Swedish ICT company Flexenclosure chosen as 2015 Red Herring Europe Winner
Stockholm, Sweden, 20th April 2015
Flexenclosure, a Sweden-based designer and manufacturer of prefabricated data centre buildings and intelligent power management systems for the ICT industry, has been selected as a winner of the Red Herring Top 100 Europe award, a prestigious list honouring the year’s most promising private technology ventures from the European business region.
The Red Herring Top 100 Europe award recognises Europe’s most innovative technology companies, selected from a pool of hundreds from across Europe. Global technology and innovation media company Red Herring evaluated nominees on both quantitative and qualitative criteria such as financial performance, technological innovation, disruptive impact, management quality and overall business strategy.
Flexenclosure was selected for its ground-breaking and advanced telecom infrastructure solutions eCentre, a custom-designed, prefabricated data centre building that is fast to deploy, energy efficient and easy to expand; and eSite, a hybrid power system for off-grid and bad-grid cell sites delivering 100 per cent network uptime and diesel-related cost savings of up to 90 per cent.
“We are delighted to have been recognised by Red Herring,” said David King, CEO, Flexenclosure. “Our mission is to deliver leading edge technologies that catalyse economic growth in frontier markets, and this award validates our vision for the company. I’m very proud of the great work that our team has achieved to date and we have exciting plans for the future.”
“Selecting startups that show the most potential for disruption and growth is never easy,” said Alex Vieux, publisher and CEO of Red Herring. “We looked at hundreds and hundreds of candidates from all across the continent, and after much thought and debate, narrowed the list down to the Top 100 Winners. Each year, the competition gets tougher but we believe Flexenclosure demonstrates the vision, drive and innovation that define a Red Herring Top 100.”
Flexenclosure has won numerous prestigious telecom industry and environmental awards, including the AfricaCom Award, the GSMA Global Mobile Award and the International Green Award. Flexenclosure is also currently shortlisted as a finalist for the DCS Datacentre International Design/Build Supplier of the Year.
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 100 per cent 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 Kenya, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nigeria, South Africa, and the UAE. Customers include ACS, Apollo, MTN, Vodacom and Zain.