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27/01/2017 Socomec joins the European “Interflex” project

Socomec has joined the European consortium Interflex, furthering its participation in the development of tomorrow’s smart grids.

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23/01/2017 Review of the energy storage situation

What is the situation regarding the crucial question of energy storage? The answer was provided during a conference held at Socomec, organised by the Energy Environment Technical Association (ATEE) of Alsace.

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16/01/2017 Socomec Li-Ion UPS technology at JSR Micro N.V.

The Li-Ion Capacitor UPS – Socomec’s innovative lithium-ion capacitor-based UPS solution - protects JSR Micro N.V.’s chemical process installation and compressed air production system from frequent outages.

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24/11/2016 Socomec at Build and Connect symposium

Socomec is a partner of the Build and Connect symposium that was held on 22 and 23 November 2016 in Strasbourg. Pioneering technologies and practices in the sustainable building sector were the keynote issues on the agenda.

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17/10/2016 Socomec shines at the 2nd Hacking Industry Camp

The 2nd Hacking Industry Camp was held on 14-16 October at the INSA Institute in Strasbourg. 3 projects presented by Socomec staff received awards.

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30/09/2016 Socomec’s energy storage conversion system successfully tested at Enel’s research centre in Livorno, Italy

Socomec SUNSYS PCS² energy storage conversion system judged “outstanding” by global power business, Enel, following a rigorous test programme.

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19/09/2016 Socomec sponsors Street art

A huge, colourful artwork is to be reproduced on one of the large outer walls of Socomec’s industrial buildings in Benfeld, Alsace. At the end of September it will be on view from the nearby D1083 trunk road…

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20/08/2016 Utilities Performance merges with the Socomec Group’s services company E’nergys

The French-based Utilities Performance (Up) Group, specialists in energy management and water cycles in industry and local authorities has merged with E'nergys, the Socomec Group’s services branch.

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20/07/2016 Socomec commits to stronger relations with its suppliers

By signing the “Responsible Supplier Relations” charter Socomec intends to strengthen the relations of trust it has established over the years with its suppliers.

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29/06/2016 Socomec commits to job initiatives for young graduates

Socomec becomes a partner of the "Nos Quartiers ont du Talent" Association (Our Neighbourhoods Have Talent Association). Company employees will now be able to help young graduates from modest backgrounds in their first steps towards professional life.

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27/06/2016 INOSYS LBS: nothing will be the same again in terms of industrial switching

Socomec manufactures a unique and innovative solution for the protection of electrical facilities and offers a full range of load break switches with disconnection (for both AC and DC current).

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20/06/2016 Socomec gets "Gold Rating" from EcoVadis

After signing up to EcoVadis in 2014, Socomec now figures in the top 5% of the 21,000 companies evaluated by the first worlwide collaborative platform for rating the sustainable development performance of member companies.

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17/06/2016 Socomec wins Smart Awards 2016 prize
Socomec has been awarded the “Smart Award Export” Innovation Prize at the Smart Energies Paris 2016 exhibition that was held last 31 May – 1 June.
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03/05/2016 Socomec places power and energy performance at the heart of rail transport

As a highly dynamic sector and with a drive for sustainable development, rail transport is undergoing massive changes. With its expertise and solutions, Socomec is helping rail transport professionals to meet tomorrow’s challenges: to secure rapidly increasing traffic, to modernise networks while reducing operating costs, and to optimise energy consumption.

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22/04/2016 Socomec joins the KM0 Locomotives club

Socomec has joined the KM0 Locomotives club in Mulhouse, strengthening its industrial commitment to the digital transformation underpinning the energy transition.

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14/04/2016 Socomec supports “Industry of the Future” candidacy of French Tech Alsace

Together with other large manufacturing groups in Alsace, Socomec is supporting the new application of French Tech Alsace based on the “Industry of the Future”

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11/04/2016 Socomec gets “Alsace Excellence” label

Socomec joins the exclusive club of companies bearing the “Alsace Excellence” label. Following its assessment audit, the company has received recognition of its managerial, social and environmental qualities.

