QMotion Makes Huge Leaps in Shading Systems Market after a Stellar 2016 January 3rd, 2017

PENSACOLA, Fla., January 11, 2017 – QMotion celebrates its one-year anniversary of its acquisition by Legrand, North and Central America by reflecting on brand and industry growth. In 2016, QMotion continued to provide customers with top-notch products and customer service that met the needs of integrators. The company also introduced new solutions into the marketplace such as the Qadvanced Motorized Roller Shades with ZigBee Home Automation v1.2 and Qadvanced Intelligent System Motorized Roller Shade Collection (QIS). These efforts placed QMotion in the CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis for the fourth year in a row, with an impressive 22 percent increase in integrators using QMotion since 2015.

The CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis surveys the highest-revenue integrators to find the top brands in each industry. Ranging from Architectural Loudspeakers to Security and Fire Systems, the report covers every type of consumer electronic and analyzes the top brands in each category. In the 2016 report QMotion was recognized by 33 percent of the top integrators in the Motorized Window Treatments category, surpassing Crestron, which was recognized by a quarter of the integrators.

“We are consistently working with our dealers and automation system integration partners for feedback and input to guide product development for exclusive solutions,” said Joe Selogy, President of QMotion. “We strive to exceed the standards of the industry by engineering our products to be easy to program and install, maintaining a proud reputation of truly innovative solutions supported by all hands on deck customer service.”

The December 2015 acquisition by Legrand, North and Central America has provided QMotion with a host of new partnership opportunities and product channels that have expanded sales options. QMotion is part of Legrand’s Building Control Systems division, which includes leading brands Solarfective, Vantage, and Wattstopper that bring together the industry’s best and broadest selection of integrated and proven automated lighting control and advanced shading solutions for residential and commercial applications. These opportunities have helped the consistent growth of sales revenue and increased QMotion’s dealer base by several hundred.

Looking ahead to 2017, QMotion will continue to build brand recognition among AV integrators by strengthening its programs and continuing to work with customers on feedback to advance products and solutions.




About QMotion

QMotion, a brand of Legrand, manufactures automated window coverings that are assembled in the United States and sold by a network of premium dealers and partners. QMotion manufactures motor control assemblies for automated window coverings that are integrated and sold by fabricators around the world. QMotion’s industry-leading product line includes motorized roller shades, honeycomb shades and motorized drapery rods, are safe by design with no cords and can help reduce energy costs. The Qadvanced Roller Shades and Honeycomb Shades are the only automated products on the market that feature a patented manual override. Learn more about QMotion products and dealer opportunities at QMotionShades.com 

About Legrand, North America

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