Legrand closes acquisition of Universal Electric Corporation

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The French industrial group Legrand has completed its acquisition of Universal Electric Corporation (UEC), makers of Starline busway products.

The acquisition was announced in February, but was only finalized this week.

UEC will now become part of Legrand, North and Central America’s data, power and control division.

Legrand has a track record of growing through acquisitions; in recent years, it has purchased a number of well-established data center brands including Ortronics, Electrorack, AFCO Systems, Server Technology, Minkels and Raritan.

Founded in Pittsburgh in 1924, Universal Electric has been providing electrical power solutions for the data center, retail, health care, higher education and industrial markets worldwide.

The company has more than 450 employees, and has turned a profit every year since its inception.

Universal Electric was founded by Donald Ross Jr, and is now led by his sons, Joel and Steve Ross.

Source: datacenterdynamics.com