Schneider Electric and Planon join forces to create smarter buildings

Schneider Electric and Planon have announced they will join forces to unite smart building operating technology – as offered by Schneider Electric – with the IT building services world – as offered by Planon. 

Planon and Schneider Electric have been in a partnership since March 2019, and by further combining their experience and strengths Planon and Schneider Electric believe they can jointly lead the global smart building market.

They aim to provide the market with the tools to implement data-driven decisions, which will reduce building operating costs and enable building sustainability transformation.

Pierre Guelen, Planon’s founder and CEO, commented: “We are very excited about this cooperation with Schneider Electric, which will bring tremendous benefits to our customers and partners, as well as to our company. Schneider Electric brings building operating technology as well as alternative energy sourcing and management technology to our solution portfolio with a global reach and unparalleled customer and partner relationships. We share a common vision on the digital transformation of the entire building lifecycle and its contribution to creating healthy, sustainable, efficient data-driven buildings and provide building users with a personalised workplace experience. Schneider Electric’s support will accelerate the impact of our solutions on a global scale.”

Commenting on the transaction, Philippe Delorme, Executive Vice-President of Energy Management and a member of the Executive Committee at Schneider Electric, said: “We are delighted to join forces with Planon, enhancing our digital expertise and offers available to customers across all our buildings and data centres markets striving for lifecycle and operational efficiency. With an estimated 90% of our time spent indoors, buildings of the future need to be sustainable, hyper-efficient, resilient, and people focused. The COVID-19 pandemic has added a new dimension to this shift: buildings must support business resilience. Schneider Electric is committed to playing a central role in the creation of the sustainable and resilient buildings of the future.”

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