Welcoming Cylon to ABB – what you need to know

We are delighted to welcome Cylon into the ABB Electrification family, strengthening our sustainability-focused Smart Buildings portfolio with additional building automation systems – link.

Cylon is an industry leader in the development and delivery of smart energy management, and heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) control systems. The acquisition reinforces ABB Electrification’s position in the smart commercial buildings segment.

Headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, Cylon has provided building automation and control solutions for more than 30 years. With a strong global network of system integrators, the company delivers operational efficiency, energy and comfort solutions for commercial and retail buildings, schools, universities, and healthcare facilities.

Cylon’s specific building automation solutions for commercial buildings further strengthens our existing portfolio. The company is a welcome addition to the ABB Electrification family and underlines ABB’s commitment to be a leader in sustainable building technologies.

ABB Electrification is focused on meeting the high growth demand for connected, digital, smart buildings.

With the new solutions and products ABB has an important addition for fulfilling all future commercial buildings’ requirements for comfort and energy efficiency.

The acquisition enables ABB to provide vertically integrated holistic energy-optimization and comfort solutions, which support ABB’s clients on their journey toward zero carbon emission and human-centric smart buildings.

The HVAC automation and control solutions acquired by the deal will complement ABB i-bus® KNX’s intelligent building lighting and blind control offering perfectly: integrated solutions will enable highest efficiency and comfort.

For more information about ABB’s Smart Buildings portfolio visit: https://new.abb.com/buildings/smarter-building

For more information about Cylon Controls Ltd (now ABB) visit: https://www.cylon.com/

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Oliver Iltisberger

Oliver Iltisberger is President of ABB’s Smart Buildings division. He was appointed to this role in July 2018. In this position he has full accountability for the performance of the Smart Buildings business line in ABB, which includes a broad portfolio of market leading home and building automation solutions. Previously, as Executive Vice President and member of the Executive Committee, Oliver led the Asia Pacific and then the Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA) region of Landis+Gyr, a publicly listed global leader for smart metering and smart grid solutions. In 2010 he became one of the founding members and the first President of the IDIS Smart Meter Association. Earlier in his career, Oliver worked in the automation & drives division of Siemens, heading sales, product management and marketing functions within the low voltage Power Distribution business. During his career, Oliver has lived and worked in Germany, South Africa, Singapore, Australia and Switzerland. Oliver has a joint master’s degree in mechanical engineering and business administration from the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany, and executive training at the Duke University Fuqua School of Business.
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