Group adds power quality supplier to portfolio

Schaffner has acquired Betec-Engineering, specialists in the development and distribution of active harmonic filters. Betec has a turnover of approximately EUR 2 million.

Betec Engineering's Bluewave active harmonic filters will complement the Schaffner Ecosine family of passive harmonic filters, which was launched in 2008. As part of the integration, the Schaffner Group will commence volume production of active harmonic filters in its plant in Shanghai later this month.

Harmonic filters make an important contribution to ensuring smooth and efficient operation of modern power networks, for example in building infrastructure, in data centres, production plants and transport systems. In certain cases, harmonic filters can also contribute to a considerable reduction in electricity costs.

Paul Dixon, managing director of Schaffner, said “Adding active power quality filters to our existing products means Schaffner now has a state-of-the-art product offering for all power quality applications. We now offer one of the widest ranges of harmonic filters available and expect to generate significant additional sales in this sustainable and growing market.”