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03/03/2016 Socomec to exhibit at “Hannover Messe”, the world’s leading trade fair for industrial technology from 25-29 April 2016

Since its foundation more than 90 years ago, Socomec today continues to design and manufacture cutting-edge products and solutions for the availability, control and safety of low voltage electrical networks. As an independent manufacturer, the Group is committed to constant innovation to improve the energy performance of electrical facilities.

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18/01/2016 New service provision from Socomec - UPS equipment rental in less than four hours

Need an immediate and temporary solution for high quality electrical supply without interruption? Socomec now offers a simple, no-nonsense UPS rental service. And shipped in less than four hours.

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15/01/2016 Ultimate protection: Socomec inspection packages for mission critical and life safety applications

Integrated power specialist, Socomec, has created an inspection package for its range of ATyS switches, offering the ultimate protection for an organisation’s critical assets, infrastructure and people.

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09/01/2016 New range of scalable UPS up to 1.2 MW from SOCOMEC, entirely designed and manufactured in Europe

A leader in the development and manufacture of large integrated UPS systems (Uninterruptible Power Supplies), SOCOMEC is proud to present several new scalable and energy-efficient solutions. The equipment combines the advantages of the Green Power 2.0 technology and the flexibility of a modular system.

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08/01/2016 Socomec receives Frost & Sullivan Award 2015 for its technological leadership in its UPS equipment

For the eighth time since 2003, Frost & Sullivan has again awarded Socomec for the excellence of its technology implemented in their UPS equipment. The prize is given based on a comparison of the leading UPS manufacturers around the world.

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19/12/2015 Socomec starts on a new wave of corporate sponsorship with the Unterlinden Museum in Colmar

The sponsorship will help support building extension work aimed at doubling the exhibition space to better accommodate the museum's 200,000 annual visitors.…

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16/12/2015 Pioneering energy storage system successfully supports district isolated from mains electricity for a record 5 hours

Following a test period over several months on “Concept Grid” - EDF R&D’s1 experimental platform in Seine-et-Marne - teams from French distribution system operator ERDF2 and power conversion specialists, SOCOMEC, have successfully validated the islanding of an entire district for periods up to a record 5 hours.

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02/12/2015 Socomec “lights up” the Champs Elysées!

Socomec solar inverters will be playing their part in illuminating the famous Champs Elysées as part of the COP21 United Nations conference on climate change. In keeping with the aims of the conference, IKEA entrusted independent solar power company Générale du Solaire with the design and production of two PV facilities for the Champs Elysées intersection.

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19/11/2015 With its new testing laboratory, the 'Tesla Power Lab', Socomec increases its expertise and expands its range of services

Socomec has just opened its new, extended testing laboratory. Named 'Tesla Power Lab', this technological platform of nearly 2000m² has the resources to carry out the most comprehensive tests, certifying the quality of products designed and manufactured by the company, including electrical, mechanical, climatic and functional tests.

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10/07/2015 Socomec celebrates 15 years of the Global Compact to which the company has been committed since 2003

In 2000, further to an initiative of Mr Kofi Annan, Secretary General of the UNO, 46 companies laid the groundwork for a Global Compact which committed them to respecting 10 principles relating to human rights, and to international standards governing employment, the environment and the fight against corruption.

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30/06/2015 2014 results: activity levels stabilised despite a complex macroeconomic situation

Despite ongoing complexities on the world economy, Socomec has announced relative stability in respect of its 2014 sales revenues. These amounted to €428 million, a slight decline of 2% compared to 2013, of which 0.3% is due solely to exchange rate factors. As in 2013, the economic slowdown has affected the entire profession.

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18/06/2015 Secure power supplies and energy efficiency : a choice of offerings for medical facilities

With a strong international presence and expertise in power control and safety for equipment and persons, Socomec offers effective support to medical facilities for improving energy management or extending their electrical infrastructure. It’s a product and solution offering that really makes the difference...

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22/05/2015 ITYS PRO: the UPS range that combines high performance and cost-effectiveness from 10 to 20 kVA

Designed for server rooms, the service sector, infrastructure, the healthcare sector and light industrial applications, ITYS PRO is the latest innovative UPS solution designed and produced by Socomec.

