Intermatic partners with LAE on energy-efficient food refrigeration
February 19, 2019 – Intermatic, which manufactures energy management and lighting control systems, has entered a strategic partnership throughout North America with Italy’s LAE Electronic, which specializes in compact refrigeration controls, such as digital thermostats, lighting relays, adaptive defrost controls and anti-fogging elements.
By Peter Saunders
The partnership will market products under the ‘LAE by Intermatic’ brand, beginning with a refrigeration control suite early this year.
“There’s a growing demand for ‘smart’ controls that promote energy efficiency,” explains Michael Bartindale, Intermatic’s director of sales.
LAE has developed software and interactive displays for HVAC/R applications, along with connected systems that use temperature data to optimize performance and reduce maintenance. The new product line will cater to the refrigeration needs of food-service businesses, restaurants and food retail stores.
Additional ‘LAE by Intermatic’ products are expected to be announced throughout 2019.