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Schneider Electric Buys Data Center Maker AST Modular

Schneider Electric Buys Data Center Maker AST Modular
January 13, 2014 9:28AM


Schneider Electric Takes the Lead in Prefabricated Data Centers with the Acquisition of AST Modular, a prefabricated data center leader with over 12 years of experience, global engineering & manufacturing capabilities.

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WEST KINGSTON, R.I., January 10, 2014 -- Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management, today announced the acquisition of AST Modular. Based in Barcelona, Spain, AST Modular offers a comprehensive portfolio of prefabricated data center modules, services, manufacturing expertise, and project engineering support.

With the acquisition of AST Modular, Schneider Electric adds capabilities to its already strong position in the prefabricated data center solutions market. With projects deployed in over 30 countries, AST Modular has successfully executed over 450 data center projects worldwide. AST Modular is considered an innovator in the prefabricated data center space, evolving and improving their solutions with every new generation. Expansions to AST Modular’s portfolio have included non-ISO modules, multi-module designs, and modular data center rooms, as well as a broad portfolio of cooling options optimized for the prefabricated IT space.

"It has always been AST Modular's goal to offer the best and most innovative prefabricated data centers. Schneider Electric´s global presence, world class power, cooling and Data Center Infrastructure Management solutions, backed up by an excellent service network, will be a major benefit for our customers," said Henry Daunert, CEO of AST Modular.

"AST Modular's capabilities and experience complement Schneider Electric's strategy to provide global prefabricated solutions and support to meet customer demands in this fast growing segment," said Kevin Brown, Vice President, Data Center Global Offer and Strategy, Schneider Electric.

"The acquisition of AST Modular strengthens our regional capabilities in Latin America, Europe, Middle East, and Africa, with factories and custom engineering staff located in Barcelona, Spain and Miami, Florida. We look forward to expanding our library of reference designs and integrating AST Modular’s solutions into our portfolio to create the most comprehensive offer in the industry."

About Schneider Electric

As a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leadership positions in Utilities & Infrastructure, Industries & Machines Manufacturers, Non-residential Building, Data Centers & Networks and in Residential. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, efficient, productive and green, the company's 140,000 plus employees achieved sales of 30.8 billion US dollars (24 billion euros) in 2012, through an active commitment to help individuals and organizations make the most of their energy.

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