Landis & Gyr

Zug, Switzerland
Invested through
  • Triodos Pioneer Impact Fund
Asset ClassesListed equity
Impact strategyImpact Equities and Bonds
Bloomberg tickerLAND SW
ISIN codeCH0371153492
Industry groupTechnology Hardware & Equipment
Aligned with SDGs
  • Good health and well-being

Landis+Gyr is a Swiss company operating in the Electronic Equipment & Instruments industry. The company is an industry leader in energy management solutions. Its meters are installed at end points (houses), transmission and distribution stations. They enable utilities to measure (for billing), monitor, control, and optimise the use of the electricity grid, even though most solutions can only do the first two things.

The company was founded in 1986 by Richard Theileras Electrotechnisches Institut Theiler. The company was renamed Landis & Gyr when Heinrich Landis and Karl Heinrich Gyr took over management of the company. Since its foundation, the company has been a leader in the electric meter market.

Investment rationale

Landis & Gyr's meter solutions allow utilities and consumers to gain insight into their use of energy and as a result to improve their energy consumption efficiency. In the period 2019-2020 for instance, its smart meter base allowed a direct reduction of 8,000,000t of CO2 worldwide.

Furthermore, its meters are also important building blocks for decentralised smart grids. The current decentralisation trend is needed as there is an increasing amount of the energy generated from alternative energy sources such as wind or solar. The company's international presence, its extensive experience and its broad portfolio offering of meter solutions place it well to contribute to the energy transition.