03 August 2022
Legrand has strengthened its data centre solutions offering with the acquisition of Bedford-based infrastructure specialist USystems.
Acquiring USystems’ entire portfolio, which includes the ColdLogik cooling technology, the deal further strengthens Legrand’s ability to provide added-value solutions in the growing data centre market. The acquisition will help Legrand expand its presence in the UK, while also helping to grow USystems’ international business.
USystems’ portfolio of cooling solutions and racks aim to help data centres reduce their overall energy bills, subsequently bringing down their carbon footprint. Efficient technologies allow customers to reach the IT densities required, combined with high levels of sustainable cooling efficiency.
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 centre sector – HPC (high performance computing) and MDCs; complements our existing offering in the data centre 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, said: “USystems’ ColdLogik technology is in a prime position to support the data centre 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 centres 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.”