ABB takes over Cylon building automation

  • March 17, 2020
  • imc

Swiss technology giant ABB is to acquire Cylon Controls to enhance its electrification business in the commercial buildings segment. The parties agreed not to disclose the purchase price.
Dublin-headquartered Cylon, which has approximately 100 employees, provides building automation and HVAC control systems, delivering operational efficiency, energy and comfort for commercial and retail buildings, schools and healthcare facilities.
“The acquisition will further enhance our portfolio for the commercial buildings segment, with a particular focus on delivering new innovations in energy optimisation and comfort,” said Oliver Iltisberger, ABB’s head of smart buildings.
The Cylon energy portfolio includes Unitron UC32, HVAC control, flexible lighting control and extensibility to include ancillary building services. This is combined with real-time information on building conditions and energy management. Its cloud based energy measurement, monitoring and optimisation tool enables the building manager or owner to control energy and increase savings on energy use and costs, and further the lifespan of essential equipment.
For total energy management, the Cylon Active Energy Manager can be adapted to suit any type of building regardless of the building energy management system or metering installed. This makes it adaptable and flexible.
“We are very excited to become part of ABB, a company that shares our commitment and passion for increasing comfort, energy and operational efficiency within buildings,” said Sean Giblin, chief executive officer of Cylon.
With a history of innovation spanning more than 130 years, ABB has four, customer-focused businesses: electrification, industrial automation, motion, and robotics and discrete automation, supported by the ABB Ability digital platform. ABB’s power grids business will be divested to Hitachi this year.
ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 144,000 employees.