Since the company foundation more than 15 years ago, Zennio has grown to become a well-known company within the automation industry and particularly in the KNX world. This growth has been based on constant product development, to the point of having over 400 product references in the 2020 catalogue. Due to the increasing demand of high-quality automation solutions worldwide, international expansion became a requirement and, with more and more projects in the UK, Zennio’s UK-based subsidiary was established at the end of last year.
Zennio has appointed Vidar Thomassen as Director to run the new UK subsidiary. With over 25 years experience in KNX, Vidar was the first distributor for Zennio products in the UK and has been working with Zennio as an independent consultant for the last 7 years.
Zennio UK has also appointed Javier Aguirre as Technical Manager. After 4 years as an integrator in Spain and after working within various departments at Zennio HQ, Javier provides support to projects taking place in the UK and Ireland.
With Vidar and Javier, Zennio aims to increase not only brand awareness, but also general KNX awareness while providing local support to distributors, specifiers and integrators and acting as direct channels to the brand resources. Some of these resources include the web support service, which can be accessed from Zennio’s website, which currently provides excellent support for enquiries regarding all of Zennio’s products and solutions.
‘Passion for KNX innovation’ represents the core of Zennio’s business, for example: MAXinBOX 66, a relay actuator with analogue/digital inputs which was unique when it was introduced; Z41 Pro, a touchpanel controlled via a phone app that requires no configuration outside ETS; or the design flexibility of the TMD and Flat families of fully-customisable switches.
Despite having one of the largest KNX product portfolios in the industry, Zennio’s offer is not limited to KNX products. Although KNX is the backbone of all of Zennio’s solutions for its demonstrated durability and sturdiness, solutions such as the GetFace IP video intercom combine KNX capabilities with those of VoIP. This allows KNX integrators to offer solutions which would otherwise be excluded from their usual scope of work due to the complications of integrating both technologies.
Local support will certainly be a game changer for Zennio customers in the UK and Ireland, many of whom have already noticed the increased brand presence via the numerous webinars and online meetings that the Spanish company has been running since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak.