Landis+Gyr Earns Top Awards from Brazil’s Leading Utilities

RIO DE JANEIRO, April 21 2009 /PRNewswire/ — Landis+Gyr, the global leader in energy management offering utilities next generation smart grid solutions, announced today awards for customer service excellence from two of Brazil's leading utilities.

Forward-looking Brazilian utilities Light S.A. and Ampla, part of Grupo Endesa, which supply energy to the state of Rio de Janeiro, each recognized Landis+Gyr for its commitment to quality service. Utilities like Ampla and Light S.A. are leading the South American efforts to conserve energy and protect the environment by deploying large scale Advanced Metering Management (AMM) solutions for businesses and consumers.

“Landis+Gyr is extremely honored to be singled out for the work we are doing in partnership with two of Brazil’s leading utilities,” said Alvaro Dias, CEO of Landis+Gyr, South America. “We are pleased that our technology is helping millions of people in Brazil incorporate personal energy management into their daily routines and allowing people to benefit from the savings associated with conservation.”

Smart metering is expected to revolutionize energy management across the globe, with Brazil leading the way in South America. Smart metering solutions provide a two-way flow of data between customer meters and utility back-end systems. With this two-way data flow, utilities will be able to offer customers a broad array of new pricing, demand response, and energy automation options that enhance the efficiency and reliability of the electric grid. Customers will benefit from more information, expanded choices, and simpler, smarter management of their energy use. With smart metering, customers will be able to gain more value from their energy use and reduce its environmental impact.

At their recent annual supplier meeting at the Company’s headquarters in Rio de Janeiro, Light S.A. recognized Landis+Gyr for its excellence in supplier services, quality solutions and commitment to client relations with its “Supplier Quality” award. Landis+Gyr executives Joel Durante, Ricardo Villar and Adalberto Pereira accepted the award on behalf of the Company.

During Ampla’s recent 2009 supplier meeting held in Niteroi, Landis+Gyr was presented with both the “Best Commercial Service Supplier” and “Internal Customer Satisfaction” awards.

“Best Commercial Service Supplier” was presented to Landis+Gyr for its dedication to upholding the highest quality standards in securing revenue and minimizing losses.

In addition, Ampla recognized Landis+Gyr’s professionalism and commitment to the satisfaction of Ampla’s employee needs. Landis+Gyr executives Joel Durante, Wladimir Martinez, Waldecy Rocha, Adalberto Pereira and Caio Orsolini were present at the event.

“Our partnership with Landis+Gyr is critical to helping us reach our goals of providing greater transparency, reliability, and efficiency to our consumers,” said Cristian Eduardo Fierro Montes, CEO of Ampla. “With new digital smart meters, we will be able to change the Brazilian energy landscape by increasing greater energy security and offering real-time information that allows customers to manage their energy use.”

Landis+Gyr has a rich heritage in Brazil. In 2008 for the eighth year on a row, the Company has been listed as “one of the top ten firms to work for in Brazil” by the prestigious Exame magazine. The Landis+Gyr facility of 450 employees located in Curitiba prides itself on its high level of innovation and is one of the most modern plants in the global Landis+Gyr network, exceeding both Brazilian and global energy sector quality standards.


Landis+Gyr is the leading provider of integrated energy management solutions tailored to energy company needs. With a global presence and a reputation for quality and innovation, Landis+Gyr is unique in its ability to deliver true end-to-end advanced metering solutions. Today, the Company offers the broadest portfolio of products and services in the electricity metering industry, and is paving the way for the next generation of smart grid. With annualized sales of more than US$1.25 billion, Landis+Gyr operates in over 30 countries across five continents, and employs over 5,000 people with the sole mission of helping the world manage energy better. For more information about Landis+Gyr, please visit the corporate website at