Kohler Co. Acquires Pure Power Systems

Recent Transaction Strengthens Capabilities and Reach of Leading Power Protection Company

KOHLER, Wis. – May 2, 2017 – Kohler Co. has acquired Pure Power Systems, a Dublin-based independent distributor and service provider of uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems. The transaction will see Pure Power Systems become part of Kohler’s successful UK-based UPS sales and service company – Uninterruptible Power Supplies Ltd (UPSL).

Established in 2003, Pure Power Systems has locations in Dublin and Limerick and was owned by company founder Ian Jackson. Jackson and all other current employees will continue to lead and manage Pure Power Systems following the acquisition.

“We’re excited about this new chapter in our company’s story,” Jackson said. “UPSL is owned by Kohler Co., which brings us together with the company’s other leading power-industry brands, including Kohler Power Systems, SDMO, Clarke Energy, and – of course – UPSL. We believe this is a very promising development for our customers and employees alike and we’re now well positioned for continued success and a new level of growth here in Ireland.”


“Pure Power Systems is a highly reputable company and will be an excellent addition to the Kohler family,” said David Renton, Managing Director for UPSL. “We’ve partnered with Pure Power for nearly a decade, so we’re very familiar with the company’s deep technical expertise as well as the unmatched, locally-based service they provide. This acquisition will allow us to give our datacenter and other power protection customers throughout Ireland and the UK access to an enhanced offering of UPS products and support services.”


UPSL is part of Kohler Company’s Power Group and was among the first companies to bring modular UPS and transformerless UPS technology to the United Kingdom. The company offers a full breadth of power protection products and related equipment, including UPS, battery banks, switchgear, power conditioning equipment, and more. Additional company information can be obtained at www.upspower.co.uk.

About Kohler Company:
A global force in power solutions since 1920, Kohler is committed to reliable, leading-edge products and comprehensive after-sale support. Kohler’s acquisition of SDMO in 2005 and Clarke Energy in 2017 created one of the world’s largest manufacturers of generators and power solutions. The companies collectively have over 200 years of experience in industrial power and now benefit from global R&D, manufacturing, and sales and service network. For additional information, please visit www.kohlerpower.com or www.kohlersdmo.com or www.clarke-energy.com.

Founded in 1873 and headquartered in Kohler, Wisconsin. Kohler Co. is one of America’s oldest and largest privately held companies. With more than 55 manufacturing locations worldwide, Kohler is a global leader in the manufacture of engines and power systems; kitchen and bath products; premier cabinetry and tile; and owner/operator of two of the world’s finest five-star hospitality and golf resort destinations in Kohler, Wisconsin and St Andrews, Scotland. For more details, please visit www.kohler.com.

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