Nigerian, French firms partner on building automation system

Terra Synergy's HomeTerra Synergy Limited, Information Communication and Technology, ICT, company has entered into a strategic partnership with a French firm, Somfy International to develop the Nigeria’s building automation industry.

Somfy is a global manufacturer of specialised motors and control systems for retractable awnings, rolling shutters, interior shades, blinds, projection screens and other lift-up applications for the home.

Speaking at a one-day interactive seminar for stakeholders in the building industry in Lagos, Mr. Olanrewaju Gboney, Director/Chief Executive Officer, Terra Synergy Limited, said the company is striving to ensure that Somfy brings its expertise to the country, with the setting up of a manufacturing base in Nigeria.

He said, “Our long term goal is to see Somfy increase its presence in Nigeria, by setting up a manufacturing plant in Nigeria.

“Our goal is also not just to deliver home and office automation products, but also the delivery of high quality service to professionals.”

He said the partnership is borne out of the high quality products and services delivered by Somfy in the area of home and building automation.

He maintained that Terra Synergy was selected by Somfy due to its knowledge of the Nigerian market and based on similar values shared by both companies.

He said, “Terra Synergy has been in the market of automation of controls of electrical and mechanical systems. We know the market; we have a thing for perfection.

“Somfy, coming to Nigeria, looked for a company that will work with them based on their values and to actually deliver these values to the customers and end users of their products. We believe this partnership is a sign of better things to come.”

Continuing, he said, “We have been with Somfy for like three years now. We have used windows automation products from other manufacturers over the years, but Somfy stands out. We normally have challenges with others, but Somfy have given our clients rest of mind. They have five years warranty and they have products which are far higher in quality.”

Also speaking, Mr. Nadim Eid, Regional Business developer, Emerging Countries, Somfy, said the company has a tradition of quality craftsmanship and a clear vision of the future.

He stated that Somfy has developed into the world leader in motors and control systems for the automatic movement of products around the home and workplace.

He said, “From a distribution perspective, Somfy Systems has earned a reputation for being the most professional, responsive and service-oriented company in the industry. It’s no surprise that Somfy Systems has a broad base of highly qualified customers throughout North America who integrate Somfy motors and controls into their product lines to provide the consumer with the best possible solution for shading, security, comfort and convenience.

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