Schneider Electric acquires prefab data center provider AST Modular

AST Modular has completed more than 450 data center projects in 30 countries.

Schneider Electric recently announced the acquisition of AST Modular, a Barcelona, Spain-based provider of prefabricated data center modules, services, manufacturing expertise and project-engineering support.

Schneider said with this acquisition, it adds capabilities to its position in the prefabricated data center solutions market. “With projects deployed in over 30 countries, AST Modular has successfully executed over 450 data center projects worldwide,” Schneider Electric said. “AST Modular is considered an innovator in the prefabricated data center space, evolving and improving their solutions with every new generation. Expansions to AST Modular’s portfolio have included non-ISO modules, multi-module designs and modular data center rooms, as well as a broad portfolio of cooling options optimized for the prefabricated IT space.”

Henry Daunert, chief executive officer of the acquired company, commented, “It has always been AST Modular’s goal to offer the best and most innovative prefabricated data centers. Schneider Electric’s global presence, world-class power, cooling and data center infrastructure management solutions, backed up by an excellent service network, will be a major benefit for our customers.”

“AST Modular’s capabilities and experience complement Schneider Electric’s strategy to provide global prefabricated solutions and support to meet customer demands in this fast-growing segment,” added Kevin Brown, Schneider Electric’s vice president, data center global offer and strategy. “The acquisition of AST Modular strengthens our regional capabilities in Latin America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, with factories and custom-engineering staff located in Barcelona, Spain and Miami, Florida. We look forward to expanding our library of reference designs and integrating AST Modular’s solutions into our portfolio to create the most-comprehensive offer in the industry.”

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