Honeywell Int’l Inc. announced it sold ESSER Italia to French company DEF for undisclosed financial terms. Honeywell was obligated to sell the business as a condition by the European Commission of its recent purchase of Novar. As part of the transaction, Honeywell will continue to sell ESSER-brand products outside of Italy and will continue to operate ESSER’s non-fire businesses in Italy, including its building management systems and Brand-Rex cabling systems.