APC by Schneider Electric is a manufacturer of uninterruptible power supplies, electronics peripherals, and data center products
APC – A History of Innovation in physical IT infrastructure
For nearly four decades, APC has been the industry-standard for reliable power and physical IT infrastructure. Now the leading name in IT departments large and small and among our vast community of channel partners, our history of innovation has pushed our products into the global spotlight with infrastructure, management, and data security solutions protecting organisations around the world.
Incorporated in 1981, the American Power Conversion Corporation was established with a focus on research and development into solar electricity. 1989 brought the introduction of the award-winning PowerChute® software which revolutionised power management. In 1990, APC continued to introduce superior products such as the Smart-UPS® line, now recognised as the industry’s premier network power protection solution. Throughout the 1990s, APC entered other markets with 155 new products such as SurgeArrest® surge protectors, Matrix-UPS®, the industry’s first modular UPS, a new generation of Smart-UPS, the company’s first Back-UPS Pro® models, and the Symmetra® Power Array™ which revolutionised the industry with redundancy, scalability and serviceability in a single solution.
In 2002, APC introduced PowerStruXure™, its first piece of network-critical physical infrastructure (NCPI) architecture, which revolutionised data centre power management. In 2003, InfraStruXure™ debuted. It integrated power, cooling, racks, management and service into an open, adaptable and integrated solution.
On February 14, 2007, APC was acquired by Schneider Electric, a multinational European corporation known globally for its expertise in energy management and automation. This led to the establishment of the Critical Power & Cooling Services (CPCS) Business Unit, which now includes the APC and MGE UPS Systems brands.