YHI Acquires Power Systems Ltd
Power supply management and uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) are critical components of any IT installation, from the desktop PC all the way up to the largest data centre. The recent acquisition of Power Systems Ltd by industrial-strength battery and power provision specialist YHI means that New Zealand resellers will have more choice than ever when it comes to providing complete, end-to-end power protection to clients of all sizes.
“We are very excited to expand our reach with the operations of such a successful UPS specialist distributor,” says Chris Talbot, Managing Director of YHI (New Zealand) Ltd. “We recognise the opportunities that exist for a value-added UPS distributor and the resources of Power Systems - their portfolio of global brands, their highly-skilled staff and strong customer relationships - will help us build an industry leading organisation that can provide power protection and business continuity for New Zealand organisations.”
YHI, which has been operating in New Zealand since 1995, has five office/ warehouses throughout New Zealand and employs 55 staff. YHI has been operating in the automotive industry and the industrial battery market but has recently branched out into power supply and the solar power field. YHI currently carries five major bands of solar power solutions. YHI also distributes the Benning brand a global leader of high-end rectifiers and power supplies from Germany, as well as four leading brands of automotive, marine and general purpose batteries.
“Our current line-up of power protection solutions is second to none in New Zealand,” continues Talbot. “And with the combined expertise of the Power Systems team along side our staff of electrical engineers and specialists, New Zealand resellers can be assured that when they deal with us, they will be receiving the absolute best in both products and services.”
Power to the people
The solution set at Power Systems, combined with YHI’s logistical and service delivery expertise, means that the provision of UPS solutions to the New Zealand market has never been more convenient for resellers. “Nobody has ever regretted buying a UPS,” explains Talbot. “In fact, the only regrets we ever hear about are the people who either had under-specified or obsolete UPS solutions when an electrical event occurs. Usually the first call they make after the lights come back on is to a UPS reseller. It’s a fact that a UPS is one of the best strategies to ensure business continuity. And that is exactly why we took the opportunity to purchase the assets of Power Systems.”
For the immediate future, resellers will receive the same levels of expert service and sales support that they have come to expect from Power Systems over their twenty years of operations. “Nothing will change immediately,” says Talbot. “The team at Power Systems will remain in-place and we’ll retain the brand name, the facilities and the business processes. As we co-manage the two organisations, we’ll take the best practices of each and apply them company-wide. The end result will be more streamlined deliveries, enhanced support and more complementary services and solutions.”