Schneider Electric has successfully completed the strategic minority investment in Planon Beheer B.V. (Planon), a leading software provider in Building & Workplace management. Schneider Electric owns 25 per cent of Planon.
Schneider Electric and Planon will jointly collaborate on innovation to deliver a suite of software and services to digitize the building lifecycle for both existing and new buildings. This will improve building sustainability, operational efficiency, and wellbeing for multiple customers in the Government, Education, Real Estate, Healthcare, Finance, Data Centres and Insurance sectors.
Philippe Delorme, Executive Vice-President of Energy Management and a member of the Executive Committee at Schneider Electric, said: “With an estimated 90 per cent of our time spent indoors, buildings of the future need to be sustainable, hyper-efficient, resilient, and people focused. The Covid-19 pandemic has added a new dimension to this shift: buildings must support business resiliency. Schneider Electric is committed to playing a central role in the creation of the sustainable and resilient buildings of the future.”
Pierre Guelen, Planon’s Founder and CEO, added: “Schneider Electric brings building operating technology to our solution portfolio with a global reach and unparalleled customer and partner relationships. We share a common vision on the digital transformation of the entire building lifecycle and its contribution to creating healthy, sustainable, efficient data-driven buildings and provide building users with a personalized workplace experience.”