Acuity Brands Completes Acquisition of KE2 Therm
KE2 Therm to integrate into Distech Controls within the Intelligent Spaces Group business segment of Acuity
ATLANTA, MAY 15, 2023 – Today, Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI) (“Acuity”) a leading industrial technology company, announced the successful closing of its acquisition of KE2 Therm Solutions, Inc. (“KE2 Therm”), which develops and provides intelligent refrigeration control solutions that improve profitability by increasing system efficiency and decreasing operational and service costs. Effective today, Acuity will begin integrating KE2 Therm into Distech Controls within the Intelligent Spaces Group business segment of Acuity.
“We are thrilled that Acuity Brands has closed the acquisition of KE2 Therm and are excited to begin its integration within Distech Controls,” said Martin Villeneuve, President, Distech Controls and SVP Distributed Building Technology at Acuity. “This acquisition allows us to expand our product offerings and reach new customers in the commercial refrigeration market. Distech Controls looks forward to working alongside the talented KE2 Therm team to create an even stronger, more competitive company.”
On April 14, 2023, Acuity announced that it signed a definitive agreement to acquire KE2 Therm. Acuity is committed to a smooth integration process with minimal disruptions to customers, business partners, and associates. Additional information about the acquisition can be found at www.acuitybrands.com.
About Acuity Brands
Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI) is a market-leading industrial technology company. We use technology to solve problems in spaces, light, and more things to come. Through our two business segments, Acuity Brands Lighting and Lighting Controls (“ABL”) and the Intelligent Spaces Group (“ISG”), we design, manufacture, and bring to market products and services that make a valuable difference in people’s lives.
We achieve growth through the development of innovative new products and services, including lighting, lighting controls, building management solutions, and location-aware applications. We achieve customer-focused efficiencies that allow us to increase market share and deliver superior returns. We look to aggressively deploy capital to grow the business and to enter attractive new verticals.
Acuity Brands, Inc. is based in Atlanta, Georgia, with operations across North America, Europe, and Asia. The Company is powered by more than 13,000 dedicated and talented associates.
For more information visit www.acuitybrands.com.
About Distech Controls
Distech Controls connects people with intelligent building solutions through our forward-thinking technologies and services. We partner with customers to deliver innovative solutions that can provide better health, better spaces, and better efficiencies. Our passion for innovation, quality and sustainability guides our business, which serves multiple market segments through worldwide business divisions, service offices and a superior network of Authorized System Integrators and Distributors. Distech Controls Inc. is a subsidiary of Acuity Brands, Inc.
For more information visit www.distech-controls.com.
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