RECOM has Acquired Power Control Systems Srl for Custom Design Capabilities

May 01, 2019 by Paul Shepard

RECOM Power announced the acquisition of Italian power specialist Power Control Systems Srl (PCS) and noted; "PCS fits in perfectly with our strategy of offering our customers the full power architecture. With PCSs strong market presence in Europe and a focus on custom solutions for power supplies, especially in the rail, medical, military and energy markets, we believe that we can now provide our customers with the right product and service."

RECOM noted that the goal of the acquisition is to represent the complete power architecture of customer applications. The company sees a strong demand for high power ac-dc and dc-dc power supplies (up to 10kW) and the associated services required to integrate such a complex product into the customer application.

A 10kW power supply is not a simple component, but a system that is often used for very critical applications. The demand for local design-in support of development engineers is key. This requirement is not offered by the large power supply manufacturers - smaller medium-sized providers simply lack the economic opportunities.

"We are excited to welcome such a high-end power supply solutions provider into our organization. Offering our worldwide customer base the PCS product portfolio will enhance our position as the No.1 provider for full power distribution on and off board. It will also broaden our strategic options and will assist customers when selecting products from our factories in Europe, China and Taiwan. PCS employs 49 people and generates an annual turnover of close to $10 million," noted Karsten Bier, the CEO of the RECOM Group.

"The high qualified design and product testing and verification engineers will increase the group's capabilities significantly and will be a great asset to support our global development and production facilities in Vienna/Austria, Kaohsiung/Taiwan and Xiamen/China. Very importantly, we were successful in securing the continued employment of the two founders of PCS, Messrs. Mauro Piai and Roberto Fiorot," added Bier.

Mr. Piai stated: "We did not intend to sell PCS. However, Roberto and I found that RECOM was the ideal partner to secure the continuity and future growth of PCS. PCS is 100% complementary to RECOM and the staff is extremely excited and enthused to be part of the RECOM family".

About Power Control Systems

Founded in 1980, PCS is among the leading companies in the switching technologies. PCS is an UNI EN ISO 9001-2008 certified company; its main targets are the total satisfaction of the clients and the continuous improvement of the products and services quality. The wide range of products offered by PCS can satisfy client's requests of power supplies units up to 10kW. The most updated CAD facilities of the R&D laboratory can design and develop customized products quickly and at a competitive cost. PCS main philosophy has always been to assure the maximum quality reliability of its products.

These are guaranteed by strict tests which are carried out during every single phase of the product process, from the designing to the delivery. In its San Vendemiano-Italy head quarter, a plant of 5000 square meters, each unit undergoes a complete testing included an active burn-in cycle. Modern A.T.E.s record all test results and make them available also to clients. PCS offers a sales and after-sales service and it is managed by a network of agents and distributors covering all Europe and Middle-East.