Eaton, the intelligent power management company, has opened a new state-of-the-art campus in Helsinki to boost its capacity to manufacture and supply Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) systems, including its latest product, the Eaton 9395X.

Eaton is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of three-phase UPS systems and the company’s investment in the Helsinki campus is driven by strong business growth.

UPS systems are in high demand, particularly in the data center sector where the heavy processing requirements of AI applications and digital data management make continuous power supply vital, and the need for expansion likely.

UPS systems are also used extensively in commercial and industrial buildings and within the healthcare sector to protect against supply interruptions or voltage fluctuations.

The new Eaton 9395X occupies a footprint up to 30 percent smaller than similar UPS models, which is clearly a benefit in a data center expansion scenario. The 9395X, which is based on silicon carbide converters, is also more energy efficient and is equipped with Eaton’s proprietary EnergyAware technology which prioritizes system continuity, yet supports the provision of demand response services to national grids.

Dr Karina Rigby, president of Critical Systems at Eaton, said: “EnergyAware makes it possible for businesses, especially data centers, to sell flexibility services to the grid – an attractive revenue source which also delivers considerable sustainability benefit.

"This is because flexibility helps grid operators to bring more renewable energy on to the grid, thus offsetting the carbon impact of the flexibility provider. Supporting the energy transition in this way helps bridge the flexibility gap between the amount of variable renewable energy needed, and the corresponding flexibility required to balance it.”

Philippe Perrot, business unit general manager of Critical Power Solutions at Eaton, further explained the rationale for the new campus: “Our business is growing so fast that we had outgrown our existing factory in the Helsinki region. Our new site is much bigger and designed to support outstanding customer experience.

"It will supply UPS systems primarily for data centers, but also for healthcare, commercial and marine sector applications, and introduce customers to the benefits of our associated low voltage product portfolio. In fact, we are already working towards expanding in Helsinki. We will grow the existing 390-strong workforce with the addition of at least 100 new employees.”

Petri Koskinen, plant manager, Helsinki, Finland, will oversee much of the continuing growth: “This is an exciting place to work for professionals in the critical power arena.”

He said: “We have a rich knowledge base in Helsinki, having manufactured UPS and power conversion technology here since 1962, and we will build on that heritage. The sustainability credentials of our campus are notable, with the energy efficiency features of the building and its operation designed to be leading edge and ISO 50001 compliant.”

Eaton is an intelligent power management company dedicated to protecting the environment and improving the quality of life for people everywhere. We make products for the data center, utility, industrial, commercial, machine building, residential, aerospace and mobility markets. We are guided by our commitment to do business right, to operate sustainably and to help our customers manage power – today and well into the future.

By capitalizing on the global growth trends of electrification and digitalization, we’re accelerating the planet’s transition to renewable energy sources, helping to solve the world’s most urgent power management challenges, and building a more sustainable society for people today and generations to come.