Legrand has acquired New Zealand cable management firm Mechanical Support Systems (MSS).

MSS’ services include cable containment manufacturing, supply, installation, and design, as well as bespoke fabrication. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed.

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Legrand said the acquisition merges MSS’ cable management solutions with the acquiring company’s existing power, emergency lighting, structured cabling, and wiring products, enabling the combined organisation to offer "comprehensive solutions" across the commercial, infrastructure, and data center verticals.

“While we are a global company, we are very local in our approach and committed to investing in our ANZ operations to offer tailored solutions for this market,” said Palash Nandy, CEO at Legrand ANZ. "Our expanded offering in cable management will enable us to offer more comprehensive solutions to growth sectors such as data centers.”

Based in Auckland, MSS has around 100 employees and reports annual sales of more than €10 million ($10.8m), according to Legrand's most recent quarterly results.

Hayden Froggatt, co-founder of MSS, added: “MSS’ current position in New Zealand stems from our strong people culture. Joining forces with a global leader like Legrand will allow MSS to engage even quicker and support a much wider range of offerings for our combined customer base.”

Last year saw Legrand acquire Clamper in Brazil, Encelium and ZPE Systems in the United States, and Teknica in Chile.