Schneider Electric bullish on Sri Lanka’s construction boom

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Sri Lanka is now in the midst of a construction boom. Gigantic infrastructure and construction projects are being carried out in many parts of the country in a quest to take the country to the next level, benchmarking with global standards. In the light of this scenario, the most sought after construction related trade exhibition in Sri Lanka, ‘Construction 2013’ which brings all reputed construction companies under one umbrella to showcase their expertise in the sphere was declared open at the BMICH by the Minister of engineering services housing and common amenities Wimal Weerawansa. The exhibition is being held for the 13th time. Schneider Electric the global specialist in energy management solutions has joined hands with the National Construction Association of Sri Lanka (NCASL) to be the principal sponsor of ‘Construction 2013’. Schneider Electric has been operating in Sri Lanka since 2001 to provide expertise towards energy management solutions in the construction sphere. The company has more than tripled its business in the last two years in Sri Lanka and has strong partnerships in place to serve its clients. Schneider Electric partner with some of the most renowned and trusted business houses of Sri Lanka namely; Electro Serve, Bianco, Metropolitan and ACL cables to bring the company’s products and services to consumers and the industry. It has a fully fledged technical team based in Colombo. Based in France, the company has a global presence in 100 countries and has an employee-base of 140,000. A turnover of 24 billion euros is uniformly spread by the company across the globe between developed and emerging economies. Speaking at the inauguration ceremony of Construction 2013, Schneider Electric Sri Lanka Country Head Pradeep Saikia said: “it is a cherished moment and a privilege for his company to have contributed towards the trade exhibition as the principal sponsor. “Sri Lanka is a country with a growing economy. Energy management is vital in this country’s quest towards progress. Schneider Electric drives a savings of up to 30% across sectors through our end-to-end energy management solutions and our global expertise and experience, thus Sri Lanka could benefit from this,” Saikia said. “It s evident, by 2050 the total energy requirement is set to grow by a multiple of two. Schneider Electric provides a threefold solution to this by; making energy efficient products, helping consumers to manage their energy consumption effectively and supporting development of alternative energy sources,” he added. Energy management plays a key-role in a quest towards the development of a country. Saving energy nurtures the national grid while helping the country to maintain a ‘green’ environment which is vital in this endeavour. The main focus of Schneider Electric is making energy safe, reliable, efficient, productive and most importantly, green. It helps individuals and organisations preserve and make the most of their energy. Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments; leadership positions in utilities and infrastructure, industries and machine manufacturers, non-residential building, data centres and networks and in residential. Schneider Electric business offer includes products and technologies of world leading brands; Merlin Gerin, Telemecanique, Clipsal, APC, Square D and Modicon. These technologies enable the company to provide end-to-end electrical solutions to construction industry in the areas of electrical distribution, lighting management, building management, video security, access control, HVAC control, energy monitoring, motor control, critical power and renewable energies all integrated on a single IT platform.