19-Jan-2016
Groundbreaking Ceremony for Distech Controls’ New European Headquarters: Set to reinforce presence throughout Europe and Africa
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Lyon, France, January 14, 2016 – Distech Controls​, an innovation leader in energy management solutions, today held the official groundbreaking ceremony for its new European headquarters in Brignais. The 2,500 sq. m building, replacing the current European headquarters located in Brindas, is scheduled to open its doors at the end of 2016.

The new building will occupy twice the current area, providing the necessary space to support the company’s growth. With Distech Controls’ global headquarters located in Montreal, Canada, this new office will allow for the company to best serve and support its clients throughout all of Europe and 44 countries within Africa.

“This ceremony is a true representation of Distech Controls’ commitment to the European market. Our new building symbolizes our ongoing dedication to innovation, and our passion for the success of our customers and employees,” said Mélanie Martinez, Marketing & Communication Manager at Distech Controls SAS.

The head office has been designed to offer an efficient, comfortable, and pleasant work environment for the Distech Controls team and visiting clients. Outfitted with Distech Controls’ building automation products and Acuity Brands’ lighting offering, the new building will provide a technological showcase for the company’s energy efficient solutions. The state-of-the-art building will feature HVAC, lighting, shades and access control to achieve the highest levels of comfort for occupants, while increasing operational cost savings.

“We have chosen to build Distech Controls’ new European head office in Brignais given the town’s strategic location. Situated directly on a major motorway, Brignais can easily be accessed from Lyon’s airport and train stations, greatly facilitating access for both Distech Controls’ customers and employees,” said Martin Villeneuve, Vice-President Europe Africa & Managing Director of Distech Controls SAS.   

General contractor and architectural firm Acte I​​ has been entrusted with the construction of the new European headquarters.

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About Distech Controls

An innovation leader in energy management solutions, Distech Controls provides unique building management technologies and services that optimize energy efficiency and comfort in buildings, while reducing operating costs.  We deliver Innovative Solutions for Greener Buildings™ through our passion for innovation, quality, customer satisfaction, and sustainability. The company serves multiple market segments through its worldwide business divisions, service offices and a superior network of Authorized Partners. Distech Controls Inc. is a subsidiary of Acuity Brands Lighting, Inc. For more information visit www.distech-controls.com​.

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