Centrica, Eni Partner to Offer Connected-Home Products in Italy

By Maryam CockarFeaturesDow Jones Newswires

British Gas owner Centrica PLC (CNA.LN) said Tuesday that it has signed a five-year partnership agreement with Eni SpA (ENI.MI) to expand its connected-home business into Italy.

FTSE-100 listed Centrica said that it will work with Eni--an Italian energy company--to provide its "Hive portfolio" of products, which includes a smart thermostat, lights, door and window sensors and smart plugs, to Italian customers from Nov. 20.

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Centrica didn't disclose the financial arrangements of the deal.

Nina Bhatia, managing director of Centrica's connected-home division, said that strategic partnerships are going to be increasingly important to the growth of the company.

Write to Maryam Cockar at maryam.cockar@dowjones.com

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November 14, 2017 03:01 ET (08:01 GMT)