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APC-MGE, a global leader in integrated critical power and cooling services, and the STULZ air-conditioning experts in Hamburg have agreed to form a powerful team to deliver customers comprehensive, integrated datacentre cooling solutions and services.
Through a new agreement, APC-MGE and STULZ will bring together industry leadership in critical power and cooling, including APCs innovative InRow cooling solutions, proven perimeter precision air-conditioning and complete service offerings, to deliver comprehensive cooling solutions and services to APC-MGE customers worldwide.
In this age of rising electricity prices and ever more exacting requirements regarding the performance capabilities of datacentres, customer demand for energy-efficient, high-availability solutions from a single source is growing. The combination of APCs InRow cooling and the STULZ perimeter cooling offering provides a complete datacentre cooling solution.
Under the agreement, APC-MGE will add an APC branded perimeter cooling solution manufactured by STULZ to its comprehensive cooling offering, currently led by its high-density InRow offering. STULZ will be able to offer APCs InRow cooling systems to its extensive customer base. Both firms will provide full application engineering support for these solutions and APC-MGE will offer services, including maintenance services, through STULZ service partners. Initially this agreement will cover select countries in Europe with the intention to expand globally. This agreement continues a long history of co-operation, primarily in China, Singapore and the Philippines, where MGE and STULZ worked together for more than 20 years as a sales and service partner.
Customers can now rely on one vendor to meet all their critical power and cooling needs in the datacentre, said Christian Corsin, APC-MGE senior vice president, Enterprise & Systems. We are delighted to combine STULZs perimeter precision cooling expertise, solutions and services with the innovation and strong customer base of APC-MGE to better help our customers address cooling high efficiency datacentres.
Our customers will benefit from the accumulated know-how of reliable partners in every aspect of critical infrastructure, emphasises Kurt Pltner, director of global product sales & marketing at STULZ. APC-MGE supplies the electrical systems, and together we supply the mechanics so we complement one another in an ideal way. At the same time, we will each acquire markets and opportunities that are new to us.
About STULZ GmbH
Since its foundation in 1947, the STULZ Company has evolved into one of the worlds leading suppliers of air-conditioning technology. With the manufacture of precision air-conditioning units and chillers, the sale of air-conditioning and humidification systems, the construction of air-handling plants and service and object management, this division of the STULZ Group achieved a turnover of over US$300 million in 2006. STULZ employs 1,200 workers in Germany and in eleven subsidiaries (in France, Italy, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, China, India, Australia, New Zealand and the USA). Additionally, the company co-operates with sales and service partners in more than 90 other countries providing a global network of air-conditioning specialists. STULZ has production plants in Germany, Italy, the USA, China and India. The STULZ Group employs now around 3,700 people world-wide, and achieved a turnover of about US$900 million in 2006.
In February 2007, APC and MGE UPS Systems combined to form a $3 billion (2.4 billion) Critical Power & Cooling Services business unit of Schneider Electric. Together, APC and MGE offer the industrys most comprehensive product and solution range for critical IT and process applications in industrial, enterprise, small and medium business and home environments. APC and MGE solutions include uninterruptible power supplies (UPS), precision cooling units, racks, and design and management software, including APC's InfraStruXure architecture, the industrys most comprehensive integrated power, cooling, and management solution. Backed by the industrys broadest service organisation and an industry leading R&D investment, the combined companys 12,000 employees help customers confront todays unprecedented power, cooling and management challenges. Schneider Electric, with 112,000 employees and operations in 190 countries, had 2006 annual sales of $18 billion (13.7 billion).