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Legrand: Expands Data Center Capabilities by Acquiring AFCO Systems


5/12/2017

Legrand, North and Central America (LNCA), has announced the purchase of AFCO Systems, a company specializing in the design, engineering and manufacture of racks, cabinets, enclosures, and air containment systems for the data center, collocation and telecommunications industries. The acquisition will expand Legrand’s leadership in the commercial data center market - and enhance product offerings for key customer segments such as hyperscale, collocation, and cloud computing providers and system integrators.

The AFCO Systems product line will become part of LNCA’s newly formed Cabinet and Containment Solutions business within its Data Communications division. The business will offer multiple product lines and allow for sales teams to offer a broader array of cabinet and containment solutions.

“The acquisition of AFCO Systems demonstrates Legrand, North and Central America’s commitment to innovation and leadership in the data center market,” said John Selldorff, President and CEO of LNCA. “The creation of our new Cabinet and Containment Solutions business, featuring the combined product lines of LNCA and AFCO Systems, will enable us to further marshall our energy and resources around this exciting space and enable us to address almost any application or user requirement - from standard to full custom solutions.”

AFCO Systems’ tubular welded construction platforms will allow LNCA to better address the growing system integrator market for pre-installation of servers and switches in cabinets, while also providing seismic compliant solutions. In addition, AFCO Systems’ broad portfolio of aisle containment solutions and custom engineering expertise compliments Legrand’s recently introduced Contain-IT Flex system, and positions Legrand as a provider of the most comprehensive and adaptable aisle containment offering on the market.

“We are excited to become a part of LNCA and to provide customers with an enhanced product portfolio,” said Mike Mallia, General Manager of the Cabinet and Containment Solutions business unit of the Data Communications division of LNCA. “Legrand’s strong market presence, extensive distribution channels, and global manufacturing footprint will enable us to provide greater service and response times anywhere in the world and accelerate innovation and product development in a rapidly evolving marketplace.”


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