ABB has announced the acquisition of Eve Systems GmbH, a Munich-based leader of smart home products with operations in Europe and the United States. The transaction will make ABB a leader in smart home products based on Matter and Thread, the new interoperating standard and wireless connectivity technology. The combined offer will accelerate ABB’s delivery of safe, smart and energy-efficient homes and buildings through Eve’s extended complementary range of consumer-facing products tailored to the retrofit market. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
“Our focus is on being the best and most comprehensive provider of smart technology and innovation for our global customers. Matter and Thread, in which Eve is a leader, is a game-changing development for the uptake of smart home technology,” says Mike Mustapha, smart buildings division president, ABB.
“It allows different devices and services to integrate flawlessly, intuitively, and securely, making it possible for people to manage their energy, and their surroundings conveniently and safely. It is an exciting point of growth for the industry and this acquisition brings our smart buildings commitment directly to the consumer.”
According to ABB, the acquisition comes as demand for smart home technology grows in response to increased consumer interest in energy efficiency, and with authorities looking to incentivize retrofitting of existing building stock, as buildings account for almost 40 percent of global carbon emissions.
Established in 1999, Eve Systems has developed a reputation for the user experience and quality of their smart home products, which include an extensive range of home automation, energy management, security, and appliance monitoring devices. With its approximately 50 employees, Eve is a pioneer in the new Matter connectivity standard which enables smart home products to be fully interoperable, irrespective of the manufacturer and user operating system, via Thread wireless technology. Meeting the growing consumer demand for products that support energy efficiency, over half of Eve’s consumer products help households with aspects of energy management.