The Aizo Group AG has achieved significant growth over the past years, organically as well as through merger and acquisitions. On top of this Aizo Group chooses to shift up a gear by currently raising 20 to 30 million euros to fuel its expansion in Asia.
Its current core markets are Switzerland, Germany and Benelux. All together the smart home solutions from the Aizo Group are sold in more than 15 countries and the company was able to validate its technology in around 30 countries globally.
2020, the year of global expansion
The merger of the three companies digitalSTROM, ONE Smart Control and eSMART increases both the commercial reach and the speed of deployment in Europe as the companies serve complementary market segments and different geographical areas. But that is not where Aizo’s ambition stops.
We want to expand globally. The appointment of Aglaia Kong as a colleague in the board will help us to prepare for this. We are excited that a world class executive believes so much in us that she is willing to give us her support. As a former CTO at Google and Cisco she hast vast experience in smart homes and IoT. At the same time her experience at Symantec will help us to focus even more on security.
With Aglaia Kong, the Aizo Group AG has gained an internationally experienced and respected technology manager. As a Member of the Board, Aglaia Kong will primarily drive expansion into the asian market.
As a former CTO at Google and Cisco, Aglaia Kong has a broad experience in smart homes, smart buildings and IOT. But most of all, Aglaia Kong comes with a plan:
As the current CTO of Henderson Land Developments, my mission is to globally select the best smart home technology for both our existing and future building portfolio. That brought me to the Swiss Aizo Group team. I was really impressed with their powerline technology, their in-ternational project portfolio and their vision. The prospect of integrating open source CPU technology like RISC-V, that my team has been developing optimized IOT SOC for, in the powerline solution of Aizo Group creates a compelling smart home solution. This solution will support most common sensor protocols such as wifi, BLE via RISC-V based SOC, and will have super reliable connectivity with powerline communication, so that people can be worry free that their smart home solutions work efficiently. This will be a winner – for everyone that wants to save energy and have guaranteed connectivity. This partnership will create interesting global growth perspectives for both of us. I am very happy I can support this exciting company with my experience.
Europe’s powerline smart home technology leader Aizo Group AG takes big steps towards global expansion. As a result of the recent merger with the Swiss company eSMART Technologies, Aizo Group AG, founded in 2004, becomes the European market leader for powerline technology in the smart home sector.
The Aizo Group companies will propose a unique All-in-One smart home solution, to be installed in one day per living unit and using Powerline Communication (PLC) as main technology. The existing electrical wires become the smart home communication lines without needing additional cables or RF signals. With PLC we are able to bridge the main difficulties competing solutions suffer while combining all smart home functionalities in one offer: access control + heating control + lighting control + shading + security.
Integrated in our solution is monitoring of energy consumption. The Aizo companies will be able to propose load-shifting solutions, energy saving and energy related services. This will be a main trigger in coming smart home markets.
The Aizo offer matches demand for new build and retrofitting and will enable all parties to highly standardize their activities. Most importantly, customers will at last have an easy understanding of smart home for an increased willingness to buy.
With our technology, we offer an attractive smart home experience for residents, and at the same time a valuable smart building solution for building operators. That combination is unique: inhabitants get comfort and security, operators get energy efficiency and operational excellence. And both in terms of reliability and cost our solutions leave the competition behind – definitely in existing buildings.