand, our business culture is rooted in innovation—one of our key growth drivers from the very start. We harness our know-how in technology and design to deliver safety, reliability and comfort with solutions offering high value in use across the construction industry ecosystem. Every day around the world, Legrand solutions make life easier for industry professionals and end users alike.
Around 5% of sales dedicated to R&D each year
Around 3,900 active patents in some 70 countries
Around 2,600 employees working in R&D in 2021
Over 15% of R&D staff dedicated to software in 2021
33% of sales from faster expanding segments
New products with greater value-in-use
The combined efforts of all Legrand teams keep up the pace of innovation, with a steady stream of new-product launches.
New releases include both cutting-edge technologies and the features and services built into our products. Ranges in faster expanding segments exemplify these advances, from open-source technology-based connectivity to critical infrastructure for datacenters expansion to features that track energy consumption in all types of buildings. In each case, Legrand is 100% committed to the buildings of tomorrow, with solutions that deliver more connectivity, more sustainability, more comfort and more safety.
Innovations that change lives
Down through the years, Legrand has introduced any number of pioneering innovations to the market. In France and beyond, some are now used as generic names—Colson clamps and Plexo waterproof switches and sockets, for example.
More recently, Legrand launched Drivia with Netatmo, the first smart, connected electrical panel, along with pioneering smart switches with no wires or batteries. In another breakthrough, we rolled out mission-critical lighting systems designed to disinfect sterile environments under the Kenall brand.
Drivia with Netatmo
Legrand’s first smart electrical panel
Solutions use light to disinfect sterile rooms
Innovating for greater safety and comfort
Changing lifestyles and work patterns create new needs in buildings. We’re meeting them with simple, innovative, sustainable solutions.
CLASSE 300EOS with Netatmo: much more than a door-entry system
Managed manually, with an app, or--for the first time--by integrated voice command, the new Classe 300 EOS with Netatmo is a smart door-entry system that lets users control all components of Legrand’s connected universe.
Innovative support for assisted living
IP Quiatil easy (Intervox), Reach IP (Tynetec) and Novo (Neat) terminals provide remote assistance, delivering comfort and safety and letting seniors and people with special needs stay in their own homes as long as possible.
Innovating for increasingly connected buildings
Smart power distribution units (PDUs)
Controls energy distribution in datacenters
Connected emergency lighting
Optimizes installed base maintenance
Linkeo Data Center cabinets
Optimizes white space equipment
Home + Control
Lets users manage power consumption from anywhere
Innovating to improve energy efficiency
We’re also harnessing innovation to make buildings more energy-efficient. Our offer includes solutions for every type of building-from day-to-day use of a smart home to datacenters to commercial spaces to offices. We can help all of them shrink their environmental footprint.
Tracking energy consumption in commercial buildings
Making datacenters more energy-efficient
Combining energy conservation
with a unique user experience in hotel rooms
Innovating to break new ground
Over the long term, Legrand dedicates an average 5% of sales to Research & Development each year. This gives us the resources we need to explore new areas and anticipate emerging needs in electrical and digital infrastructures for buildings. The Legrand’s Design team also does pioneering work to create avant-garde concepts.
Expanding built-in voice assistance
For years, Legrand has partnered with international digital players to create new services incorporating voice assistance. We brought the first voice-controlled connected switch to market, and we continue to build this key function into offers such as our all-new Classe 300 EOS connected video door-entry system.
In partnership with France’s Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), Legrand developed an innovative connected switch solution with no wires or batteries. Thanks to an energy harvesting mechanism, these next-generation switches combine an all-new connected comfort experience with reduced environmental impact.
SHOWROOMS FOR INNOVATION
Legrand showrooms highlight our innovative capacity all over the world. They give visitors a single space to explore unique new experiences and immerse themselves in a world of innovation and design. Interactive and connected, the’yre an ideal place to get inspired and share ideas, and some locations offer training on our Group’s pioneering solutions. We now have some 100 showrooms around the world—open to everyone in the electrical sector and to all Group customers.