Grässlin GmbH, a leading controls manufacturer, today announced
further investment in the UK market.
Grässlin is renown worldwide as a specialist in temperature, time and lighting controls.
It is adding to its direct sales and technical support personnel in the market, with the
goal of better serving the company’s UK partners and installers in the electrical and
heating and plumbing industry. Grässlin has served the UK market through an
exclusive arrangement with TFC Group LLP, but as of April 1, 2017, will serve
wholesalers and distributors solely with its direct sales team.
In addition, the company will introduce a new comprehensive range of traditional and
smart climate and time controls. It is also expanding its accessories. This new
product introduction will begin April 1 and continue throughout 2017.
Jim Johnson will continue as Grässlin’s UK National Sales Manager. The Northern
region will be handled by Sales Manager Andy Rigby, and the Southern Region by
Sales Manager Andy Coulter. The technical support will be handled by Andrew Taylor.
“We have a great base of customers in the UK, and this change to an expanded sales
team will help us do the best job of ensuring we’re meeting their needs,” said Oscar
Ibarra, VP Global Sales for Grässlin. “The team will be working throughout Q1 2017
to meet with distributors to introduce our new capabilities, including tech support and
Customer service personnel, and the new product portfolio. Business transactions will
shift from TFC Group to Grässlin on April 1, 2017.”
By working directly with wholesalers, distributors and contractors, Grässlin aims to
better understand and fulfill customer needs. In Spring of 2017, the team will also be
rolling out an introduction of LED-compatible street lighting photo cells. Grässlin’s
parent company, Intermatic, Inc., is the leading provider of photo controls in the
Americas and introduced a cutting edge platform that meets the long life and inrush
current demands of LED streetlight fixtures.
Much of the advances Grässlin is implementing to its product portfolio is driven by fast
moving market acceptance of new technology in domestic and commercial heating
controls. Grässlin’s talento smart product, launched in 2016, was one of the first to
provide iOS and Android mobile app configuration for time control.
Since 2007 Grässlin has been part of Intermatic, Inc., a company strong in street
lighting controls, commercial refrigeration controls and indoor lighting controls.
Utilising the engineering expertise from both organizations will allow Grässlin to
introduce new solutions for UK installers and contractors in both electrical and heating
and plumbing channels.
Grässlin recently celebrated its 60-year anniversary, and continues its tradition of
bringing high quality, innovative products to market.