Kohler Uninterruptible Power Company Story

Paving the way in power protection innovation


Uninterruptible Power Supplies Limited (UPSL), a subsidiary of Kohler Co., and the exclusive supplier of PowerWAVE UPS, generator and emergency lighting products, changed its name to Kohler Uninterruptible Power (KUP).


Kohler acquires Pure Power Systems.

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Our Training Academy is launched, offering graduates and newly-qualified electrical engineers across the UK a free course created by a UPS company that specifies UPS systems required for mission-critical applications.


UPS Ltd introduces PowerREPORTER and PowerNSURE, offering clients the most advanced UPS and battery monitoring solutions available from any UPS company today.


UPS Ltd publishes the 4th edition of the UPS Handbook – the power protection industry’s highly respected guide to understanding, designing and implementing UPS and power protection systems.


UPS Ltd launches the 500 kW modular UPS, the PowerWAVE 9500DPA, which can be scaled both vertically in 100 kW modular steps to 500 kW, and horizontally up to 3 MW.


After 15 successful years based in Aldermaston, UPS Ltd relocates to prestigious new offices in Hook, Hampshire.


UPS Ltd launches the high power extension to the PowerWAVE 6000 available up to 400kVA and 500kVA, aimed at the data centre market.


UPS Ltd opens its first global sales office in Singapore.


Leveraging Kohler’s technical leadership in the power generation industry, UPS Ltd introduces a comprehensive range of stand-by diesel generators.


UPS Ltd is acquired by Kohler Power Group, a global leader in engines and power generator systems. At the time, Dick Fotsch, Kohler Power Group president, is quoted as saying: “Bringing UPS Ltd into our Power Group is an appropriate extension to our business. As we seek to become a full ‘systems’ supplier in the worldwide power generation market, UPS Ltd’s incredible maintenance and service reputation in the uninterruptible power supply category is a strong complement to providing complete power solutions for our customers.”


Uninterruptible Power Supplies Ltd launches the PowerWAVE 9000DPA – the 2nd generation of the company’s highly acclaimed three-phase modular transformerless UPS products.


Building on its reputation for quality, UPS Ltd certified to BSI EN ISO 9001:2008, The UPS company follows this by gaining certification for environmental procedures ISO 14001 and health & safety procedures OHSAS 18001, and is recognised as an Investor in People.


The UPS company is bought by members of the management team backed by Barclays Ventures.


UPS Ltd extends its service capability across the UK to further cement its reputation of uncompromising service excellence with its customers.


UPS Ltd is the first UPS company to launch the three-phase transformerless, modular UPS in the UK.


UPS Ltd publish the first edition of “The UPS Handbook”. The book, which is now in its third edition, is an all-inclusive guide to understanding, designing and implementing uninterruptible power supply and power protection systems, and has sold almost 30,000 copies worldwide.


UPS Ltd introduces the first three-phase transformerless & parallel technology uninterruptible power supply into the UK power protection market.


Rapid growth in business leads to a move to larger premises at Calleva Business Park, Aldermaston, UK, which is now the location of UPS Ltd’s global HQ.


Uninterruptible Power Supplies Ltd is established by five founder members, and begins operating out of a small office in Theale, Berkshire, UK


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