4B and Somfy cooperating in the area of smart homes


Hochdorf LU/Bassersdorf ZH – The Lucerne-based window manufacturer 4B is joining forces with the specialists in building technology Somfy. The aim here is to offer a smart solution to control doors and windows. The two partners are planning to kick off their collaboration with a sliding door.


4B and Somfy have entered into a strategic partnership for the development of smart home control solutions, as detailed in a press release issued jointly by the two partner firms. With the Somfy TaHOme box, house and apartment owners will be able to lay the foundations for the digitization of the building during construction or renovation projects, the press release explains. Joint products are to be launched under the Smart Home Ready by Somfy label.


“Smart windows and facades are proof that we have been combining tradition, Swiss quality and innovation for over 100 years and that we are developing from a pure product supplier into a solutions provider”, comments Jean-Marc Devaud, CEO of the Lucerne-based window manufacturer 4B. Also quoted in the press release is Hannes Naef, Managing Director of Somfy Switzerland, who explains: “With the Smart Home Ready cooperation, 4B is in a position to offer quality windows together with top-quality, radio-controlled privacy and sun protection in the form of a smart, expandable package”.


A motorized sliding door with smart control function is to be brought to market by 4B as early as this summer. The partners explain in the press release that the door can be integrated in smart building systems via both a wireless io connection or wired controls.



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