The West Country SPAR wholesaler, Appleby Westward Group Ltd recently appointed Power Control Ltd (PCL) as its main contractor to replace its existing generator solution.

Following a competitive tender process and working in close collaboration with one of its principle design and build partners PCL was able to offer Appleby Westward a full turnkey project solution. This included the demolition of the existing out building, which housed the old generator and the development of a dedicated generator compound, complete with a weatherproof and acoustic enclosure.

Three weeks prior to the commencement of the project Appleby Westward’s existing generator failed, leaving the company exposed. PCL responded very quickly and had a temporary generator sited and conducted a partial electrical installation within a week. All works surrounding the core project were completed on time and within budget.

PCL supplied a SDMO generator, which was chosen for not only its industry wide performance reputation but also its superior ergonomics, versatility and usability. The new SDMO generator was installed into the existing electrical infrastructure within the new compound, where all works were expertly managed by PCL and carried out by approved build contractors.

Appleby Westward’s IT manager, Ross Griffiths commented: “We have been thoroughly impressed with the entire management, planning and implementation of the project. After working with a number of suppliers on various projects over the years I can honestly say that this is one of the smoothest and most successful that we have had carried out here, which was especially important when considering the critical nature of the project.

With a relationship spanning nearly half a decade, Appleby Westward was confident in PCL’s expertise from the offset. The company has a 30kVA Borri B8000FXS Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) system which was supplied by and continues to be maintained by PCL.

Mr Giffiths continued: “The knowledge, expertise and approach demonstrated from all parties throughout the project was extremely reassuring and gave us confidence that the all works would be completed to the highest possible standards.

“I would have no hesitation in recommending PCL to other businesses looking for complete turnkey services and I look forward to continuing to work closely with them for many years to come.”

As leaders in data centre electrical infrastructure, PCL has over 20 years experience in delivering bespoke power protection solutions. Much of the company’s success has been from its ability to align itself with principle industry contractors, project engineers and world leading manufacturers.

Formerly Borri Ltd, PCL rebranded in January 2015 to allow the company to showcase and develop its full portfolio including its wider pool of equipment, technical services and project solutions. This scope also further emphasises PCL’s commitment to delivering tailored power protection solutions for the UK and overseas markets. PCL is committed to Borri three phase UPS products and technologies and is the official UK distributor for the Italian UPS manufacturer.

PCL receives direct manufacturing and technical support from Borri Spa whilst maintaining its high level of engineering involvement, which is supported by its all encompassing service and maintenance programmes and high UPS and product spares stock levels.


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