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Legrand Acquires QMotion Advanced Shading Systems

Legrand Strengthens and Extends Lighting Control, Comfort and Energy Solutions to Include Shading Systems for Residential and Light-Commercial Markets

Legrand, North America has acquired QMotion, maker of advanced window shading systems. QMotion will become part of Legrand’s North American Building Control Systems (BCS) business.

QMotion’s window shading systems will integrate with the intelligent lighting control and automation solutions offered by Legrand BCS. This creates a more comprehensive portfolio of advanced solutions that provide energy efficiency and lighting control for residential and light-commercial applications, according to the company.

“I’ve very much enjoyed working with my team to design and manufacture high-quality, automated shading solutions for applications where hard wired solutions are not feasible,” said Willis Mullet, owner and CEO of QMotion. “I am confident this acquisition by Legrand will continue QMotion’s strong growth and provide further advancements into the commercial shading market along with lighting and smart home integration systems.”

The addition of QMotion’s advanced shading solutions will strengthen Legrand’s impact on the energy efficiency, productivity, safety, security and aesthetics of the places its customers live and work, the company says.

“This acquisition is about providing better solutions for controlling light and energy in different spaces. This goes beyond managing just artificial light; it’s about glare reduction, reducing heat load, scene setting and other automated controls for managing light and energy,” said John Selldorff, president and CEO, Legrand, North America. “QMotion products offer some unique functionality and energy-efficient benefits that will differentiate us from anything else in the market.”