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22/04/2015 SOCOMEC and JSR MICRO NV announce the launch of a lithium-ion-capacitor based UPS

SOCOMEC and JSR Micro N.V. announce the launch of a lithium-ion-capacitor based UPS as a result of a joint collaboration effort.

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14/04/2015 LINK-UPS, a 24/7 remote monitoring service that keeps mission-critical UPS equipment connected to Socomec’s technical service centre

Critical infrastructure makes use of UPS systems to ensure service continuity.

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31/03/2015 INOSYS LBS Load Break Switches: the perfect combination of proven switch technology with remote tripping function

INOSYS LBS is the new Load Break Switch range with tripping function from SOCOMEC specifically engineered and tested for the most demanding applications.

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25/03/2015 The SOCOMEC ATYS range: remote control or automatic transfer switches from 40 to 6300 A

To meet demand for power supply availability, SOCOMEC has extended its ATYS range of transfer switches, the worldwide benchmark in integrated power switching.

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24/03/2015 SUNSYS OSIS: the complete outdoor solution for medium power PV plants

Parking areas, roofs on farm, industrial and commercial buildings … There are many sorts of surfaces that can be used for installing medium power PV plant (from 100 to 250 kWc)..

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16/03/2015 Socomec to exhibit at the Hannover Messe, the world’s leading trade fair for industrial technology from the 13-17 April 2015

Socomec, innovative specialists in the control, availability and safety of low voltage electrical networks will be present at the Hannover trade fair to showcase its solutions for improving the energy performance of industrial facilities.

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18/02/2015 SOCOMEC launches new modular, scalable UPS solution: DELPHYS Xtend GP

Market leader in the development and manufacture of large integrated critical power systems - SOCOMEC - has launched the latest addition to its range of energy efficient Green Power 2.0 modular UPS solutions – the DELPHYS Xtend GP

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15/01/2015 Socomec delivers its third energy storage unit for the Nice Grid, a European pilot project for a smart solar-power district

At the end of 2014, Socomec delivered right on schedule its third and final energy storage unit (106 kWh) for the Nice Grid pilot project.

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10/01/2015 Protection for UK rail infrastructure on track with Socomec technology

British railway stations King's Cross and London Bridge, the Manchester Metrolink ... such prestigious project references just keep steaming in for Socomec, and show that the developments made by the company in recent years in the transport infrastructure sector have been well targeted.

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09/01/2015 Socomec to present latest HVAC solutions for the ultimate in energy efficiency and reliability.

Integrated power specialist, Socomec, presents the latest developments in switching and protection for heating, ventilation and air conditioning at AHR Expo, 26 – 28 January, Chicago.

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08/01/2015 MODULYS GP “Green Power 2.0”: a new modular solution completes the Socomec Critical Power offering

Privately owned European UPS manufacturer, Socomec, further strengthens its market-leading position with the launch of the new MODULYS GP solution.

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14/11/2014 Socomec and the Energivie Cluster organise the first European summit in Strasbourg on the role of the building sector within the energy transition

The Energivie Summit, the first international symposium on the role to be played by the building sector in the energy transition was recently held in Strasbourg. Organised on the initiative of the Alsace Energivie Competitiveness Cluster (with Socomec holding a seat on the board of directors), the summit met all expectations, attracting nearly 1,000 international participants who came for exchanges and debate on the 3-5 November focusing on the trends that will impact the construction and renovation of tomorrow’s buildings.

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24/10/2014 A Powerful Partnership: Socomec joins forces with the Data Centre Alliance

Leading integrated power solutions provider – Socomec – has joined forces with the Data Centre Alliance (DCA).  Together with this international industry association, Socomec will work to represent the interests of the data centre infrastructure sector in order to address the critical issues of today - and tomorrow.

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15/10/2014 “Company of the Year 2014” - Frost & Sullivan recognises SOCOMEC for its excellence in terms of innovation and providing solutions adapted to market requirements

"Company of the Year"… Each year in a variety of key markets, consultants Frost & Sullivan award this prize to companies that have demonstrated their capacity to develop and implement an ambitious strategy for growth.

