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2009

2009-06-21 / Free-Press-Release.com

APW President Systems to increase focus on Technical Services and Channel Partnerships

(Free-Press-Release.com) June 21, 2009

APW President Systems, the pioneer in enclosure solutions, is intensifying its initiatives in the Telecom, Contract manufacturing and Small and Medium Business (SMB) segments, as well as Entertainment / Healthcare and Government segments. Additionally, the company plans to lay emphasis on technical services and solutions and on expanding its market reach through a channel partnership program.

2009-06-20 / PRLog (Press Release)

APW President Systems to increase focus on Technical Services and Channel Partnerships

APW President Systems announces plans to lay emphasis on technical services and solutions and on expanding its market reach through a channel partnership program. Names S. Venkatraman as Vice President – Enclosure Solutions and Technical Services.

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PRLog (Press Release) – Jun 20, 2009 – APW President Systems, the pioneer in enclosure solutions, is intensifying its initiatives in the Telecom, Contract manufacturing and Small and Medium Business (SMB) segments, as well as Entertainment / Healthcare and Government segments. Additionally, the company plans to lay emphasis on technical services and solutions and on expanding its market reach through a channel partnership program.

2009-06-19 / EFY News Network 

APW President To Increase Focus On Technical Services, Channel Programme

The company has also promoted S. Venkatraman to the position of vice president, enclosure solutions and technical services.

EFY News Network

Friday, June 19, 2009:  APW President Systems, an enclosure solutions company, is reinforcing its focus on the telecom, contract manufacturing and small and medium business (SMB) segments, as well as entertainment/healthcare and Government segments. Additionally, the company is planning to emphasise on technical services and solutions and on expanding its market reach through a channel partnership programme.

On the technical services front, APW President has been moving to offer increased back-end support and advisory help to customers in data centre and telecom centre projects from an early stage of the planning cycle through design, deployment and completion. The company’s technical personnel are closely involved in counseling IT managers, sharing expertise, and evolving optional solutions with modularity, scalability and reliability.

“This is a natural progression,” said E. Elias, managing director, APW President Systems. “We have been developing our technical skills across a range of business verticals for almost a decade. With our cumulative expertise and insight, we are confident that our growing business in enclosure solutions will get added impetus even under difficult market conditions.”

In line with the strategy, the company also promoted S. Venkatraman to the position of vice president, enclosure solutions and technical services.

“We have a well-established business-to-business model, supported through marketing and sales distribution channels. We plan to increase thrust on sales through channels (system integrators, VARs etc.),” said Pramod Agashe, chief operating officer, APW President Systems.

In developing channel partnerships, the company is enrolling channel champions who have a reputation for driving market growth, and for fostering a value-creation strategy that aligns with a customer-centric approach, the company adds.

“To quote an example, we have appointed Asia Pacific Brands India Ltd (APBIL), a provider of distribution services for IT and industrial products, as national distributor for the FlexiBox, our range of wall-mount cabinets,” says Pramod.

2009-05-21  / Network Computing

APW President Systems Launches Mini-datacenter for the SMB Segment

NC News Network, May 21 2009, 1100 hrs

APW President Systems has introduced SmartRack, an innovative enclosure solution designed for small and mid-size businesses (SMB) and branch offices. This latest product introduction extends the company’s market reach into the fast-growing SMB business segment.

2009-05-18 / Express Channel Business

APW President launches SmartRack

APW President Systems has introduced SmartRack, an enclosure solution designed for small and mid size businesses and branch offices.

SmartRack is made entirely from steel. The vendor claims that it is economical and energy saving product. The other solutions of APW President include UNISERV, CYBERack, Patchrack, FlexiBox, Server Lifter and CL-Amp.

SmartRack can house different models and sizes of servers and various devices like EPABX, networking and communication devices, and other devices that may not have a designated space in the layout.

2009-05-09  /  Industry 2.0

Slowdown Puts a Crimp in Operations

Satish Chavan, May 09, 2009 / The sheet metal industry braces itself to weather the economic storm with innovative strategies and services.
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[1] APW President Systems (APWPS), a manufacturer of infrastructure systems for IT, telecom and general electronics customers announced an expansion in its manufacturing facility at Bangalore. The company is adding a new plating facility and additional factory premises. According to the company, the new plating facility will have an installed capacity of 300,000 units, and will go on stream by September 2009.

[2 ] Leveraging technology, One of the beneficial impacts of international outsourcing is that Indian companies have updated their technology to global norms. This is most evident in the auto ancillary sector, because of which companies in the metal working sector have added new capabilities to their repertoire. “There’s an increasing level of process automation,” confirms Elias.

The focus is on using software for designing (CAD) and manufacturing (CAM), and using computer aided engineering (CAE) tools. There is also an increasing use of robots, especially in cutting and jointing processes. “Sophisticated CNC equipment is being used to improve accuracy of welding and to significantly increase throughput significantly. This yields added quality and consistency,” says Elias.

[3] “While these changes may have resulted in substantial improvements, they continue to demand extraordinary levels of effort.  Managers are still left with the uncomfortable feeling that they are falling short of expectations!” remarks Elias. “Simply re-engineering processes and local improvements are insufficient. We are being forced to challenge the basic assumptions on which management practices are based and decisions are made,” he adds.

