Legrand, North America Acquires Original Cast Lighting, Inc.
West Hartford, Connecticut
February 1, 2017
Legrand, North America, today announced that it has acquired Original Cast Lighting, Inc. (OCL), a lighting manufacturer based in St. Louis, MO, that offers decorative and custom lighting fixtures designed with the latest technology for commercial applications.
“This market continues to grow as digital technology transforms product offerings, while lighting designers and specifiers drive demand for more innovative and contemporary lighting solutions,” said John Selldorff, CEO, Legrand North and Central America. “The acquisition by Legrand will strengthen OCL’s ability to offer a full complement of innovative, attractive, and solution-oriented lighting products that meet customers’ evolving needs and transform the spaces where our customers live and work.”
Moving forward, OCL will continue to operate as a standalone business within Legrand, North America. “For over 44 years, OCL has been dedicated to designing lighting fixtures that enhance building environments, create energy savings, and respond to the evolving needs of the design community,” said Josh Shapiro, President, OCL. “Joining forces with Legrand, North America will enable us to greatly enhance our ability to expand our product offerings and to bring those products to market much faster than we could have in the past.”
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Legrand is a global specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructures. Its comprehensive offering of solutions for use in commercial, industrial and residential markets makes it a benchmark for customers worldwide. Innovation for a steady flow of new products with high added value is a prime vector for growth, including, in particular, connected devices stemming from Legrand’s global Eliot (Electricity and IoT) program. Legrand reported sales of $5.3 billion in 2015. Legrand has a strong presence in North and Central America, with a portfolio of well-known product lines that include C2G, Cablofil, Electrorack, Luxul, Middle Atlantic, Nuvo, On-Q, Ortronics, Pass & Seymour, Pinnacle, QMotion, Quiktron, Raritan, Solarfective, Vantage, Wattstopper, and Wiremold. Legrand is listed on Euronext Paris and is a component stock of indexes including the CAC40, FTSE4Good, MSCI World, ASPI, Corporate Oekom Rating and DJSI (ISIN code FR0010307819) www.legrand.us.
About Original Cast Lighting, Inc.
Original Cast Lighting Inc., located in St. Louis, MO, is a privately held leading manufacturer of specification-grade, decorative architectural lighting products. Their products are designed to enhance building environments (or architecture), create energy savings through the use of new technologies and respond to the evolving needs of the design community. For more information visit www.ocl.com.
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Director, Corporate Communications,
Legrand, North America