Web serving building management in UK
The Schneider Electric Global Competence Centre for Transparent Building technology (web-based building management systems) is among the key activities which are housed in the company's new purpose-built 10,000m2 extension to its existing Telford premises.
It was recentely opened by the Schneider Electric Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.
Marking the latest phase in Schneider Electric's ambitious ongoing programme of investment in the UK, the new extension also provides greatly expanded logistics, manufacturing and office accommodation.
To maximise the energy efficiency of the newly expanded Telford site, in line with Schneider Electric's commitment to protecting the environment, the whole complex is equipped with the
company's innovative Transparent Building systems, which represent the very latest in web-based building management technology.
"For such an important investment in the UK, it is essential that we should have only the best and most effective systems," said the Schneider Electric UK Managing Director, "and this requirement is well satisfied by the Transparent Building systems. They will help us to ensure that our operation always runs at full efficiency, thereby enabling us to offer exceptional and consistent customer service," he continued, "and they will help us to keep our costs very competitive."
These new premises in Telford will house activities relating to all of the company's global brands - Merlin Gerin, Telemecanique and Square D. The premises will also be used as a reference site for potential customers wishing to examine the possibilities provided by Transparent Building technology in a live, practical situation.
In the UK, Schneider Electric operates from 18 industrial and commercial sites, providing employment for 2,000 people, and achieving an annual turnover in excess of £244 million.