Energy saver aims at German market

Dr Alex Mardapittas of EMSc
Dr Alex Mardapittas of EMSc
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Award winning energy saving technology business EMSc (UK) is targeting expansion in Germany, Switzerland and Austria.

Ecclesfield-based EMSc has signed a distribution agreement with the Hamburg based 67rockwell, the leading, German-based distributor of technology products, to distribute its Powerstar voltage optimisation systems.

EMSc developed and makes the Powerstar range of voltage optimisation equipment can cut electricity consumption by up to 15 per cent in the UK and extend equipment life by matching the voltage delivered to the requirements of the equipment it is powering.

The company believes its system will particularly benefit companies in Germany, where voltage levels and energy prices are particularly high.

EMSc says that although voltage levels have been harmonised at 230V throughout Europe, the variations in voltage allowed around that level mean many sites get higher levels of voltage than actually required, which not only means they are paying more, but also shortens the life of their equipment, as the excess power is turned into heat.

International business development manager Paul North said: “Our partnership with 67rockwell will provide us with an excellent opportunity to expand our international footprint and a forge strong foothold in three new markets.

“Our research shows that there are many organisations in Germany, Austria and Switzerland that can benefit from reducing the voltage used at their respective premises.”

Powerstar’s technology has been installed at landmark sites including Palace of Westminster and City Hall, in London, the Welsh Assembly building, Western Australia’s Parliament building and by supermarket giant ASDA, Hilton Hotels and the NHS. Earlier this year EMSc was named UK Trade & Investment Yorkshire and Humber Exporter of the Year.