Frost & Sullivan Lauds Distech Controls, Inc. for excellence in its growth strategy
Frost & Sullivan honored Distech Controls, Inc. with the 2007 North American Building Automation Systems Growth Excellence of the Year Award. In presenting this award, Frost & Sullivan commends the company for sustaining exceptional growth by successfully expanding its product coverage and penetrating new geographical markets.
“Distech Controls is a supplier of open building automation systems (BAS) and is recognized as an industry leader in providing innovative BAS,” noted Frost & Sullivan research analyst G.G. Hariharan. “Its products continue to provide customers with the tools to improve building efficiency, maximize cost savings, and provide energy efficient solutions.”
In 2006, Distech Controls launched 16 new products and its valued line of wireless communication technology. Its hardware equipment includes configurable and free programmable DDC controllers for HVAC and lighting.
“The company has two network management platforms, which include a flat architecture solution for LONWORKS and the EC-Net web-based, multi-protocol solution, which allows the integration of diverse systems and devices into a unified platform regardless of manufacturer or protocol,” said Hariharan. “The performance of these products has enabled Distech Controls to increase its visibility in the BAS industry.”
From 2002 to 2007, overall revenue increased by 100% each year and the company has made a foray into markets in Europe, the Middle East, Australia, and China. The North American market has maintained its revenue growth of close to 60% every year.
Pursuing the vision of open protocols, Distech Controls offers endusers integrated BAS solutions to improve building efficiency and generate energy savings. The concept of open protocols provides great value to endusers who can integrate a building infrastructure, leverage all the assets already contained within the building and continue expanding that system in the future.
“Distech Controls is well positioned to evolve with the wireless BAS technology, which translates into staying ahead of the competition,” explained Hariharan. “In this approach, the company provides end-users with the advantage of retrofitting a BAS with limited depletion of the building infrastructure.”