Legrand, a France-based manufacturer of electrical and digital building infrastructures, has expanded its operations in Dayton, Ohio, in the US. The company has opened a new distribution centre in the city, creating 200 new jobs.

The distribution centre is located close to Dayton International Airport and covers 58,000m2. The company says it will enhance its ability to meet the growing demand for its services across the US.

Legrand already operates a facility in the Moraine area of Dayton under the C2G brand, which sells professional audio and visual connectivity solutions. The Moraine facility is part of a sizeable footprint the company has established in the US, which includes operations across 12 states.

Headquartered in Limoges, in the Limousin region of France, Legrand has facilities in almost 90 countries and sells its products in “nearly 180 countries”, according to its corporate website.

According to GlobalData’s FDI projects database, the number of logistics and warehousing projects in the electronics sector declined by 19% between 2019 and 2021, years where investment was impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.

North America saw less foreign direct investment in the electronics sector than either Asia-Pacific or western Europe in the three years to the end of 2021, according to GlobalData, with the latter region recording twice as many projects.