[4] APWPS has opted to focus on areas that are still exhibiting growth despite the general slowdown. “While there has been a notable slowdown in IT and general electronics, the telecom sector continues to offer good growth potential. During 2008-09, production of telecom equipment is expected to reach Rs. 518,000 million. But in the context of the current crisis we expect to see much slower growth across the telecom sector later this year,” explains E Elias, Managing Director of APWPS. The company has also widened its customer focus to include SMBs. “Indian SMBs are expected to be a major growth generator. Last year, SMBs are estimated to have invested Rs. 32,000 crore on enhancing their connectivity infrastructure (includes electronic infrastructure for IT and telecom). We expect this growth to slow down moderately due to the economic recession, but it would still be of the order of about Rs. 25,000 crores,” Elias adds.

[5] While the ongoing recession may have resulted in excess capacities, most companies are hopeful of a turnaround, and expect demand to bounce revive in the next quarter. “We think this is the best time to invest in capacity expansion to be ready for the upswing,” says Elias.

2009-05-05  /  CIOL Network

APW President Systems launches SmartRack

The enclosure solution is designed to address the networking infrastructure needs of SMBs

MUMBAI, INDIA: APW President Systems has introduced SmartRack, an enclosure solution designed for small and mid-size businesses (SMB) and branch offices.

“We have designed SmartRack as a dedicated solution specifically addressing the networking infrastructure needs of SMBs,” said EA Elias, MD, APW President Systems.

Apart from housing different models and sizes of servers in a standard enclosure format, the SmartRack can also accommodate a variety of electronic equipments, like EPABXs, networking and communication devices, and other devices that are commonly deployed in the office environment but do not have a designated space in the layout.

“The SmartRack is designed to fit into modern office environments seamlessly, while offering all the economy and functionality of a mini-data center. From the outside, this enclosure system looks like a high-quality office facility, while within lies a combination of rack design, backed by thermal and cable management features, that allow a variety of servers and electronic equipment to be installed directly in one compact frame, eliminating the need for expensive and segregated datacenter space,” said S Venkatraman, Asst VP—Sales and Service, APW President Systems.

2009-05-05  / SearchSMBAsia.com

A mini-datacenter for SMBs

By SearchSMBAsia Editors | May 5, 2009

Small and medium-sized businesses can now have their own datacenter following APW President Systems’ launch of the SmartRack, an enclosure designed for small and mid size businesses and branch offices. The product extends the company’s market reach into the fast-growing SMB segment.

The company said that apart from housing different models and sizes of servers in a standard enclosure format, the SmartRack can also accommodate a variety of electronic equipment, like EPABXs, networking and communication devices, and other devices that are commonly deployed in the office environment but do not have a designated space in the layout.

The SmartRack enables deployment of servers and network hardware neatly and efficiently in the office workspace, doing away with the need for dedicated computer rooms. It combines easy cable management and high thermal capacity with a plug-and-play feature. The company also said that a host of installer-friendly features ensure quick and easy systems deployment and the office-quality appearance blends seamlessly into almost any office environment.

2009-03-15  /  Network Computing

Why CIOs should look at this downturn to steer their organizations into a green patch

By Jamsheed Gandhi

Cover Story: Sowing the seeds for a greener company

APW President Systems, a company that has been in the business of manufacturing physical infrastructure components which are deployed in data centers, now offers their clients consultancy services that help in optimizing their data center.

2009-01-16  /  CRN.in

APW President Systems Expands its Manufacturing Facility

CRN Network, Jan. 16 2009, 1030 hrs

APW President Systems has announced the expansion of its manufacturing unit at Attibele, Bangalore with the addition of a 45,000 sq feet plot. Construction of the new plating facility and factory premises will be completed by September 2009.

2009-01-06  /  CIOL.com

APW President Systems appoints APBIL as national distributor
To distribute FlexiBox range of wall-mount cabinets

MUMBAI: APW President Systems, a provider in datacenter infrastructure solutions, announced on Monday that it has appointed Asia Pacific Brands India Ltd (APBIL), a provider of distribution services for IT and Industrial products, as national distributor for the FlexiBox range of wall-mount cabinets.

2009-01-05  /  EFYtimes.com

APW President Systems Gets National Distributor In APBIL

Tuesday, January 06, 2009:  APW President Systems, a designer, manufacturer and supplier of data centre infrastructure solutions, has appointed Asia Pacific Brands India Ltd (APBIL) as its national distributor for the FlexiBox range of wall-mount cabinets, which is an ideal solution for LAN and WAN applications and is supplied as a completely-knocked-down (CKD) product packed in a box.

