Schneider Electric in Australia
Over the last two decades, the company has grown significantly, by acquiring firms with complementary competencies, to become a global leader in energy management:
2014 - Push Controls: a leading iOS and Android home automation app.
2014 - Invensys: a global technology leader in software (Wonderware), industrial automation and energy controls.
2012 - M&C Energy: world leader in energy procurement and compliance services.
2012 - Solve IT: software leader in advanced optimisation, prediction and what-if analysis for production and supply chain activities.
2011 - Telvent: leading software firm for the smart grid and mission-critical infrastructure.
2011 - Energy Conservation Systems: an Australian leader in energy performance contracting.
2010 - Areva T&D: medium voltage and power automation.
2010 - SCADA Group: a group comprising industrial SCADA, remote terminal units and accessories, as well as Datacom Australia, a company specialising in building management systems and support services.
2008 - Xantrex: makers of inverters for the solar industry.
2007 - Pelco: a hi-tech manufacturer of security cameras.
2007 - APC: leading global player in the critical power and integrated cooling systems for data centres.
2006 - Citect: leading player in industrial automation market, specialising in SCADA and manufacturing execution systems.
2003 - Adds the building automation expertise of TAC to the group.
2003 - Announces the acquisition of the Electrical Wiring Devices Business of Gerard Industries Pty Ltd in Australia from Clipsal Industries (Holdings Ltd) and the Gerard family.
2001 - Acquires PDL Holdings, a New Zealand based wiring accessories company.
2000 - Acquires Nu-Lec Industries, an Australian company manufacturing intelligent pole-mounted auto reclosing circuit breakers and load break switches (up to 38kV).
1999 - The name change to Schneider Electric early in 1999 reflected its maturity and its emphasis on its electrical business.
1995 - Online Control is acquired and in 1996 becomes known as Schneider Automation.
1994 - ASET is acquired.
1993 - Merlin Gerin, Square D and Telemecanique are merged under Groupe Schneider.
1984 - Online Control is set up as a distributor of Square D automation equipment.
1980 - Merlin Gerin arrives in Australia.
1978 - Modicon arrives in Australia.
1975 - The first ASET transformer is produced at the Benalla plant.
1972 - Telemecanique's first presence in Australia.
1962 - Square D was established in Australia.