A press release on Legrand’s website and (in Spanish) on Neat’s website, both just published, confirm the forming of a joint venture between the two. This of course is the Legrand that took over Tynetec last year and Intervox in 2011, making it, they claim, now the “second-largest player in the promising assisted living market.”
Neat’s products, distributed through Possum, have been finding favour across the UK because of their attractive prices. How, one wonders will the tie-up with Tynetec’s organisation now work, and will Possum now lose this attractive distribution arrangement, particularly in the major rollout in Cornwall where Neat are preferred suppliers?
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Finally, just to be clear, there is no connection between Neat, the Spanish supplier of assisted living equipment and Newham’s NeAT programme (which originally stood for Newham Advanced Telecare and it so happens at one time I managed).