APC by Schneider Electric has appointed uninterruptible power supplies
(UPSes) repair and maintenance company, Electrilabs as a Certified Gold

Established in 1999, Electrilabs has seen significant growth since
inception, developing into the area of the supplying of turnkey
computer-room, UPSes and generator solutions for small to large businesses
and data centre environments. The company has qualified field service and
workshop engineers based in Midrand, Johannesburg and a number of strategic
and BEE partners throughout South Africa.
According to Kobus van Zyl, Electrilabs MD, the company's appointment as an
APC by Schneider Electric Gold Partner gives Electrilabs direct access to
APC three phase products, allowing it to become more competitive within the
local market.
"We also now have access to third level technical support from Dubai and
Ireland which enhances service delivery to our customers. In addition, APC
provides us with Marketing Development Funds assistance assisting us in
establishing a stronger marketing presence."
Rodney Callaghan, MD: Southern Africa at APC by Schneider Electric believes
that Electrilabs' solid track record in the marketplace made its appointment
as a Gold Partner a comprehensive move for APC. "Electrilabs boasts an
impressive client base and has proven itself to be a specialist within the
power protection field."
The prerequisites for an appointment of this type include: one qualified
sales and one design consultant; two InfraStruXure Type B solutions sold; a
completed business plan; and passing a prometic test.
"As a Gold Partner, Electrilabs will be eligible for access to Marketing
Development Funds and Opportunity Registration Program (ORP), part of the
APC by Schneider Electric Certified Partner Programme, introduced to reward
channel partners that generate incremental deals for APC solutions,"
Callaghan concludes.