Based on its recent analysis of the zoning controls market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Arzel® Zoning Technology Inc. (Cleveland) with the 2007 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for Competitive Strategy Leadership of the Year for its product reliability, design flexibility and installation simplicity.
Arzel designs zoning systems for applications ranging from new and existing homes to light commercial buildings, offering cost-effective, installation-friendly comfort solutions.
While growth in the zoning controls industry in early 2000 came mainly from new construction by 2007 only 35 to 40 percent of the annual growth came from new construction. The remainder came from retrofit zoning and the products sold in the replacement market. Around 75 percent of these existing homes use a single thermostat. Essentially, there are many more homes available in the retrofit market.
Arzel was quick to recognize this potential target market and capitalize on it. In commercial facilities, Arzel has taken advantage of the demand for enhanced building automation systems, a key driver for the zoning controls. l FON