• 03-DEC-2018

Distech Controls Hosts Canadian Ambassador at the European Head Office in Lyon; A Focus on Uniting the Innovation Ecosystem Between French-Speaking Communities

Canadian Ambassador Visit
[Brignais, France, November 15, 2018] – Distech Controls, an innovation leader connecting people with intelligent building solutions, hosted the Canadian Ambassador Isabelle Hudon at the company’s European headquarters in Brignais, France on Wednesday, November 14, 2018. The Canadian Ambassador is in Lyon to meet with those engaged in the Canada-France relationship. This is notably on the occasion of the inauguration of the new consulate of Canada and of  “Entretiens Jacques Cartier”, which aims to promote unique innovation ecosystems that bring together the territory of Quebec, Canada and the region of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France.
“We share a common interest with the Canadian Embassy as our mission is to connect people with intelligent building solutions. This successful visit aims to maximise and highlight the economic opportunities Distech Controls can bring to the market through its technological know-how and advanced solutions.” said Martin Villeneuve, President of Distech Controls. “They already know our products as the embassy of Canada in Paris features our solutions.”
The former business woman and ambassador is a well-established pioneer who was the first woman to lead the Board of Trade for Montreal, Canada. During her French trip, the Ambassador toured Distech Control’s technology showcase and met with the Distech Controls’ team based in France. Paul Minssieux, Mayor of Brignais; Jean Louis Imbert, President of the CCVG; and Evelyne Galera, VP CCVG of Economic & Business Development also took part in the visit.
Reflecting Distech Controls’ vision of a comfortable, energy efficient and connected environment, the office is outfitted with the company’s building automation solutions for HVAC, lighting, sunblind and access control, including ECLYPSE™ BACnet/IP and Wi-Fi Connected Controllers, which are a technological showcase for energy efficient products and Internet of Things solutions.
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About Distech Controls
An innovation leader in energy management solutions, Distech Controls provides unique building management technologies and services that optimise 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 Authorised System Integrators. Distech Controls, Inc. is a subsidiary of Acuity Brands Lighting, Inc. For more information visit www.distech-controls.com
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About Acuity Brands
Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI) is the North American market leader and one of the world’s leading providers of lighting and building management solutions. With fiscal year 2018 net sales of $3.7 billion, Acuity Brands currently employs approximately 13,000 associates and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia with operations throughout North America, and in Europe and Asia. The Company’s products and solutions are sold under various brands, including Lithonia Lighting®, Holophane®, Aculux®, American Electric Lighting®, Antique Street Lamps™, Atrius™, DGLogik™, Distech Controls®, DTL®, eldoLED®, Gotham®, Healthcare Lighting®, Hydrel®, Indy™, IOTA®, Juno®, Lucid®, Mark Architectural Lighting™, nLight®, Peerless®, RELOC® Wiring, ROAM®, Sensor Switch®, Sunoptics® and Winona® Lighting.  Visit us at www.acuitybrands.com
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