is bringing its Apple-based automation and commercial control systems to France and Monaco, through distribution by B&W Group.
The Lyori-based B&W Group France will represent Massachusetts-based Savant in the French regions and provide training and service as well as sales to the territory's dealers.
The company plans to open a 3,000-square-foot Experience Center in April on the banks of the Saone River in Lyon.
The Experience Center, whose interior will be created by renowned designer Herve Moreau of HM Designer, will be used for training retailers, hosting the design community and as a showcase for qualified end-users, says Savant.
"Savant is pleased to be working with B&W France as we develop a strong position in this very important market," says Chuck Parrelli, VP of sales for Savant. "Their knowledge of the French dealer network, professionalism, technical expertise and outstanding personnel resources will all prove to be tremendous assets for Savant as relationships with key integrators are established."
Savant will provide the exclusive control solution in the B&W Group France Experience Center, which will include a kitchen, lounge, sports bar, theater and other facilities.
"We currently represent a number of premium brands. Savant completes our portfolio of solutions with their elegant Apple-based control and automation technology," says Lionel Nunney, regional CEO for the B&W Group. "We have chosen a historical building and a fantastic designer for this project, and we have high expectations for the Experience Center once completed."