DPS and Geist Forge New Partnership

UK company Data and Power Solutions and US-based Geist, manufacturers of 19" rack power distribution and providers of environmental monitoring solutions for data centres announce their 50/50 partnership entered into on 21 July 2010. The synergy created by this partnership will allow both companies to share R & D, production methods and sales channels to provide better service and more competitive products for their customers.

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Sam Featherston, President of Geist (left) and Theo Spittel, MD, Data and Power Solutions

Data and Power MD Theo Spittel,said: “This is an ideal alliance. Both companies have a reputation for providing reliable custom-built power and monitoring solutions, fast turnaround production and personalised customer service.

Taunton, UK (PRWEB) July 23, 2010

Data and Power Solutions, a leading manufacturer of power distribution and environmental monitoring solutions, has announced a new partnership with US firm Geist Manufacturing.

The Nebraska-based enterprise has purchased 50% per cent ownership in Data and Power Solutions, as part of their commitment to support global customers with local vertically integrated supply.

Data and Power Solutions MD Theo Spittel, who will be responsible for the day-to-day control of the partnership, said: “This is an ideal alliance. Both companies have a reputation for providing reliable custom-built power and environmental monitoring solutions, fast turnaround production and personalised customer service.

“By partnering two vertically integrated businesses operating in the same industry, but in different markets we can share R & D, production methods and sales channels to provide a highly competitive, quality-supported service to all our customers.”

Gordon Hutchison, International Business Development Director at Geist Manufacturing said of the new DPS partnership: “We wanted to become part of an established enterprise that would allow us to operate as seamlessly in Europe as we do now in the USA and the Pacific Rim. We believe we’ve found the perfect opportunity at Data and Power Solutions and are delighted to become their partner.”

Notes to editors:
1. Data and Power Solutions Limited (DPS) starting manufacturing 19” rack power components and accessories in 1989. The company now employs 33 workers at their manufacturing plant in Taunton, Somerset, England.
2. Geist Manufacturing, originally established in 1948, is part of the PCE group of companies founded in 1993, which also includes Apex Plastics, HTI Plastics, ITWatchdogs, Geist Technology and Geist Intelligent Facilities. Its headquarters is in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA and the company employs 130 throughout the USA and China.
3. Geist Manufacturing has a complete in-house electronics and firmware design group, as well as a team dedicated to developing Environet – specialist facilities management and monitoring software.
3. Further information about DPS can be found at http://www.dataandpower.com and further information about Geist can be found at http://www.geistmfg.com

Press contact – Data and Power:
For further information or to arrange an interview with MD, Theo Spittel contact David Wilson at:
Tel: 07802 475307

Press contact – Geist:
For further information or to arrange an interview with International Business Development Director Gordon Hutchison at: Tel: 07876 792467

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