Active Power Germany GmbH merges with Piller Germany GmbH & Co. KG

Osterode 31 December, 2018

With effect from January 1st, 2019, Active Power Germany GmbH will merge with Piller Germany GmbH & Co. KG as part of the ongoing integration of Active Power into the Piller Group.

Since the acquisition of Active Power in November 2016, there has been a constant move towards extending the reach of the Active Power product and service through the network of customer-facing Piller companies located around the world.

The largest of these companies is Piller Germany GmbH & Co.KG which operates in the same location as Active Power Germany GmbH both providing Sales, Service and Project Management for the respective products.

Since November 2016, both companies have been run by a common management team and operational infrastructure but under separate legal identities. Now, with integration complete, the merger of the two companies provides a further simplification for all our customers.

Customers of Active Power Germany will now benefit from the attributes of a much larger organisation when purchasing Cleansource XT and CSHD products. Regular contact details and procedures will remain unchanged but with immediate effect, all future business will be conducted through Piller Germany GmbH & Co.KG. The Group’s products will continue to be manufactured in Osterode, Germany and Austin, USA without affect.

About Piller

Piller is a world leader in power protection technology. The company builds electrical systems for mission-critical applications worldwide. Clients include many of the world's central and commercial banks, stock exchanges and other financial institutions, as well as broadcasters, airports, telecommunications networks, government departments and co-location operators.

Founded by the German engineer Anton Piller in 1909, more than a century on Piller is still headquartered and produces in Osterode and nearby Bilshausen, although today the company has subsidiaries across Europe, the Americas, Asia and Australia and today employs approaching 1000 people worldwide. In November 2016, Piller Power Systems Inc, the US subsidiary of Piller Group GmbH, acquired the assets and business of Active Power Inc, the US kinetic energy storage specialist.

Piller group is a division of the UK engineering and industrial group, Langley Holdings plc.