Eaton, an industrial power distribution and control firm, acquired Worcester, Mass.-based Wright Line, a maker of energy efficient server racks, enclosures and hot/cold aisle containment systems.
The two companies are a perfect match, according to Jerry R. Whitaker, Eaton’s president for its Electrical Americas division. “Combining Wright Line’s strong enclosure and air management portfolio along with Eaton’s market leading UPS and power distribution offerings creates a strong solution to help our customers deal with the challenges associated with energy efficiency, thermal management and capital deployment,” he says in a company release.
Undoubtedly, Wright Line’s green IT-focused product portfolio — which helped the firm rack up $101 million in sales in the past 12 months — gives Eaton a nice avenue for growth as data center operators grapple with energy efficiency. Moreover, Eaton’s newly expanded portfolio could result in a streamlined power and cooling distribution and management slate that companies facing a data center energy crunch could find very compelling.
Terms of the deal, as is so often and maddeningly the case, were undisclosed.
Image courtesy of Wright Line.
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