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Legrand North and Central acquires Kenall

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. – Legrand, North and Central America  (LNCA), a specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructuresannounced that it has acquired Kenall, a manufacturer of lighting and control solutions for commercial, industrial and institutional buildings. 


December 21, 2018
By SP&T Staff
SP&T Staff


LNCA says that it has a strong presence in the lighting market and adding Kenall to its portfolio gives the company the ability to participate in additional market segments, with products that customers demand, while appealing further to the lighting specification community.

Kenall provides lighting solutions for high abuse environments such as hospitals, schools, public buildings, food processing, transportation and correctional facilities. 

“We’ve seen tremendous growth in the specialty and architectural lighting segments through commercial, industrial and institutional channels,” said LNCA president & CEO, John Selldorff, in a prepared statement. “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.” 

 “We are excited by the opportunity to leverage Legrand’s broad lighting and IoT capabilities to deliver more comprehensive solutions to our customers,” said Jim Hawkins, chairman & 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.”