Watts Unlimited Selected as Master Distributor for GE's DC Power Products for Canada

Driven by demand for cloud, and mobile computing, Watts Unlimited and GE's Critical Power business ink deal to accelerate penetration of GE power conversion technology in Canada

MONTREAL, 26 March, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Watts Unlimited Inc. (Watts), one of Canada's largest designers of industrial-scale critical power infrastructure, has announced that it has signed an agreement with GE's Critical Power business to be the master distributor for DC power system products across Canada.  Under the terms of the deal Watts will appoint sub-distributors across the country and be responsible for growing GE's share of the power conversion footprint across Canada.

"This is an important milestone in our relationship with GE Critical Power.  It allows us to deliver advanced power technologies to Canadian corporations and forms a component of our growth strategy." said Murray Simser, Chief Executive Officer of Watts.  He added, "Canada has a voracious appetite for mobile communications, cloud computing, and all things Internet, the fastest growing areas in our space. That appetite is driving Watts to invest in new capabilities."

"Demand in the power conversion space has and will continue to hit new highs," said Jean-Michel Picard, Founder and Chairman of Watts.  He added, "we are seeing increased demand across all industry segments. They need advanced power conversion technologies to ensure robust offerings.  This agreement let's us deploy GE power conversion technology to quite literally power Canada's fast growing Internet, mobile, and telecom sectors."

About Watts Unlimited - When Power Outages Are Not An Option
Watts Unlimited, founded in 2002, is a specialist provider and manufacturer of large-scale critical and emergency power infrastructure. Watts architects, engineers, manufactures, designs, installs, and maintains critical power products across Canada and around the globe for major corporations, governments and militaries. The company's solutions protect some of the world's most important infrastructure. Clients include well-known organizations such as the Olympic Games, G7 Governments and Militaries, and many of the world's largest aerospace, medical, telecom, broadcasting, financial, pharmaceutical and technology corporations. Watts provides a complete range of solutions to meet power protection, power conversion, and power distribution needs for cloud computing environments, data centres, server rooms, telecommunications systems, industrial systems, and sensitive equipment that simply cannot go down. To learn more about Watts visit: www.wattsunlimited.com

About GE's Critical Power Business
GE's Critical Power business powers rapidly changing, disruptive markets where massive data, communications and computing capacity is redefining how business is done. Customers in data center, super computing, telecommunications and content industries rely on GE to provide the reliable and energy-efficient power to keep networks flowing and transactions moving 24/7. To learn more about GE's Critical Power business, visit www.gecriticalpower.com.

About GE

GE (NYSE: GE) works on things that matter. The best people and the best technologies taking on the toughest challenges. Finding solutions in energy, health and home, transportation and finance. Building, powering, moving and curing the world. Not just imagining. Doing. GE works. For more information, visit the company's website at www.ge.com.

Follow GE's Industrial Solutions business and its Critical Power business on Twitter @GEindustrial and @GEcriticalpower.

 

SOURCE Watts Unlimited Inc.

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For further information: Media Contact: Yanick Picard, 514-744-4200, ypicard@watts-intl.com

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