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29/08/2014 VERTELIS SUITE : new design and features for SOCOMEC’s energy management software

SOCOMEC is proud to announce the latest version of its VERTELIS software offering dedicated to energy management in buildings, industry and infrastructures of all types.

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18/06/2014 2014: DIRIS Digiware sparks a revolution in electrical measurement

Twenty years after shaking up the electrical measurement market with the DIRIS system, the first multi-measurement solution, SOCOMEC is once again leading the way with its latest technological innovation: DIRIS Digiware, a totally modular and flexible energy measurement and monitoring system

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11/04/2014 SUNSYS PCS2: the solution for smart integration of PV energy in electrical grids

Matching intermittent energy sources (solar or wind power) with fluctuating demand is a major obstacle for smart grids. Socomec is facing up to this challenge by offering a system that converts and stores the renewable energy produced and compensates the intermittent nature of the energy source.

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16/03/2014 A first in Africa: Socomec supplies a hybrid power plant for the Total Foundation in Malawi

The Total Foundation has recently set up Malawi’s first hybrid power plant in a remote location of the country. The plant features a solution developed by Socomec for off-grid sites, i.e. sites that have zero or only limited coverage by the public grid.

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10/02/2014 The SOCOMEC ATYS range: new motorised & automatic changeover switches from 125 to 3200 A

To meet increasing demand for power supply availability, SOCOMEC has decided to renew its ATYS range of motorised changeover switches, the worldwide benchmark in integrated power switching. The latest range covers ratings from 125 to 3200 A and comprises five models providing different functions and allowing various switching contexts such as network-to-network, network-to-genset and genset-to-genset.

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10/02/2014 Delphys Green Power 2.0 UPS: remains operational even after earthquake

Many critical infrastructures such as data centers, hospitals and emergency services have to remain operational under all circumstances, even after an earthquake. And needless to say, their continued electrical supply is absolutely vital.

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10/02/2014 Socomec gets involved in a European Commission “UPS” pilot project – an acknowledgement of environmental commitment

The Socomec Group, a pioneering manufacturer of UPS systems in France is part of a consortium that has been selected by the European Commission to draw up specific guidelines for measuring the environmental performance of UPS machines throughout their lifecycle.

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10/01/2014 Performance Plus : Socomec has teamed up with Panduit and Stulz to provide a single source of solutions for use in data centers

Three complementary specialists share their expertise to offer data centers the latest technological advances for meeting evolving requirements in terms of electrical supply, cooling systems and infrastructure.

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09/01/2014 DIRIS A17: the new compact multifunction meter

To meet requirements for integrating equipment in electrical cabinets, Socomec now offers a more compact multifunction meter in a 72 x 72 mm format. Designed for monitoring and energy management applications in low and high voltage installations, the DIRIS A17 can be easily integrated in any type of electrical cabinet configuration.

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12/12/2013 SOCOMEC unveils a tempting offer for data centers

Service continuity, the safety of the power supply and the cost of energy are all critical issues for a data center.

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14/11/2013 COUNTIS E with communication option: the new active and reactive energy meters from SOCOMEC

To meet requirements for managing energy costs via closer monitoring of consumption, SOCOMEC has completed its range of COUNTIS E energy meters with models comprising Modbus or M-Bus communication for ratings of 32 A, 63 A and 80 A.

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16/09/2013 Socomec launches LINK-UPS: a 24/7 worry-free service protecting business continuity

Integrated power solutions market leader, SOCOMEC, has launched a remote monitoring service , LINK-UPS, designed to provide IT and Facilities Managers with 24/7 support to ensure the ongoing performance, efficiency and safety of their critical infrastructure and to mitigate against costly downtime.

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03/06/2013 Socomec wins Frost & Sullivan 2013 UPS award. The company is recognised for delivering unparalleled quality, innovation and customization.

Based on its recent research on the uninterrupted power supply (UPS) market, Frost & Sullivan presents Socomec with the 2013 European Frost & Sullivan Award for Product Differentiation Excellence.

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24/04/2013 Socomec introduces the new 250 and 500 kW UPS to extend DELPHYS Green Power 2.0

Socomec continues to set the pace with its comprehensive range of Green Power 2.0 UPS solutions.

