Emerson Network Power

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Emerson Network Power
A business of Emerson Electric Company
Industry Electrical equipment
Headquarters Columbus, Ohio, USA
Area served
Key people
David Farr,
Chairman, CEO, and President,

D. Scott Barbour,
Executive Vice President,
Emerson Network Power
Products critical power systems, uninterruptible power systems, thermal management, data center infrastructure management, service and site operations
Revenue $4.4 billion (2015)
Number of employees
≈ 20,500 (2015)
Website www.EmersonNetworkPower.com

Emerson Network Power is a business of Emerson Electric Company, an American multinational corporation – is a provider of critical infrastructure technologies and life cycle services for information and communications technology systems. Also a provider of hardware and software solutions for power, thermal and infrastructure management.[1] Emerson Network Power headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, USA, and has approximately 20,500 employees worldwide.[2]

About Emerson Network Power[edit]

Emerson formed its Network Power business platform in 2000 as an extension of the company’s rebranding efforts. The platform is composed of subsidiary businesses that provide solutions for technology infrastructure protection ranging from “grid-level” technologies to integrated system components.

It also develops infrastructure backup systems, power converters, and uninterrupted power supplies (UPS) which provide data backup and maximizes availability, capacity and efficiency for data centers, healthcare and industrial facilities. Also carries out protection research, design, development, experiment and provides technical support. It serves industries including telecommunications, electric power, transportation, irrigation works, metallurgy, textile, petroleum, chemical industry and city construction in the China, European, and American markets.[3]

Participation in Industry Consortiums[edit]

The Green Grid[edit]

Emerson joined The Green Grid consortium in 2007.[4]


ASHRAE, the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers.[5] Fred Stack, vice president of marketing for Emerson Network Power’s Liebert Precision Cooling business, was named chairman of ASHRAE’s Technical Committee 9.9 (Mission Critical Facilities, Technology Spaces, & Electronic Equipment / Systems) in 2008.[6]


  • 2000: Liebert and ASCO is now part of Network Power, after Emerson consolidated its network and computer protection businesses to form its new platform group.
  • 2001: Emerson makes two key moves in the fast-growing Asian markets, purchasing Avansys, China’s leading network power provider, and forming Emerson Network Power India Private Ltd.
  • 2006: Emerson acquires Germany-based Knürr AG and Florida-based Artesyn Technologies further strengthening the capabilities of Network Power
  • 2007: Network Power strengthens with the acquisition of Motorola’s embedded communications computing business
  • 2008: Emerson acquires Aperture, provider of data center management software, which becomes a brand under Emerson Network Power.
  • 2009: Emerson strengthens Network Power business with two major acquisitions: Avocent Corporation, a company in delivering solutions that enhance companies’ integrated data center management capabilities and Chloride, which provides commercial and industrial uninterruptible power supply systems and services.
  • 2010: Chloride acquired by Emerson, joining Network Power platform.
  • 2012: Network Power announced the availability of the Trellis platform.
  • 2015: Emerson announced the plan to spin off its Network Power business.
  • 2016, April: Emerson Network Power announced its new company name, Vertiv.
  • 2016, August: Emerson agree to sell Network Power to Platinum Equity.

Regional Headquarters[edit]

Emerson Network Power global headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, USA, with the following regional headquarters:[7]

Brands and Businesses[edit]

Individual Emerson Network Power brands and businesses (along with corresponding technology offerings) include:

Other Brands[edit]

  • DBPower
    • Available only in India markets
  • Masterguard
    • Available only in Turkey markets

Former Brands and Businesses[edit]

  • Connectivity Solutions
    • Emerson sells its Connectivity Solutions Business in May 2014[8]
  • Embedded Computing
    • Emerson Sells 51 percent stake in its Embedded Computing Business in August 2013[9]
  • Embedded Power
    • Emerson Sells 51 percent stake in its Embedded Power Business in August 2013[10]

Spin off[edit]

On 30 June 2015, Emerson announced the plan to spin off its Network Power business as part of its efforts to focus on high-growth businesses.[11][12]

On 12 April 2016, Emerson Network Power announced its new name: Vertiv Co.[13]


  1. ^ "Emerson Network Power website". Retrieved 9 March 2016. 
  2. ^ "Emerson Website". Retrieved 9 March 2016. 
  3. ^ "Bloomberg Website". Retrieved 10 March 2016. 
  4. ^ "Green Grid Looks For New Data Center Energy-Efficiency Ideas”, ‘’Information Week’’, February 26, 2007. [1]
  5. ^ "About Us," ASHRAE.org
  6. ^ “New chairman for ASHRAE TC9.9 Committee”, Data Center Journal
  7. ^ "Emerson Network Power Corporate Locations". Retrieved 9 March 2016. 
  8. ^ "Emerson Sells Connectivity". Emerson. Retrieved 16 June 2015. 
  9. ^ "Emerson Announces Close on Sale of Embedded Computing and Power". Emerson Network Power. Retrieved 16 June 2015. 
  10. ^ "Emerson Announces Close on Sale of Embedded Computing and Power". Emerson Network Power. Retrieved 16 June 2015. 
  11. ^ "The Wall Street Journal". Retrieved 10 March 2016. 
  12. ^ "Bloomberg". Retrieved 10 March 2016. 
  13. ^ "St. Louis Post Dispatch". Retrieved 13 April 2016.