classic | mobile


SA Instrumentation & Control Buyers' Guide


Schneider Electric signs Electrilabs as service centre for APC
November 2017, News

Schneider Electric South Africa has announced that it has signed Electrilabs as a service centre partner for APC by Schneider Electric, for its single-phase uninterruptible power supplies (UPS).

The partnership coincides with the opening of Electrilabs’ new premises at Unit 1, Probuild Commercial Park, 347 James Crescent, Halfway House.

Since it was established in 1999, Electrilabs has been an APC partner. The new agreement covers the full APC single-phase UPS range and includes swap-outs and repairs, as well as onsite services for hardwired single-phase UPSs.

“In today’s ‘always on, always available’ world, where businesses cannot stop and downtime is measured in money, APC by Schneider Electric provides protection against some of the leading causes of downtime, data loss and hardware damage, power problems and temperature,” explains Riaan de Leeuw, VP for IT division, Anglophone Africa.

“It is therefore imperative that the company has reliable service partners, such as Electrilabs, to ensure that our customers are able to receive consistent and speedy service. In some respects, a UPS is like a car, it requires various sorts of servicing over the course of its life. Nobody is in a better position to provide those services than APC by Schneider Electric partners.

“Even if a customer makes use of cloud-based server resources, there are UPS needs, as the routers or switches supporting the network connection become paramount for uptime, and thus need UPS protection. Our partners are in a great position to assist customers about the importance of UPS maintenance.”

Says Kobus van Zyl, MD of Electrilabs; “Quality of service has been the main driver behind the successes and longevity of our company over the past 18 years. With this unique partnership, Electrilabs will complement the excellent Schneider Electric product portfolio, by expediting and improving the after-sales service offering to its single-phase UPS customer base. This partnership will elevate the entire after-sales service experience for all the Schneider Electric single phase customers.”

“We congratulate Electrilabs on this extension of its collaboration with Schneider Electric South Africa and look forward to many more years with it, as a valuable partner,” concludes de Leeuw. “We also look forward to attending the launch of its new premises in Midrand, which indicates the growth of the company.”

For more information contact Lebohang Thokoane, Schneider Electric SA, +27 (0)11 254 6400,,

Supplied By: Schneider Electric South Africa
Tel: +27 11 254 6400
Fax: +27 11 254 4460
Share via email     Share via LinkedIn   Print this page

Further reading:

  • From the editor's desk: Optical fibre promises so much more than just bandwidth
    March 2018, Technews Publishing (SA Instrumentation & Control), News
    Pervasive sensor networks and ubiquitous connectivity are among the ‘edge’ technologies required to unleash the era of efficient manufacturing proposed by Big Data. The most likely suitor for the connectivity ...
  • Define your game plan for digital transformation at X-Change 2018
    March 2018, Wonderware Southern Africa, News
    Wonderware Southern Africa’s 26th annual User Conference, X-Change 2018, will return to the picturesque Champagne Sports Resort, from 15-18 April.
  • Rockwell Automation invests in AI for industrial automation
    March 2018, Rockwell Automation, News
    Rockwell Automation recently announced its investment in The Hive, a Silicon Valley innovation fund and co-creation studio, to gain access to an ecosystem of innovators and technology startups with a ...
  • Yokogawa wins control system order for water facilities in China’s Dushanzi district
    March 2018, Yokogawa South Africa, News
    Yokogawa Electric Corporation has announced that its subsidiary, Yokogawa China, has received an order from the Dushanzi Petrochemical Company to deliver a control system for its water source facilities. ...
  • Emerson completes acquisition of Prosys
    March 2018, Emerson Automation Solutions, News
    Emerson has announced that it has acquired ProSys Inc., a global supplier of software and services that increase production and safety for the chemical, oil and gas, pulp and paper, and refining industries. ...
  • Efficiencies delivered through new technology can protect mining jobs
    March 2018, IoT.nxt, News
    The new technologies unfolding in the Fourth Industrial Revolution can drive the advancement of one of the oldest industries in South Africa – mining – and make a critical contribution to improved efficiency, ...
  • Changes at Endress+Hauser South Africa
    March 2018, Endress+Hauser, News
    In April of this year, Endress+Hauser South Africa’s current managing director, Rob Mackenzie, moves to the Endress+Hauser head office in Reinach, Switzerland, to take up the position of corporate director ...
  • Technews to bring EtherCAT Technology Group seminars to SA during October
    March 2018, Technews Publishing (SA Instrumentation & Control), News
    Technews Publishing (publisher of SA Instrumentation and Control) is proud to announce that together with the EtherCAT Technology Group (ETG), it will organise a series of breakfast seminars in South ...
  • M&C Zambia now offers in-house balancing service
    March 2018, News
    The largest balancing machine in Zambia was recently commissioned at Marthinusen & Coutts’ Zambian operation in Kitwe. The fully upgraded Schenck machine is capable of balancing rotors up to 12 tons at ...
  • AAXO celebrates achievements at the ROAR awards
    March 2018, Reed Exhibitions, News
    The Association of African Exhibition Organisers (AAXO) recently hosted Southern Africa’s most reputable exhibitors and organisers at the annual ROAR awards. The purpose of the glamourous evening was ...
  • Massive motors installed by Marthinusen & Coutts at Cobre Panama
    March 2018, News
    Marthinusen & Coutts recently executed the sub-assembly of six gearless mill drives for Minera Panama’s remotely situated Cobre Panama project in record time, and as a result was able to hand the machine ...
  • Endress+Hauser celebrates 65 years of success
    March 2018, Endress+Hauser, News
    From 0 to 100 in 65 years. During this time, Endress+Hauser has grown from a two-man operation to a global group with more than 13 000 employees. Today, the family company is one of the world’s leading ...

Technews Publishing (Pty) Ltd
1st Floor, Stabilitas House
265 Kent Ave, Randburg, 2194
South Africa
Publications by Technews
Dataweek Electronics & Communications Technology
Electronic Buyers Guide (EBG)

Hi-Tech Security Solutions
Hi-Tech Security Business Directory

Motion Control in Southern Africa
Motion Control Buyers’ Guide (MCBG)

South African Instrumentation & Control
South African Instrumentation & Control Buyers’ Guide (IBG)
Terms & conditions of use, including privacy policy
PAIA Manual


    classic | mobile

Copyright © Technews Publishing (Pty) Ltd. All rights reserved.