Legrand, North America has acquired QMotion, a provider of advanced shading systems. QMotion will become part of Legrand’s North American Building Control Systems (BCS) business. 
Legrand reported QMotion’s window shading systems will integrate easily with the intelligent lighting control and automation solutions offered by Legrand BCS, creating a more comprehensive portfolio of advanced solutions that provide energy efficiency and lighting control for residential and light-commercial applications. Homes to high-performance buildings will have shading solutions run by quiet, low-power consumption motors that allow manual and automated control of artificial and natural light. 
“I’ve very much enjoyed working with my team to design and manufacture high-quality, automated shading solutions for applications where hard wired solutions are not feasible,” said Willis Mullet, owner and CEO of QMotion. “I am confident this acquisition by Legrand will continue QMotion’s strong growth and provide further advancements into the commercial shading market along with lighting and smart home integration systems.” 
According to a release by Legrand, the addition of QMotion’s advanced shading solutions will strengthen Legrand’s impact on the energy efficiency, productivity, safety, security and aesthetics of the places its customers live and work. 
“This acquisition is about providing better solutions for controlling light and energy in different spaces. This goes beyond managing just artificial light; it’s about glare reduction, reducing heat load, scene setting and other automated controls for managing light and energy,” said John Selldorff, president and CEO, Legrand, North America. “QMotion products offer some unique functionality and energy-efficient benefits that will differentiate us from anything else in the market.”