Leviton Acquires Quantran Systems Limited

Acquisition to deliver lighting control solutions to international customers

MELVILLE, N.Y., Jan. 31, 2011 - Leviton, the leader in electrical wiring devices, lighting energy management systems, revenue grade metering and commercial data networking solutions, today announced the acquisition of Quantran Systems Limited. Quantran's products, capabilities and presence in strategic international markets further expand Leviton's global strength in commercial lighting control systems.

Combined with Leviton's worldwide distribution and sales channels, the acquisition will enable Leviton to offer its customers the most complete line of lighting control solutions to meet international market requirements. A complementary strategic addition to Leviton's current line, Quantran systems are easy to install, simple to program and easily integrated with third-party audio/video, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), building management systems (BMS), fire alarm and curtain control systems. A focus on product innovation, technology, reliability and quality has made Quantran a market leader in the area of dimming and lighting controls worldwide.

"The acquisition of Quantran Systems Limited represents a significant milestone in the expansion of Leviton's global footprint," said Daryoush Larizadeh, Leviton's Chief Operating Officer. "Together, Leviton and Quantran provide complete solutions for international needs in lighting controls and energy management solutions worldwide. With two such long established brands joining forces, customers can have confidence in the reliability and support that they expect from Leviton."

"We are excited to be part of Leviton's industry-leading, world-class operation," says Stanley Giddings, Quantran co-founder and International Sales and Marketing Director. "With the strength of our products in European, Far East and Middle East markets, Leviton can now offer its customers integrated lighting control solutions worldwide."

About Quantran

Quantran Systems Limited's head office and factory is in Watford, United Kingdom. For more than a quarter of a century, the company has pioneered, designed and manufactured Architectural Dimming & Lighting Control Systems. The company is respected and recognized around the world for its technical and manufacturing capabilities to meet any market standard, as well as custom-made products. The company has a vast experience of working as a professional partner with electrical consultants, contractors, architects, lighting and interior designers.

About Leviton

Leviton (www.leviton.com) is a global leader in electrical wiring devices, data center connectivity solutions and lighting energy management systems. A member of the USGBC (United States Green Building Council), Leviton was founded at the turn of the 20(th) century and has grown to become a preeminent leader in the industry. Today, Leviton's product portfolio consists of more than 25,000 devices and systems used in homes, businesses and industry. Nine out of ten buildings throughout North America have Leviton products installed in them and builders, electrical contractors and other industry professionals rank Leviton products #1 in brand preference. Leviton is the smart choice for professionals and homeowners seeking products and solutions that add value, efficiency and energy savings to our world.

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