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Rexel announces grand opening of Energy Solutions Center showroom

Rexel USA recently announced the opening of its Energy Solutions Center showroom located in San Diego, Calif. This new facility is aimed at helping Rexel educate the electrical industry and showcase the latest advancements in lighting, energy management and energy efficient solutions. Customers can view the entire showroom in person or from their smart phone, tablet or computer.

“With the exponential changes taking place in energy-saving technologies today, we recognized that our customers need more than just catalogs, the internet or demo cases. The center is there for our customers to bring their customers, adding value to the design-build process for our contractor partners and project designers alike,” says Rexel’s West Coast Division Vice President Patrick Davis.

This state-of-the-art facility provides a central location where industry professionals can test and learn about the latest technologies in LED, induction and fluorescent lighting, as well as modern advancements in power monitoring, lighting controls, solar technology and variable speed drives. Rexel introduced its first Energy Solutions Showroom in Upper Marlboro, Md. in March of this year.

This entire showroom is configured so that all fixtures can be controlled via a smart phone, tablet or computer. This configuration will allow for long-distance customers to test the products and see their benefits and differences first-hand. The virtual component of the center is complemented by a web based camera that will allow employees and customers the ability to sit-in or participate on training sessions, product demonstrations, or sales calls. The facility also features a partial ceiling which can be lowered, enabling contractors to see how fixtures are wired and installed.

“Not only do we want to demonstrate the best technologies in the market, we want to educate customers on the latest installation techniques and help them build sales strategies,” said John Gerber, Rexel San Diego area manager. “Our goal is to advance energy efficiency throughout the market and we feel this facility will give everyone a great tool to do so.”

“We are incredibly proud of the capabilities this facility offers to the industry,” continued Gerber. “In addition to creating the ultimate showroom atmosphere, this Energy Center is a fully functional training facility with work stations for up to 40 attendees and conference capabilities for presentations and instructional videos.”

Rexel USA is part of Rexel Holdings USA, which is the U.S. operations for Rexel Group, a global leader in the distribution of electrical products. Rexel USA serves the industrial, commercial and residential electrical contractor markets.

The Rexel Group operates in 37 countries, with a network of some 2,100 branches and employs more than 28,000 people. Rexel’s sales were €12.7 billion in 2011.

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