APC-MGE and the Stulz air-conditioning experts in Hamburg have agreed to form a powerful team to deliver customers comprehensive, integrated data centre cooling solutions and services.
Through a new agreement, APC-MGE and Stulz will bring together industry leadership in critical power and cooling, including APC’s 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 data centres, customer demand for energy-efficient, high-availability solutions from a single source is growing. The combination of APC’s InRow cooling and the Stulz perimeter cooling offering provides a complete data centre cooling solution.
Under the agreement, APC-MGE will add an APC branded perimeter cooling solution manufactured by Stulz to its comprehensive cooling offering, currently lead by its high-density InRow offering. Stulz will be able to offer APC’s 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 cooperation, 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 data centre,” says Carl Kleynhans, regional director: Africa at APC-MGE. “We are delighted to combine Stulz's 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 data centres.”
“Our customers will benefit from the accumulated know-how of reliable partners in every aspect of critical infrastructure,” emphasises Kurt Plötner, 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.”