2008

2008-09-08 /  India Business Insight

APW PRESIDENT SYSTEMS LTD ranks 370th in the Industry 2.0 listing of Top 500 Large Manufacturing Companies in India in 2007-2008

APW President Systems Ltd (APSL) ranks 370th in the Industry 2.0’s third annual listing of Top 500 Manufacturing Small and Medium Businesses (SMBs) in India. The listing covers companies that recorded net revenue of less than  Rs300 crore in 2007-2008. The ranking was based on composite scores of companies on nine parameters comprising sales turnover, percentage change and absolute increase in turnover, profit after tax (PAT), increase in PAT, PAT/sales ratio, return on capital employed (ROCE) and its growth over 2006-2007. APSL registered 24 percent increase in revenue at Rs116.19 crore for 2007-2008 (Rs93.33 crore in 2006- 2007) and 15 percent growth in PAT at Rs7.24 crore (Rs6.28 crore), with a PAT/revenue ratio of 6.23 percent. The company’s ROCE declined by 17 percent from 21.51 percent to 17.92 percent.

COPYRIGHT 2008 Silverline Information Systems Pvt. Ltd.

2008-07-18  /  domain-b.com

 

New data centre developments from Cisco, APW President

Cisco introduces new products; Indian company in foreign collaboration

There have been two recent developments in the world of data centres, both with an India connection. These are India-based APW President Systems’ tie-up with London-based Global DataCenter Management, and the introduction of new products and professional services under its Data Centre 3.0 portfolio by networking leader Cisco.

2008-07-18  /  topnews.in

APW President Systems ties up with Global DataCenter

Submitted by Darpana Kutty on Fri, 07/18/2008 – 05:32.
Technology News Features

Tuesday saw a strategic partnership between APW President Systems and London-based Global DataCenter Management (GDCM) at DataCenter 2008, to distribute nlyte solution across India.

“We see our partnership with GDCM as an opportunity to offer our customers the next generation of data centre management systems to take their planning and green IT strategies to the next level. As an established leader in the data centre infrastructure management space, APW President Systems has been innovating for over 26 years to help customers in planning and maintaining high energy efficiency levels, optimising space for their equipment, and monitoring and supporting them in managing their data centre assets,” said Pramod Agashe, Chief Operating Officer, APW President Systems.

2008-07-16   /  mydigitalfc.com

APW President aims to cross Rs 150 cr turnover

Notwithstanding the slowdown in the market Data Centre infrastructure provider, APW President Systems, expects to increase its revenue to Rs 162 crore in the current financial year.

2008-07-15 / Economic Times

APW President Systems ties up with Global DataCenter

15 Jul 2008, 1830 hrs IST, ECONOMICTIMES.COM

MUMBAI: APW President Systems, a provider of data centre infrastructure, has tied up with London-based Global DataCenter Management for a strategic partnership to distribute nlyte, a data centre solution. The tie-up was announced at DataCenter 2008 Summit held on Tuesday.

Explaining the rationale behind the launch in India, Michael Evans, chief executive officer, Global DataCenter, said, “issues associated with poor supplies and the continued hot climate, organisations in India are in the need of solutions which will allow them to manage their data centre environments and control power and cooling requirements. Using nlyte will help sort out these challenges.”

The product is designed to help data centre managers make the most of their IT investments. The product has been planned by some IT professionals at the global level who were in charge of data centres during their earlier professions and also faced practical problems pertaining to data centres.

“While minimising complexity and costs, nlyte allows companies to model and mange their hardware, capacity, power, cooling, networking and space; reduce redundancy, enhance optimisation of IT assets and actively forecast and plan the development of their assets,” said Satnam Singh, alliance manager, Global DataCenter.

Speaking on the sidelines of the summit, Agashe said, “we are going to promote this product aggressively as we believe this one is the first of its kind in India. Adding big clients in our clients’ kitty will have an impact on our balance sheet”.

According to Agashe, who is bullish on the IT sector with a long term view, they are getting some big clients who have showed interest in ‘nlyte’. Some of these are NCR, Nokia, Reliance Communications, Ericsson.

2008-06-30 / dalalstreetjournal.com

Mid Cap 400 / SMART SOLUTIONS / APW PRESIDENT

Interview with Elijah A Elias, MD, APW President

Expanding Reach Through Quality Products & Services

APW President operates in the four segments: Networking Enclosures; General Electronics; Telecommunications; Special Products (Contract Manufacturing) along with it has marketing rights of Avocent’s KVM products.

APW President Systems is a market leader in the networking enclosure systems. APW President is expanding its capacity and looking forward to grabbing the major chunk in the telecom segment where it envisages  huge scope. The company is expanding its reach and looking for multifold growth in the near future. Elijah A Elias, Managing Director of the company recounts the journey from the humble start to the present status and shares his future plans and strategies with Mid Cap 400.

2008-04-22  /  1888pressrelease.com

APW President Systems Introduces New Cable Management Facility For Data Centers

System installers administrators stand to benefit from an innovation for cable management in today’s IT, Networking and Data Centers, introduced by Mumbai (India) based APW President Systems.

(1888PressRelease) April 22, 2008 – Mumbai, India based APW President Systems has introduced an innovative cable management facility, continuing a long tradition of innovation.

The focus is on using software for designing (CAD) and manufacturing (CAM), and using computer aided engineering (CAE) tools. There is also an increasing use of robots, especially in cutting and jointing processes. “Sophisticated CNC equipment is being used to improve accuracy of welding and to significantly increase throughput significantly. This yields added quality and consistency,” says Elias.