CENTIEL Aims to Quadruple UPS Production Volumes with Brand New Manufacturing Facility15/05/2018
Swiss-based UPS manufacturer, CENTIEL SA, has announced it aims to quadruple UPS production volumes with the development of a new manufacturing facility located in Lugano, Switzerland. The new factory will become CENTIEL SA’s global headquarters and will house R&D, production, final test, sales and marketing, logistics, finance in addition to quality control of all CENTIEL’s UPS solutions. Filippo Marbach, founder of CENTIEL SA explains: “Based upon the demand we experienced in 2017 and the growth we are already seeing this year for our 4th generation UPS technology, plus our projected forecasts, it became clear that we would outgrow our existing factory by the end of the year. Our new factory will enable us to quadruple production volumes and we are already future planning to increase production capacity even further in 2020/21.” Gerado Lecuona, co-founder and global sales director, CENTIEL SA confirms: “Despite being a young company, only founded in April 2015, CENTIEL’s rapid worldwide expansion is a result of the vast knowledge and experience of our key people. Many in the global market already know CENTIEL’s team from their previous work. For example: in the early-90s, transformerless technology was pioneered by Filippo Marbach and his design team. Mr. Marbach was also the driving force behind the design and development of the first fully decentralized three phase, hot swappable, modular UPS. It is this same design team that are now working together again, continuing their passion for technological innovation at CENTIEL SA.” Lecuona continues: “The factory move, planned for completion by September 2018, will give us both the additional space we need to increase our capacity and also maintain our existing excellence in logistics and speed of delivery. It will also further improve our training and demonstration facilities for customers plus our ever-growing network of channel partners and subsidiaries. By the end of 2018 we expect to have added another four to six subsidiaries across the world.” Marbach concludes: “Significant effort has been put into CENTIEL’s pre and post-sales support infrastructure to ensure it delivers class leading service across the globe. When your solutions are deployed in the Arctic Circle and in the deserts and rain forests of the world, delivering excellence consistently requires considerable organization and resources. However, we are passionate about supporting our clients and ensuring their power is always protected regardless of their location. We are looking forward to broadening and deepening the company’s product range further before the end of 2018.” CENTIEL has recently launched new 25kW and 60kW UPS modules for its pioneering 4th Generation Modular UPS system: CumulusPowerTM. This industry leading three-phase, modular system is now offered with 20% more power density. These new modules complete the family which also includes: 10kW, 20kW and 50kW options. CENTIEL also offers: PremiumTowerTM a stand-alone version ideally suited to applications where minimising total cost of ownership is a significant factor, offering the ultimate in UPS flexibility.