Powerbox Acquires Eplax, Bolstering Its Custom-Power Capabilities

By Rob GrayMay 23, 2016

In a recent press release, power supply expert, Powerbox announced its acquisition of German power supply manufacturer Eplax. The move is predicted to empower Powerbox and enhance their ability to provide custom power solutions to its existing four major markets – industrial, medical, railway/transportation, and defence. The acquisition is expected to boost Powerbox’s custom-power capabilities in these four prominent markets, for which it already designs and distributes highly reliable premium power conversion solutions.

Powerbox C.E.O, Martin Sjöstrand, said, “We are thrilled by this acquisition, which by adding Eplax expertise and skilled employees to the Powerbox Group will benefit all of our customers and support the company’s strategy of bringing simplicity and quality into complex power systems”.

What to Expect from the Powerbox Eplax Partnership

The acquisition, being viewed as a partnership between Powerbox and Eplax, is expected to deliver highly reliable custom power solutions, induced by consolidated electrical expertise, team service and R&D. With over 80 years of combined expertise, the companies have collectively delivered more than 3,500 custom-power solutions for a variety of demanding applications worldwide.

Depending on in-depth technical competence, both the companies are now looking forward to exceed their customer expectations in quality, robustness, and energy efficient optimization through high performance custom power solutions, designed for challenging environments.

“Powerbox and Eplax have a long history in serving some of the world’s most demanding industries with high quality customized power solutions, bringing simplicity into complex power applications” says Martin Sjöstrand, Powerbox C.E.O. 

Powerbox and Eplax Brings Forth a Joint Venture in Innovation and Customization

A custom power solution can be either a value-added design from off-the-shelf power modules or a comprehensive custom design for a completely new product built upward from the component level. Powerbox and Eplax together, is anticipated to lead this market segment, with a striking portfolio that addresses critical requirements like customised mechanical packaging or mounting, connection, transient protection, parallel redundant configuration, or battery charge configuration etc. Behind the production scenes, a unified team, having extensive design experience across varied custom power applications, will keep the newly merged company up to date with the latest technological developments and design projects, required to meet the demanding custom power requirements. Some typical custom power solutions awaited to hit the market include:

  • DC UPS Battery Charger Systems
  • DC/DC rolling stock railway converters
  • Redundant rack mounting power supply systems
  • DC/AC rolling stock railway inverters
  • Mining equipment power supplies
  • Communications DC power systems
  • Security dc power systems
  • Medical power supplies

Offering views on the acquisition, Andreas Mielke, Eplax co-owner, remarked - “The previous long lasting working partnership between Powerbox and Eplax has already shown that the combined competences and assets have been valued by our common customers. Together we offer the marketplace leading technical and cost-optimized solutions”.

“I’m convinced that with our enhanced worldwide sales presence, in combination with a strong R&D capability and standard portfolio range, we can jointly exploit the full potential of our capabilities to achieve further success in the market place,” he said.