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Article Date: 21st March 2016

Eaton Launches Licensed Panelbuilder Partner Advantage Programme to Provide Specifiers with Local Access to Customised Switchgear Solutions

Power Management - Panelbuilder Partner - xEnergy Switchgear - LV Switchboards

Eaton Electric - Electrical Contractor

Power management company Eaton has launched a new partnership programme for panelbuilders to make it easy for specifiers and electrical contractors to locally source xEnergy switchgear assemblies that comply with IEC/EN 61439-2 (design verification by testing). Specifiers and electrical contractors who work with one of the new partners will benefit from customised switchgear and controlgear solutions, backed by Eaton’s design and engineering expertise.

All the Eaton Licensed Panelbuilder Partner Advantage Programme partners are fully trained to become licensed assemblers for the xEnergy range and rigorously assessed by Eaton to ensure that they meet stringent quality and safety standards.

“Many individuals prefer to buy switchboards and motor control centres from a local supplier,” said Jerry Atkinson, Sales Manager for Eaton, “not least because they are easy to deal with, especially if there are specification changes during the build. Also, final inspection and witness testing can be arranged much more conveniently with a supplier that’s close at hand.

“However, as well as the ease of local supply, specifiers and electrical contractors also want equipment that is certified and design-verified and, in the past, it has often been difficult to find a local supplier for these. Our new Licensed Panelbuilder Partner Advantage Programme has been developed specifically to address this issue and it will ultimately provide local access to our versatile and cost-effective xEnergy switchgear assemblies throughout the UK.”

The xEnergy system, which is the focus of the new programme, features a readily customisable modular design. It can be used to build both switchboards and motor control centres up to 5000A – soon to rise to 6300A. The xEnergy system offers outstanding flexibility to satisfy immediate demands and to allow for future expansion. It provides additional benefits in terms of exceptional protection for both people and equipment.

Derek Purves, General Manager of Stroud Switchgear, Eaton’s Licensed Panelbuilder Partner for the South West region comments: “Now that we are licensed by Eaton, our customers know that we are able to offer them a range of competitively priced switchboards that comply with the latest international standards. They also know that the switchboards have the backing of a multinational company, with a record for producing quality products that are recognised throughout the electrical industry.”

Other members of the Eaton Licenced Panelbuilder Partner Advantage Programme are B&S Group Ltd of Chester (North West), EMS Ltd of Aylesbury (South East), KDS Solutions Ltd of Telford (West Midlands), See Tech Ltd of Alfreton (East Midlands), Bemco Ltd of Glasgow (Scotland) and JW Morris of Bridgend (Wales). Further members are joining in the near future to provide nationwide coverage.

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