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Powerstar partners with renowned specialist distributor Thorne & Derrick

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Powerstar, a UK manufacturer of smart energy solutions, has announced a new partnership with Thorne & Derrick International to help bolster its smart transformers offering for energy conscious businesses.

As one of the largest specialist distributors and worldwide exporters of electrical, process, and instrumentation equipment for industrial and hazardous areas, Thorne & Derrick distribute in excess of 100 000 products from over 100 manufacturers globally.

Furthermore, the partnership will facilitate knowledge sharing between the two companies and enable them to collaboratively promote the range of fit-for-purpose solutions and services available to I&C customers, such as the Powerstar SO-LO.

Ideal for a wide range of organisations in both the private and public sector, including manufacturing, petrochemical, telecoms, retail, healthcare and leisure, SO-LO provides a cost-effective way to reduce energy costs by maximising efficiencies on the high voltage (HV) side with a super low loss amorphous core. Additionally, the remote monitoring functionality, which brings distribution transformers in line with the modern expectations of connected technology, allows constant monitoring of the asset’s performance, helping to avoid critical errors and avoid operational downtime.

This collaboration will be underpinned by the exemplary customer service offered by both companies to support and inform organisations on how they can further improve their HV infrastructure through customised recommendations – such as the implementation of smart transformers – and other complementary services, as well as technologies that are ‘Industry 4.0’ ready, referring to the current digitisation of manufacturing processes.

Dr. Alex Mardapittas, CEO at Powerstar, commented: “We are proud to partner with the renowned HV specialist Thorne & Derrick. The partnership will heighten the visibility of smart transformers and enable a wide variety of organisations to learn how they can modernise their HV infrastructure.”

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