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November 16th, 2007, Quebec, Canada and Amsterdam, the Netherlands – Distech Controls announced today the acquisition of a majority stake in SystemHouse BV, based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, to form Distech Controls Europe BV. Mr. Johan Schakenraad, the current President of SystemHouse, has been appointed President of the Distech Controls Europe BV. Distech Controls Europe BV will focus on developing Distech Controls’ position in Western Europe and will be responsible for product sales and market development.

SystemHouse is an established building automation solutions distributor in the Netherlands that had also begun sales development in other European countries. The synergy created by Distech Controls Europe, will allow Distech Controls to build from SystemHouse’s current distribution channel and market knowledge, and will reinforce Distech Controls’ position in European countries. Furthermore, Distech Controls Europe will provide Distech Controls’ European clients with local support and services as well as local product offerings as to peripherals.

Reliable Controls “It is very important for Distech Controls to offer the highest level of market support and client services” commented Etienne Veilleux, CEO and President of Distech Controls, Inc. “Distech Controls Europe will not only permit higher and more customized market penetration for our products but also adapted client and commercial support responding to local market needs”.

With the creation of Distech Controls Europe, Distech Controls, Inc. now counts a European entity, as well as a previously established direct sales and support office in China, 6 sales offices worldwide and over 10 master distributors located in the Middle East, Eastern Europe and Asia.

About Distech Controls, Inc
Distech Controls designs, manufactures and markets a leading-edge building automation system, including DDC controllers and software, based upon open control protocols. Established in 1995, Distech Controls is headquartered in Quebec, Canada, with offices in Canada, the USA, Europe, Asia and the Middle-East. Distech Controls is an active member of standards-setting associations including the Open Systems Alliance, the ZigBee Alliance, CABA and BACnet International; and is a sponsor member of the LONMARK Interoperability Association.

Distech Controls offers a competitive, innovative-driven building automation solution while focusing on added-value services and client needs.


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