SOURCE: APC-MGE

January 07, 2008 11:10 ET

APC-MGE Receives 2007 Global Data Center Solutions Company of the Year Award

Exceptional Customer Solutions and Undisputed Leadership in the Worldwide Data Center Critical Power and Precision Cooling Marketplace Cited as Key Factors

WEST KINGSTON, RI--(Marketwire - January 7, 2008) - APC-MGE, part of the critical power and cooling services business unit of Schneider Electric, today announced that it received the 2007 Global Data Center Solutions Company of the Year Award from global growth consulting company Frost & Sullivan. This honor is based on a number of criteria, including market share growth, quality product performance, manufacturing capabilities, technological skills and the effectiveness of distribution channel partners.

APC-MGE's uncompromising research and development efforts have produced highly-efficient end-to-end solutions for data centers that address back-up power, cooling and infrastructure issues. The award honors APC-MGE's unparalleled excellence in the data center solutions market by addressing the most fundamental and evolving needs of customers.

"For the past seven years, APC-MGE has consistently increased its revenue share and mindshare within the data center market. Their success is a combination of customer-centric power and cooling solutions and the execution of successful strategic industry alliances," said Farah Saeed, senior consultant with Frost & Sullivan. "By advancing the progress of data center solutions in efficiency, design and scalability, while continuing to exceed the latest application requirements, they are a true leader and a worthy recipient of the 2007 Frost & Sullivan Data Center Solutions Company of the Year Award."

Another factor cited in APC's selection was the company's exceptional customer service and customer loyalty levels. The company has the exceptional expertise to identify market needs and changes while executing innovative strategies within the existing competitive landscape.

"We are delighted that Frost & Sullivan chose to recognize APC-MGE's success in both data center product innovation and company performance," said Laurent Vernerey, APC-MGE's president and chief executive officer. "With the investments we are making today, we are positioning APC-MGE for long-term success in our traditional markets, as well as within the data center and enterprise space."

In order to select the award recipient, analysts quantify several market factors for each market participant according to predetermined criteria, paying close attention to their combined operations. This process includes interviews with all market participants, customers, and suppliers, along with extensive secondary and technology research. The companies' efforts are then analyzed based on the number of new customers, new segments, and commitment to business expansion together with market growth. Industry participants are then ranked based on predetermined measurement criteria.

For more information about APC-MGE offerings, please visit www.apc.com or call 800-877-4080.

About Frost & Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Consulting Company, partners with clients to accelerate their growth. The company's Growth Partnership Services, Growth Consulting and Career Best Practices empower clients to create a growth focused culture that generates, evaluates and implements effective growth strategies. Frost & Sullivan employs over 45 years of experience in partnering with Global 1000 companies, emerging businesses and the investment community from more than 30 offices on six continents. For more information about Frost & Sullivan's Growth Partnerships, visit http://www.awards.frost.com.

About APC-MGE

In February 2007, APC and MGE UPS Systems combined to form a $3 billion (EUR 2.4 billion) Critical Power & Cooling Services business unit of Schneider Electric. Together, APC and MGE offer the industry's most comprehensive product and solution range for critical IT and process applications in industrial, enterprise, small and medium business and home environments. APC and MGE solutions include uninterruptible power supplies (UPS), precision cooling units, racks, and design and management software, including APC's InfraStruXure® architecture the industry's most comprehensive integrated power, cooling, and management solution. Backed by the industry's broadest service organization and an industry leading R&D investment, the combined company's 12,000 employees help customers confront today's unprecedented power, cooling and management challenges. Schneider Electric, with 112,000 employees and operations in 190 countries, had 2006 annual sales of $18 billion (EUR 13.7 billion). For more information on APC and MGE, please visit www.apc-mge.com. All trademarks are the property of their owners.

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