ICT infrastructure specialist Flexenclosure establishes new business with focus on Nigeria
Vara Sweden and Lagos Nigeria, 1st February 2016
Flexenclosure, a specialist developer of intelligent power management systems and pre-fabricated data centres for the ICT industry, has set up a new company in one of its key markets – Nigeria.
The new company – Flexenclosure Technology Solutions – is a wholly owned subsidiary of Flexenclosure AB in Sweden and will serve Flexenclosure’s operations and growing number of customers in the West African region. It will be headquartered in Victoria Island, Lagos, the business hub for all major telecommunications and multinational companies in Nigeria.
Flexenclosure has already deployed hundreds of eSites, its trademark hybrid power system for off-grid and bad-grid cell sites, in Africa and is in the process of deploying significantly more as a result of recent orders. A pioneer in green power solutions for the telecom industry, Flexenclosure deployed several hundred eSites for Airtel in Nigeria as early as 2011 and has also built 15 data centres across the country.
“Having built our first data centre in Nigeria back in 2001, the country has been a key market for us for many years,” said David King, CEO, Flexenclosure. “With the Nigerian and broader West African markets rapidly expanding, we are investing in growing our local presence such that we can continue to offer fast product deployment and world-class support to our customers there. Establishing Flexenclosure Technology Solutions is a clear statement of our long-term commitment to the country.”
Flexenclosure is a fast growing supplier of advanced infrastructure for the information and communications technology industries. Its two key products are eSite, a hybrid power system for off-grid and bad-grid cell sites that delivers 24/7 network uptime and diesel-related cost savings of up to 90 per cent; and eCentre, custom-designed, prefabricated data centre buildings that are fast to deploy, energy efficient and easy to expand.
“Flexenclosure Technology Solutions is uniquely positioned to address a number of challenges faced by the ICT sector in Nigeria and beyond. The increasing need to reduce dependence on fossil fuels is driving demand for green energy and financially optimised power systems. Flexenclosure’s eSite is the ideal solution in this scenario, while our eCentre data centres are the perfect choice to support network infrastructure upgrades and expansions whether you’re an enterprise, telco, colocation provider or global Internet company,“ concludes Mr King.
Flexenclosure Technology Solutions will be headed by Adekunle Adeyemi. Mr Adeyemi has worked in the telecommunications industry for over ten years in a number of African countries. He will be supported by a local team comprising finance, logistics, operations and technical customer support functions.
Flexenclosure is a designer and manufacturer of prefabricated data centre buildings and intelligent power management systems for the ICT industry. The company provides systems that are fully integrated, modular, factory tested for reliability, adaptable to local conditions and quick to install.
eCentres are custom-designed, prefabricated data centre buildings that are fast to deploy, energy efficient and easy to expand. eCentre is a future proofed state-of-the-art technical facility that provides a flexible and expandable open floor space and is optimised for energy efficiency.
eSite is a hybrid power system for off-grid and bad-grid cell sites delivering 24/7 network uptime and diesel-related cost savings of up to 90 per cent. eManager, an all-in-one toolbox for site power infrastructure management, including remote monitoring, power optimisation, KPI reporting, and site logistics, is an integral part of the product.
Flexenclosure was founded in 1989. The company is based in Vara, Sweden, headquartered in Stockholm and has additional offices in Malaysia, Mexico, Myanmar, Nigeria, South Africa, and the UAE. Customers include ACS, Apollo, Millicom, MTN, Vodacom and Zain.