RIELLO UPS SCORES NATIONAL AWARD HAT-TRICK SUCCESS

INDUSTRY NEWS: posted 25 May 2018

Riello UPS has been recognised at a prestigious UK-wide industry awards for the third year in a row.

The critical power protection provider claimed the “Data Centre Energy Efficiency Project of the Year” category at the Data Centre Solutions (DCS) Awards 2018 last night in London.  They won a public vote to beat three other finalists to claim the top prize.

This win marks three consecutive years of triumphs at the DCS Awards.  The previous awards have been “Product of the Year” in 2017 and “Data Centre Energy Efficiency Project of the Year” in 2016.

Riello UPS took this year’s trophy thanks to a project which reduced a client’s annual electricity bill by more than £335,000 and cut carbon emissions by 72%. It partnered with electrical contractor The Roseberry Group to upgrade the UPS units at a pair of data centres belonging to one of the world’s largest consumer goods suppliers.

Replacing the existing equipment with Riello UPS’s modular Multi Power units also cut air conditioning costs by more than £226,000 and saved 1.25 kilowatt hours of energy, enough to power 316 average UK homes for a year.

Leo Craig, General Manager of Riello UPS, commented: “Winning a DCS Award for the third successive year is quite the hat-trick and deserved recognition for the continued hard work of our team of 60-plus staff.

“Sustainability and energy efficiency are hugely important to us. We’re the first UPS manufacturer in Europe to measure products using eco-efficiency ratings, so we’re delighted to be rewarded for a project that produced such substantial emissions savings.”

In addition to data centres, Riello UPS also supplies power protection products and ongoing maintenance support to clients in environments as diverse as hospitals, supermarkets, universities, air traffic control centres, police stations, football stadiums, and shopping centres.

Based at a 24,000 square foot warehouse on Wrexham Industrial Estate, Riello UPS is one of the country’s leading manufacturers of uninterruptible power supplies. A UPS offers invaluable battery backup during power outages. It provides emergency electricity until backup generators kick in, as well as keeping computers and ICT equipment running long enough to safely shut-down with minimal risk of data loss.

First staged in 2011, the DCS Awards is an annual celebration of excellence in the multi-billion pound data centre sector.  The event rewards the product designers, manufacturers, suppliers and providers operating in the UK’s data centre sector.  The 2018 awards featured 26 categories celebrating the industry’s leading projects, companies, and individuals, including Data Centre Manager of the Year, Data Centre Product of the Year and New Design/Build Project of the Year.

This year’s black-tie ceremony was held last night, Thursday 24 May, at the 5-star Grange St Paul’s Hotel in London.

About Riello UPS:

Riello UPS Ltd is a leader in the manufacture of uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) and standby power systems from 400VA to 6MVA. The company is part of the Riello Elettronica group which has support offices in 80 countries. 

Riello UPS products combine engineering excellence with high-quality performance and energy efficiency, to enable reliable power for a sustainable world. The product range includes 22 solutions for powering the smallest desktop PCs to the latest supercomputers used in advanced data centre operations. Our products and services are used by high-profile companies leading their industry sector, from banking, finance, and insurance, to energy, public sector, and IT/telecoms. 

Reliability, innovation and customer service are paramount at Riello UPS. Customers value our cutting-edge technology with an unequalled range of service options.

The UK branch of Riello UPS is located in North Wales, operating from large purpose-built premises comprising office and training facilities as well as a fully stocked warehouse. This enables an end-to-end service of comprehensive technical support and fast product dispatch.

For further information, please visit www.riello-ups.co.uk call 0800 269 394 or email sales@riello-ups.co.uk

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