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Data center cooling firm STULZ expands Oceania subsidiary

10 Feb 2020

STULZ, a global specialist in data center cooling technology and mission-critical air conditioning, is expanding its Australia and New Zealand subsidiary.

STULZ Oceania will now be extended to include Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Fiji, Vanuatu, Tonga, Samoa, and other Pacific Islands.

According to the company, this expansion will further strengthen the brands position as a technology leader, providing resilient and energy efficient cooling solutions and services for mission critical applications.

STULZ current Australia and New Zealand managing director John Jakovcevic will manage the leadership team across Oceania.

He grew the STULZ brand from an exclusive distributor, to a joint venture partner and now to a 100% owned subsidiary of STULZ GmbH.

Jakovcevic comments, “As experts in the field of data centre cooling technology, we have been working on projects with our Oceania neighbours for a while now and have seen a significant increase in the number of critical facilities being built in the region.”

“Expanding our international presence to service the Oceania region is a natural expansion for STULZ A/NZ which will bring added value to both our teams and our customers. We can now offer an even broader range of technical innovation and expertise to all our customers”.

STULZ GmbH‘s managing director Oliver Stulz says he is equally optimistic about the growth of the brand. 

“We are also excited to see the expansion of our Australian and New Zealand offices into Oceania”. “John has proven success in developing new markets and we are confident the growth of the region will continue under his leadership as it has over the past 20 years”.

STULZ has worked with data center providers across Oceania, including Fujitsu, as well as New Zealand’s Data Vault. Data Vault owns two data centers in the country’s North Island, which house rack space and telehousing options.

The company worked with STULZ to audit and optimize the data centers by using STULZ’ environmental monitoring and optimisation tool (EMOS).

"Within the first six weeks, Data Vault reported a 20 per cent reduction in total power. This increased to an average of 30% reduction in power usage 12 weeks into the project,” STULZ says.

Once the final phase of the project has been completed, Data Vault anticipates that this location will operate at 20% more efficiently than the industry average.

“We’re thrilled with the savings so far. If the data centre continues to follow its current energy saving trajectory the project will be cost neutral within five years, not to mention improving and prolonging the reliability and life cycle of the infrastructure and making an important dent in our carbon footprint,” says Data Vault general manager Peter White.

The project’s success has encouraged Data Vault to open another data center in 2020.