LEGRAND INDIA LAUNCHES
‘LEGRAND ELECTRICIAN POWERUP PROGRAM’
Chennai, 10 January 2023: Group Legrand India, a global specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructure, under its CSR initiative, is set to launch ‘Legrand PowerUp Program’ – an advanced skill development program with Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) certification for domestic electricians, to improve the skills of electricians.
Legrand PowerUp is a first-of-its-kind programme in the Indian power industry with the goal of driving reskilling and upskilling initiatives and developing close collaborations with the electrician community to prepare them for new technologies and the future of work. Since a large segment of electrical products are now smart devices, the programme aims to bridge the skill-gap to handle smart electrical products such as EV (electric vehicle), the internet of things (IoT), solar, motor and inverter, among others. This program has been launched in 6 cities – Chennai, Mumbai, Jaipur, Kochi, Lucknow in collaboration with Centum Foundation. Legrand aims to train 5000+ electricians in the next 3 years.
Legrand started their RPL Electrician program in 2017. Over the last four years, Legrand India has trained over 10,000 electricians across 15 smart cities through RPL, which is part of their skill development umbrella and is supported by PSSC. Similarly, the company hopes to make provisions for learning and upgrading opportunities to electricians through this new initiative.
Commenting on the new initiative, Tony Berland, Managing Director and CEO, Legrand Group India said, “We, at Legrand, believe that being a leader in electrical and digital infrastructure industry, with our industry knowledge & subject
matter experts we developed this program with the aim to upskill our electrician community and keep them ready to meet today’s market and customer expectations. Special training is important and necessary for personnel at all levels of the industry as it helps to keep up with the rapidly advancing state-of-the-art technology in the power industry and helping them with better employment opportunities.”
About Legrand Group:
A global specialist in the electrical & digital building infrastructure, Legrand is a Euro (6.6)5.5* billion (470.2864 cr) group based in Limoges, France. The group has manufacturing facilities in 90 countries and its products are sold in over 180 countries. Globally, Legrand is a leader in wiring devices and cable management with a global market share of over 20% and 14% respectively. Legrand also enjoys leadership positions in at least one of its major business areas in a (several) number of countries including France, Italy, Russia, Brazil, Mexico, China, and of course India.
Legrand India offers a wide range of products in the categories of Energy distribution, Wiring devices, Home Automation, Structured Cabling, Lighting Management Solutions, Cable Management, and Industrial application products. It is an undisputed leader in MCBs, RCDs and DBs and a strong No. 2 in wiring devices Apart from this, the company also holds a leading position in Home Automation, MCCBs and Cable management systems.
The company’s geographical reach, across market segments, caters to new requirements of customers with smart solutions that make Legrand a multipolar group. And this multipolar nature, and the global philosophy of Listen, Design, Make and Support has enabled it to provide innovative and smart solutions. Legrand’s products are amongst the top in the market and have undisputable brand equity.
Legrand products and services comply with the three criteria of simplicity – simplicity of use, simplicity of installation and simplicity of distribution – which enables the company to quickly penetrate new markets. With an employee base of over 5500 in India, the company is fast emerging as a leader in its core business by extending products and services that suit every segment in the local market.
Headquartered in Mumbai, Legrand operates across India over 300 offices, (800)600 stockiest, 18000 retail outlets with seven state-of-the-art manufacturing units and 3 R&D centers. Technological innovations, simple and rapid product combinations to form communicating systems, clever installation ideas etc. are the focus of the R&D team at Legrand.