Legrand North and Central America (LNCA) has announced the purchase of AFCO Systems, a designer, engineer and manufacturer of racks, cabinets, enclosures, and air containment systems for the data center, collocation and telecommunications industries. The acquisition will expand Legrand in the commercial data center market and enhance product offerings for customer segments such as hyperscale, collocation, and cloud computing providers and system integrators.
The AFCO Systems product line will become part of LNCA’s Cabinet and Containment Solutions business within its Data Communications division. The business will offer multiple product lines and allow for sales teams to offer an array of cabinet and containment solutions.
“The acquisition of AFCO Systems demonstrates Legrand North and Central America’s commitment to innovation and leadership in the data center market,” says John Selldorff, president and CEO of LNCA. “The creation of the Cabinet and Containment Solutions business, featuring the combined product lines of LNCA and AFCO Systems, will enable us to further marshall our energy and resources around this space and enable us to address applications or user requirements, from standard to full custom solutions.”
AFCO Systems’ tubular welded construction platforms will allow LNCA to address the growing system integrator market for pre-installation of servers and switches in cabinets, while also providing seismic compliant solutions. In addition, AFCO Systems’ portfolio of aisle containment solutions and custom engineering expertise compliments Legrand’s recently introduced Contain-IT Flex system.
“We are excited to become a part of LNCA and to provide customers with an enhanced product portfolio,” says Mike Mallia, general manager of the Cabinet and Containment Solutions business unit of the Data Communications division of LNCA. “Legrand’s market presence, distribution channels, and manufacturing footprint will enable us to provide more service and improved response times anywhere in the world and accelerate innovation and product development in an evolving marketplace.”