Vertiv has opened a new Nigerian office and customer showroom in Lagos. The global provider of critical digital infrastructure and continuity solutions, said its new Lagos presence strengthens its commitment to continually invest in Africa.
Vertiv established a similar facility in Nairobi, Kenya, in 2022 while it opened its African headquarters in Johannesburg, South Africa earlier this year.
According to the company, the new local facility will provide Nigerian customers and partners with first-hand experience of a range of Vertiv™ thermal management, uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems, and integrated cabinet solutions under real field conditions and in real time, supported by expert engineering specialists.
These include, amongst others, the Vertiv SmartCabinet, a pre-configured, self-contained infrastructure solution that offers efficiency, economy, interoperability, and control; and the Vertiv Liebert EXS UPS, an optimised three-phase, high efficiency power protection system with integrated internal battery, maintenance bypass and optional receptacle distribution in a single package.
The Customer Showroom also features a virtual reality (VR) experience for visitors. Here, visitors using a VR headset and hand controllers are transported to a virtual environment where they can interact with equipment, watch animations that demonstrate how to maximise space and efficiencies within Vertiv products, and examine the spatial placement of Vertiv’s rack and row solutions, as though the equipment is actually on site.
“Africa’s growing digital economy must be supported by a robust data centre infrastructure in order to thrive. Vertiv is well positioned to provide the foundational digital infrastructure needed for local telecommunication networks and commercial facilities to help drive digital transformation,” said Managing Director for Vertiv Africa, Wojtek Piorko.
Adding: “Our new Nigerian office and Customer Showroom will allow Vertiv to place greater strategic focus on operations within the country as well as the broader Central African region, with a strong emphasis on the telecommunications and colocation sectors.”