Rittal’s and ABB’s global strategic data center solutions alliance was originally announced at DataCloud Europe 2018. Based on their “proven” partnership in the uninterruptible power distribution business, both companies aim to expand their solutions approach for ‘modular, secured and high-availability’ data center infrastructure in North and South America, Asia and Europe.
Rittal’s strategic partnership with ABB covers various data center solutions and services including those for uninterruptible power supply (UPS), secure edge data center solutions with fire protection, edge data centers for OEM manufacturers, scalable modular data centers as well as new power container solutions.
Leveraging the joint global network of sales, engineering and service teams of both companies, Rittal and ABB have a history of successful “collaboration” on projects recently including the implementation of a new data center at a European airport, establishing a maximum-security and high-efficiency data center for colocation services in a decommissioned mine.
“ABB has supplied UPS systems and electrical distribution solutions to Rittal for some time already and both companies agreed to deepen their partnership on an international level to support their growth strategies in the last few years,” said Lara Cortinovis, global product group manager power protection at ABB. “Rittal not only deploys ABB UPS systems as part of their data center solutions but also leverages local ABB services to strengthen sales activities and services in local markets.”
About Rittal, ABB
Founded in Herborn in 1961, Rittal is the largest member company in the owner-operated Friedhelm Loh Group. As a global player, the group has18 production sites and 80 international subsidiaries. It has approximately 11,500 employees and posted revenues of €2.5 billion in fiscal 2017.
ABB is a global pioneering provider of electrification products, robotics and motion, industrial automation and power grids, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure. With a history of innovation spanning more than 130 years, ABB operates in more than 100 countries and counts about 135,000 employees.