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Kenall acquired by Legrand North and Central

Monday, January 14, 2019

Legrand, North and Central America (LNCA) recently announced its acquisition of Kenall, manufacturer of energy efficient and sustainable specification grade lighting and control solutions for commercial, industrial and institutional buildings. LNCA’s addition of Kenall to its portfolio allows the company to participate in additional market segments.

Kenall was founded over 55 years ago, and has since experienced consistent growth to become a leader in the specialty lighting segment (dedicated to specialized applications and critical non-residential environments); providing intelligent, durable and sustainable lighting solutions for high impact environments, such as hospitals, schools, public buildings, food processing, transportation and correctional facilities. Their solutions, along with LNCA’s other lighting entities and business lines, will allow the company to deliver more tailored products to the industry.

“We’ve seen tremendous growth in the specialty and architectural lighting segments through commercial, industrial and institutional channels,” said John Selldorff, LNCA president and CEO, in a press release. “With the acquisition of Kenall, Legrand expands its ability to bring innovative, intelligent, and solution-oriented products to new market segments enabling us to meet our customer’s evolving needs. Kenall’s unique products, customer focus, and innovative technology align perfectly with Legrand’s strategic market approach.”

Together, the two brands will be better positioned to create and support a broader range of lighting and controls solutions to meet their customers’ needs.

“We are excited by the opportunity to leverage Legrand’s broad lighting and IoT capabilities to deliver more comprehensive solutions to our customers,” added Jim Hawkins, Chairman and CEO of Kenall. “Kenall, as part of Legrand, will continue to offer expertise in specification-driven markets with stringent requirements, while also meeting shorter lead-times for our customers, ensuring exceptional quality and performance, as well as a willingness to support modifications and customization.”

Despite the acquisition, Kenall will remain an independently operated, self-directed company.

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