Distech Controls held the official groundbreaking ceremony for its new European headquarters in Brignais. The 2,500 sq. m building is scheduled to open its doors at the end of 2016.

The new building will occupy twice the current area, providing the necessary space to support the company’s growth. With Distech Controls’ global headquarters located in Montreal, Canada, this new office will allow for the company to best serve and support its clients throughout all of Europe and 44 countries within Africa.

“This ceremony is a true representation of Distech Controls’ commitment to the European market. Our new building symbolizes our ongoing dedication to innovation, and our passion for the success of our customers and employees,” said Mélanie Martinez, marketing & communication manager at Distech Controls SAS.

Outfitted with Distech Controls’ building automation products and Acuity Brands’ lighting offering, the new building will provide a technological showcase for the company’s energy efficient solutions. The state-of-the-art building will feature HVAC, Lighting, Shades and Access control to achieve the highest levels of comfort for occupants, while increasing operational cost savings.