Modine targets US data centre growth

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Published: 04 March 2020


Matt McBurney of Modine Matt McBurney of Modine

Airedale International’s parent company, Modine Manufacturing Company, has announced a strategic expansion of its data centre cooling activities into the North American market. 

The Modine group already has established roots in the data centre sector and this move comes on the back of record data centre revenues in the UK and Europe through its subsidiary, Airedale International Air Conditioning. Airedale’s current success is said to be attributable, in part, to its recent engineered solutions framework agreement with CyrusOne, a global data centre provider headquartered in the US. Under this agreement, Airedale provides CyrusOne cutting edge indoor and outdoor cooling solutions for its data centre sites throughout Europe. In addition, they supply exact, customer-centric thermal management solutions to other leading data centre colocation and digital providers in the UK, Europe and the Americas.

Modine says it plans to strategically leverage its North American presence, including its manufacturing footprint and thermal management expertise, to deploy integrated data centre cooling solutions to the US market. This strategic move will build upon Modine’s established position held with a major hyperscale cloud customer and colocation customers.

“We are in the midst of a  new industrial revolution. Digitalisation is driving how we live, how we work and how we connect” said Modine Vice President Matt McBurney. “In order to keep up with our ever-increasing reliance on digital technologies, the data centre industry is growing exponentially. In support of this growth, the HVAC industry must step up to the plate with advanced technologies for cooling of servers critical to the operation of data centre facilities.

“With growth comes responsibility. As data centres consume an increasing share of natural resources, the data centre providers must work together with their supply chain to minimize impact on the environment without compromising on availability. Modine has an exceptional pedigree in this sector and we are putting everything we need in place to develop world-class cooling solutions. We see a real growth opportunity in the North America data centre market.”

  • Airedale will be exhibiting at Data Centre World, 11-12 March 2020, ExCel, London, Booth D215, and Data Center World, 16-19 March 2020, San Antonio Texas, Booth 738.