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13/03/2013 Launch of the new socomec.com website

Socomec has launched a new version of its socomec.com website. The site has undergone a major facelift, allowing web visitors to discover our key markets, our applications and our products via a single and simplified access.

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01/01/2013 Energy performance target for the SOCOMEC Group

Continuing to focus on ambitious profitable growth, SOCOMEC has recently redefined its development strategy: from being a product specialist, the company is now set on becoming a solutions specialist for expert applications.

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31/10/2012 Bernard Steyert, 2012 Fond’Action Special Jury prize-winner

Bernard Steyert, the grandson of Socomec founder Joseph Siat, has been awarded the Fond'Action Alsace Special Jury Prize. The award was officially made at the CREF (Centre de Rencontres d’Echange et de Formation) in Colmar on the 26 October, under the patronage of Philippe Richert, President of the Alsace Regional Council.

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26/09/2012 Non-stop energy at home and at work: the new elegant Socomec UPS systems

Socomec UPS introduces its new 600 VA to 3.3 kVA UPS systems to the international market, designed to ensure electrical continuity at home and in the office for critical IT applications.

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09/04/2012 Socomec Green Power UPS range recognized as industry-leading innovation by Frost & Sullivan for high energy efficiency and cost savings

Socomec UPS has beaten the competition once again to win a prestigious Frost & Sullivan Product Innovation 2011 - for its comprehensive range of Green Power UPS solutions.

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03/04/2012 Socomec Green Power 2.0 – the very latest development in future-proof, energy efficient critical power.

Socomec, independent French UPS manufacturer, reinforces its market-leading position with the launch of the new Green Power 2.0 UPS developed in response to evolving customer needs

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28/02/2012 Socomec’s Smart Power – On tour!

New rapid response containerised critical power solution - coming to a location near you.

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21/07/2011 Socomec UPS presents GREEN POWER: the unique 3-level power protection

Socomec UPS, leader in power solutions for critical applications, has completed the 10 to 400 kVA GREEN POWER range, the first and only one with innovative 3-level technology inside.

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12/07/2011 Renato Fratta is the new Managing Director UPS Division

The UPS Division of Socomec Group has a new Managing Director: Renato Fratta, who is already the Chairman of Socomec UPS Italy.

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05/07/2011 Socomec Group announces excellent financial results with 23% growth in 2010

The Socomec Group, which specialises in the development manufacture and marketing of control and quality of power supplies serving electrical networks, has issued its financial results for 2010. – The business has achieved a turnover of 383 million Euros, 23% growth on the previous year’s figures.

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29/06/2011 The Data Center Experience is coming - a new way of making news on the world of data centres

Socomec UPS, IBM Deutschland, Stulz, Equinix and Dr. Braun Consultants are inviting the IT world to the Data Center Experience, an itinerant seminar on the technical aspects of solutions for the creation and management of state-of-the-art data centres.

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08/06/2011 Socomec UPS presents the BHC system: long life for UPS batteries

Socomec UPS, a leader in power supply solutions for critical applications, has designed and developed BHC (Battery Health Check), an advanced stand-alone system for monitoring UPS batteries.

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19/05/2011 Socomec UPS and IBM team up for a dedicated Data Centre European roadshow

Socomec UPS, a leading company in supplying critical applications with electricity, will be present at every stage of the IBM PMDC European Road Show 2011. The event focuses on the very latest developments in data centre technology and IBM's 'Portable Modular Data Center', which features the Statys and Netys solutions from Socomec UPS.

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20/04/2011 New Socomec ME UPS subsidiary to open in Dubai

Socomec UPS is strengthening its grip on the Middle East with the opening of its new subsidiary in Dubai, for more complete market monitoring and improved on-site interaction with its partners, distributors, customers and prospective customers.

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04/04/2011 Socomec UPS Supports the European Data Centre Code of Conduct

Socomec UPS has been officially listed as Endorser of the European Data Centre Code of Conduct by the European Commission. This recognition confirms our commitment to the development of technologically green solutions characterised by high energy efficiency.

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31/03/2011 Socomec wins The "Family-owned and Sole Proprietor Companies Award"

Ivan Steyert recently received the “Family-owned and Sole Proprietor Companies Award” from the hands of Erik Orsenna of the French Academy, during an official ceremony held last 30th March in the Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry, with Christine Lagarde, Minister for Economy, Finance and Industry as guest of honour.

