Riello UPS scores national award hat-trick success

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Riello UPS, a manufacturer of uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) and standby power systems, 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 DCS Awards 2018, the annual celebration of excellence in the multi-billion pound data centre sector.

It won a public vote to beat three other finalists – Romonet Ltd, EcoRacks, and Kao – and took the top prize at the black-tie ceremony staged at the 5-star Grange St Paul’s Hotel in London. The success marks a hat-trick of DCS Awards triumphs for the company, which won ‘Product of the Year’ in 2017 and ‘Data Centre Energy Efficiency Project of the Year’ in 2016.

Based at a 24,000ft2warehouse on Wrexham Industrial Estate, Riello UPS is one of the country’s leading manufacturers of uninterruptible power supplies (UPS). 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.

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, comments, “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.

First staged in 2011, the DCS Awards is an annual event to reward 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’.

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