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ABB targets building automation solutions with Newron acquisition


August 6, 2013
By Anthony Capkun

August 6, 2013 – ABB has acquired French software company Newron System S.A. to “expand its market reach and offering for channel partners in automation solutions for buildings”. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Newron develops software for building automation solutions and sells it via high-end distributors and installers. The software enables devices—such as blinds controls and lights—to communicate with each other and be managed centrally.

ABB says Newron’s software complements its product range by adding flexible automation solutions to the offering. The company will be integrated into ABB’s Low Voltage Products (LP) division.

Newron System’s managing directors, Serge Le Men and Daniel Zotti, said that joining ABB would accelerate the growth of the business. “We are glad to become part of the strong ABB team,” Le Men said. “With ABB’s resources, Newron System will extend its reach and offering, generating further growth,” Zotti added.