Piller receives ‘Future Thinking’ 2019 Data Centre Award

Piller, the German innovator of mission critical uninterruptible power systems, has received acclaimed recognition for its data centre energy technology at the Future Thinking Data Centre Congress held in Frankfurt, Germany on April 11.

‘Future thinking’ focuses on creating awareness for energy efficiency in data centres and is a large independent platform to network, develop ideas and exchange expertise. More than 40 entries were shortlisted for the award categories.

At the awards ceremony, Piller won the “DRCP 2019” award in the data centre energy category for its POWERBRIDGE™ PB60+ energy store with the “1-0-1” concept (1 minute, zero battery, 1 MW), Piller’s latest innovation in standby power and the world’s largest, commercially available kinetic energy storage device for UPS applications. The unit can provide 1MW of electrical power for over 60 seconds; an extraordinary achievement with very low losses and minimal maintenance.

In response to the specific needs of scalable and high powered data centres, Piller’s technology allows operators and planners to adopt a new approach to securing power supplies in the data centres. The associated space-saving UPS system meets the highest requirements for power conditioning and energy storage in one unit.

Dieter Tolsdorf, Sales Director DACH of Piller Germany GmbH & Co.KG: “We were delighted to receive this award for our industry leading UPS systems recognised for their power usage effectiveness and sound economics. Our complete flexibility in system design and product solutions enable our clients to scale their UPS requirements precisely and the positive feedback confirms the growing demand for our high-performance technologies and sustainable concepts for data centre power.”

About Active Power

Active Power designs and manufactures flywheel uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems, modular infrastructure solutions (MIS), and energy storage products for mission critical applications worldwide from its headquarters and manufacturing plant in Austin, Texas. The company was founded in 1996 and became public in 2001(NASDAQ listed); until acquired in November 2016 by Piller Power Systems Inc, the US subsidiary of Piller Group GmbH. Today, customers are served via Austin and the Piller global network of subsidiaries and service centers that support the deployment of systems in more than 50 countries. Active Power and Driven by Motion are registered trademarks of Piller Power Systems Inc.

About Piller

Piller is a world leader in power protection technology. The company builds electrical systems for mission-critical applications worldwide. Clients include many of the world’s central and commercial banks, stock exchanges and other financial institutions, as well as broadcasters, airports, telecommunications networks, government departments and co-location operators.

Founded by the German engineer Anton Piller in 1909, more than a century on Piller is still headquartered and produces in Osterode and nearby Bilshausen, although today the company has subsidiaries across Europe, the Americas, Asia and Australia and today employs approaching 1000 people worldwide. In November 2016, Piller Power Systems Inc, the US subsidiary of Piller Group GmbH, acquired the assets and business of Active Power Inc, the US kinetic energy storage specialist.

Piller is a division of the UK engineering and industrial group, Langley Holdings plc.

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