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Schneider Electric and Compass Datacenters deepen tech collaboration with £2.4bn deal

Written by Mon 13 Nov 2023

Digital automation and energy management company, Schneider Electric, has announced a £2.4 billion ($3 billion) multi-year agreement with data centre builder and operator Compass Datacenters.

The companies have strengthened their collaboration by improving the efficiency of their supply chains for creating and delivering prefabricated modular data centre solutions.

Under a five-year vendor-supplier agreement, Schneider Electric and Compass Datacenters aim to deliver scalable, modular data centres. These data centres feature simplified design, streamlined manufacturing, and ease of deployment across diverse environments.

President of Schneider Electric North America, Aamir Paul, said the company can provide Compass Datacenter with the infrastructure they require predictably and reliably.

“The extension of our agreement to continue innovating will address future demands to serve customers in industries ranging from cloud and service providers to semiconductors and electric vehicles, healthcare and telecommunication, among others,” said Paul.

Schneider Electric cited the skyrocketing consumption of data due to the AI market as the cause of the agreement.

The CEO of Compass Datacenters, Chris Crosby, told Reuters the company seeks to cut construction time and costs while maintaining consistent quality for facilities.

“Our collaborative efforts will allow us to meet the increasing demands from our customers to deliver cutting-edge data centre solutions in an innovative manner,” said Crosby.

Schneider Electric has manufactured and delivered around 150 modular data centre solutions to Compass Datacenters from its West Chester, Ohio operation. 

In July, Schneider Electric and Compass Datacenters announced a partnership to build a 110,000sqft integration facility in Red Oak, Texas to support the projected growth for more data centre solutions. The facility is expected to create 100 jobs and enable both organisations to integrate their supply chain networks in response to data centre business growth and customer demands.

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Written by Mon 13 Nov 2023

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