Power Electronics - Reliable locking technology for energy storage pioneer
Founded 35 years ago, Power Electronics is the world’s leading supplier of energy storage systems and the first manufacturer of solar inverters in America, Oceania, and Europe. Besides the company‘s headquarters in Valencia, the company has 24 other international subsidiaries. Thanks to decades of experience manufacturing charging infrastructures for all types of electric vehicles, Power Electronics has become a benchmark in the implementation and development of electro mobility. In addition, sustainability plays a significant role. The battery and energy storage system producer is currently part of over 1,600 renewable energy projects worldwide. It has already prevented over 60.5 million tons of CO2 emissions into the environment.
Power Electronics manufactures thousands of electronic inverters and chargers each year. As a result, the company’s managers were looking for a supplier that could offer a complete package of services to meet their needs. These systems had to include development, design, production, and sales.
Global network proves convincing
Power Electronics found a suitable supplier and partner in EMKA. The cooperation with the world market leader for locking systems, hinges and seals for use in switch and control cabinets started in 2015.
Besides the expertise and the price-performance ratio, the high quality of the locking systems – certified according to the UL standard – was a well-proven factor.
Furthermore, the global networking of the Velbert-based company stood out. In addition to its location in the La Rioja region (Arnedo) in Spain, EMKA is represented worldwide.
“The mix of local partner and globally networked company was very attractive to us,” explains one of the people responsible for central purchasing at Power Electronics.
“EMKA can quickly support us not only locally but also with our customers worldwide.”
Since 2015, EMKA has been supplying a large part of the locking systems used at the Spanish battery storage manufacturer. These systems are used in inverter stations, e-chargers and industrial enclosures. The annual order scope includes a complete locking system: swinghandles from the award-winning 1325 series, rod controls for multiple interlocking, hinges, and quarter turns, as well as seals that are manufactured at the Spanish production plant specifically for Power Electronics. “Using our local production of seals in Spain, we are able to implement even short-term orders from Power Electronics quickly and with the highest quality,” explains those responsible at EMKA in Spain. In addition to three gasket types from the existing range, Power Electronics is also supplied with a right of special gaskets developed in-house.
With its portfolio, Power Electronics can reduce CO2 emissions while contributing significantly to the funding of renewable energies. EMKA accompanies the Spanish energy storage manufacturer on these systems. Together, the two companies can look back on seven years of successful cooperation. In addition, EMKA could ensure a continuous supply of locking systems even during the pandemic using its local subsidiary. The collaboration will continue for a long time, as the partners aim to continue growing together in the future.