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22/03/2011 CeBIT 2011 Socomec Group steals the show with its data centre technologies

It is Europe's largest technology show, widely regarded as the technological event of the year and one of the most influential IT expos in the world. CeBIT celebrated its 25th anniversary with a 2011 edition that was an unprecedented success, hinting at a recovery in the market or at least a renewed interest in innovation, following the lull of recent years.

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03/12/2010 GREEN POWER UPS now available in 320 and 400 kVA Units

Delphys Green Power UPS range for market-leading efficiency combined with maximum availability

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21/07/2010 Socomec is expanding in Romania.

The Socomec group - a leader in Europe and in the world in the availability, control and safety of low-voltage electrical energy - has recently purchased Power System Rom (PSR).

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05/07/2010 Socomec to participate in the Shanghai Universal Exhibition

Established already for nearly fifteen years in China, Socomec is taking advantage of the tremendous international showcase offered by the Shanghai Universal Exhibition to promote its industrial and commercial development in this country.

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24/05/2010 Socodata: new eco-sustainable tools that support specialists

The quality and optimisation of technical communication with customers and sector specialists are two of Socomec UPS’s primary goals.

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27/04/2010 Solar technology laboratory installed at the Socomec Group’s Italian plant

The Socomec UPS Italia plant was recently fitted with a photovoltaic (PV) unit which seems to be a genuine solar technology laboratory.

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23/03/2010 Ivan Steyert nominated chairman of Socomec

Ivan Steyert, great-grandson of the company founder, was unanimously voted Chairman of Socomec (industrial switchgear and UPS) by the Shareholder Board of Directors on Tuesday 23rd March.

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20/03/2010 Rack & ICT networking: customised solutions

Socomec UPS is becoming a driving force in the Networking ICT field as it can provide complete energy solutions inside an IT rack cabinet.

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15/03/2010 Socomec UPS announced that it is the recipient of the “2009 European Energy & Power Systems Product Line Strategy Award” by Frost & Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan Acknowledges Socomec’s Remarkable Uninterrupted Power Supply System Product Lines

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12/02/2010 2010: a green future, starting today

In declaring ourselves a green company at the start of the new millennium, we were not simply making a public commitment to respect and value the environment.

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06/11/2009 Socomec UPS ISO 14001 certified

The Socomec UPS Division has recently received the ISO 14001 certification for its Huttenheim production site based in Alsace, France.

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26/09/2008 40th years of success Socomec UPS

The Socomec Group’s UPS Division recently celebrated its 40th anniversary in the presence ofBernard Steyert, founder of the Division and today Chairman of the Socomec Group.

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15/09/2008 Socomec commits to CoC

Socomec UPS is taking firm steps to protect the climate by helping devise and signing up to the European Code of Conduct (CoC) on the efficiency of uninterruptible power systems.

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27/08/2008 Socomec launches New Statys STS

Maximum performance for an STS

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06/08/2008 Socomec UPS Participates 2008 Summer Olympic Games

Socomec UPS China is happy to announce the Beijing Olympic Committee has chosen Socomec UPS for the following events...

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30/07/2008 Energy from rotation - the Socomec Flywheel

Now, a new way of protecting loads from power supply failures

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02/10/2007 SHARYS IP

Multi-purpose Rectifiers from Socomec UPS

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12/09/2007 ITYS

A new entry that will scale the charts

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16/07/2007 ATyS M changeover switch

the fully integrated ATS solution

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30/06/2007 SIRCO M Load break switch

Modular universal switches

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12/03/2007 A new logo for new ambitions

Socomec is changing its logo.

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05/06/2006 Socomec Sicon UPS and Pentadyne enter agreement

to integrate environmentally-friendly Flywheel Systems

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18/05/2006 No-Break Power Systems for the 2006 Football World Cup

Socomec Sicon UPS selected to provide the protection at the Allianz Arena stadium in Munich

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02/02/2006 DELPHYS MP

60 to 200 kVA UPS's to protect your Data Centres

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