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Landis+Gyr

#3799

Rank

$2.41B

MarketCap CH

CH Switzerland

Country

Summary
Landis+Gyr Group AG, together with its subsidiaries, provides integrated energy management solutions to utility sector in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific. The company offers prepayment electricity, commercial/industrial and grid, and non-smart and smart gas meters; heat and water meters and solutions; load control devices; and system deployment, managed network, and energy data management solutions. It also provides various advanced metering infrastructure offerings, including software, meter data management, installation, implementation, consulting, maintenance support, and related services; and develops and provides electronic devices for analyzing electricity usage in households. In addition, the company offers EV charging hardware and smart charging software comprising demand response and flexibility management, as well as cybersecurity solutions. The company was formerly known as Landis+Gyr Holding AG. Landis+Gyr Group AG was founded in 1896 and is headquartered in Cham, Switzerland.

History

Landis+Gyr was founded in 1896 as Theiler & Co. in Zug, in the canton of Zug, Switzerland, by technician Richard Theiler and entrepreneur Adelrich Gyr. It began by manufacturing electricity meters that were developed by Theiler. Heinrich Landis joined the business in 1903, acquired it in 1904 and introduced Karl Heinrich Gyr as a partner in 1905, renaming it Landis & Gyr. The company benefited from the rise of the electronics industry and expanded abroad over the following years. By 1914, when it was made a joint-stock company, it was the largest employer in the canton of Zug, with over 800 employees.In the 1920s, Landis & Gyr opened offices in New York City and Australia and took over competitors to form a global technology group. From the 1930s, the company diversified with telemetry and remote control products. After leadership struggles in the 1950s, a new management reorganized the financing and accounting and converted Landis & Gyr into a holding company. The range was expanded to include service machines, air conditioning and ventilation products. Landis & Gyr increased its personnel, with 14,000 employees around 1970 .From the mid-1970s and especially after 1984, the group was frequently restructured. In 1987, Landis & Gyr was acquired by Stephan Schmidheiny, who sold it to Elektrowatt in 1995. It is today a part of Siemens Building Technologies. The company was also known for producing optical phone cards until 2006. Landys+Gyr phone cards were used in many countries such as Israel, Belgium, Switzerland and more.

Ownership and acquisitions

1976 – Landis+Gyr acquired Duncan Electric Company of Lafayette, Indiana.

1987 – Landis+Gyr acquired MCC Powers of Chicago. MCC Powers had by then been a long established entity in the US building management market. Spurred by the liberalization and deregulation of global markets, Landis+Gyr re-oriented its business, adding electronic products.

Late 1990s – In the late 1990s, Landis+Gyr went through a series of different investors and owners, amongst them Elektrowatt, KKR and Siemens.

2004 – Landis+Gyr was acquired by then Australia-based Bayard Capital for an undisclosed amount. Bayard Capital had already acquired the British metering company Ampy Automation-Digilog. As Bayard Capital continued to add other acquisitions to the group, 2008 saw the Landis+Gyr name being extended to the whole group in May 2008. An organizational realignment took place under Bayard Capital's ownership. The company moved to a regional structure, assigning regional corporate structures for North America; South America; UK/Pre-Payment; Europe; and Asia Pacific.

2006 – Landis+Gyr acquired Finnish Enermet Group, and also Hunt Technologies and Cellnet Technologies, both of which are from the United States.

2011 – Landis+Gyr was acquired by Toshiba Corporation of Japan for US$2.3 billion.

2017 – On July 21, 2017, Landis+Gyr listed its shares on the SIX Swiss Exchange.


Mission
To create and deliver innovative solutions that enable utilities, municipalities and consumers to manage their energy assets cost effectively and responsibly.

Vision
To be the leading provider of comprehensive energy management solutions, allowing utilities, municipalities and consumers to meet the challenges of an ever-changing energy landscape.

Key Team

Eva Borowski (Sr. VP of Investor Relations & Corp. Communications)

Mr. Prasanna Venkatesan (Exec. VP of Strategy)

Mr. Bodo Zeug (Exec. VP & Head of EMEA)

Mr. Hans Sonder (Sr. VP of Bus. Transformation)

Mr. Steve Jeston (Exec. VP & Head of APAC)

Melissa van Anraad (Head of PR)

Mr. Sean Joseph Cromie (Exec. VP & Head of Americas)


Recognition and Awards
Over the years, Landis+Gyr has earned many prestigious awards for its products and solutions, including the Edison Award, the IEC International Award, the Global Smart Grid Federation award, and the Edison Electric Institute award.

References
Landis+Gyr
Leadership team

Mr. Werner Lieberherr (Chief Exec. Officer)

Ms. Elodie Cingari (Exec. VP & CFO)

Christian Waelti (Head of Investor Relations)

Products/ Services
Electronics, Energy, Energy Efficiency
Number of Employees
1,000 - 20,000
Headquarters
Zug, Zug, Switzerland
Established
1896
Traded as
LAND.SW
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