KOHLER Uninterruptible Power (KUP), a division of KOHLER Co., celebrates its centenary as uninterruptible power supply manufacturers and power protection product suppliers on 16th February 2020.
The ‘KOHLER Automatic’, the first modern-day generator, was introduced at the National Tractor Show in Kansas on 16th February in 1920. Since this ground-breaking launch, KUP has continually developed best-in-class power protection products and power generation services. Testament to developing cutting-edge uninterruptible power supplies solutions and a commitment to continual investment, KOHLER Co. acquired KOHLER Uninterruptible Power (KUP), formerly UPS Ltd, in 2008.
KUP pioneered modular UPS systems and transformerless uninterruptible power supplies technology and continues to innovate with new UPS products such as the KOHLER PW 9250PDA, the world’s most efficient uninterruptible power supply in its class.
KOHLER Uninterruptible Power has been written into the history books countless times over the past ten decades through its peerless power protection products and innovation. KUP supplied five generators and engines to Admiral Byrd on two of his courageous Antarctic expeditions in 1929 and 1933, providing the sole source of heat, light and communication. In addition, KOHLER Precision Controls were used in the Apollo spaceship and Moon suit, chosen for their unmatched reliability, zero rejection rate and expedient communication.
David Renton, Managing Director for KUP UK commented: “As KOHLER Uninterruptible Power celebrates its 100th anniversary as leading suppliers of UPS systems and power protection products, it is an opportunity to reflect on the rapid and continued growth of UPS technology. KUP is delighted to be part of that history. The centenary is an opportunity to reaffirm our commitment to our vision and values: to be a driving force within the power protection industry offering pioneering technology and excellent UPS maintenance and services.
He continues: “With the commitment of our incredible team and the support of our parent company KOHLER Co., we see major opportunities to broaden our position further and take a leading position at the forefront of the power protection industry, as we step into the next 100 years.”