French industrial firm Legrand has acquired two data center suppliers.
The company has acquired UK cooling firm USystems, and French electrical power supply company Voltadis. Terms of either deal were not announced.
USystems’ portfolio of cooling solutions and racks help data centers reduce their overall energy bills. Founded in 2003 and based in Bedford, the company has some 70 employees and recorded annual sales of around €11 million ($11.2m), including 50 percent in the United States.
Legrand said acquiring USystems’ entire portfolio, including its ColdLogik cooling technology, strengthens Legrand’s position in providing added-value solutions in the data center market.
Pascal Stutz, CEO, Legrand UK & Ireland, said: “The acquisition of USystems enables us to strengthen our position in the fastest growing segments of the data center sector – HPC (high-performance computing) and MDCs; complements our existing offering in the data center white space market in both the UK and globally; and provides Legrand with additional expertise and capabilities in specialist cooling and energy efficiency technologies. All of which allows us to better serve customers’ needs through value-add, problem-solving, and an increasingly solutions-based approach to the markets we serve.”
Scott Bailey, MD, USystems Ltd, said: “USystems’ ColdLogik technology is in a prime position to support the data center industry’s move towards a more sustainable, energy-efficient future, as well as to meet HPC’s higher cooling requirements easily. Our EDGE range of micro data centers complements Legrand’s existing portfolio and fits with their philosophy of developing a more integrated, solutions-based approach to helping their customers, as opposed to simple product-based deployments. We are excited to join the Legrand Group and to expand the USystems portfolio internationally.”
In its quarterly results, Legrand also announced the acquisition of Voltadis, a French player in data center services. Voltadis offers support in electrical power supply systems for data centers’ grey rooms including design, commissioning, equipment supply, and installation. Based in Cournon d’Auvergne, France, the company has some 20 employees and annual sales of around €13 million ($13.3m).
“These two new acquisitions strengthen Legrand’s positions in added-value solutions for datacenters, a field buoyed by the rise in data flows,” Legrand said in its results.