Legrand's French roots date back to 1865, and more locally, the company first established in the UK in 1971. The company's growth has traditionally been fuelled by innovation and the steady stream of new, high value-added product launches this brings, plus acquisitions of companies that (typically) hold leading positions and have specialised technological expertise in growing markets. Legrand has been manufacturing in the UK since 1980, and today has three main competencies, namely electronic, electrical and mechanical. Around 75% of products sold by the UK subsidiary are manufactured within the UK.
The UK company is organised into five specialist business units. These are cable management, power distribution, wiring devices, assisted living and healthcare and data communications.