In our country, this company is best known as a manufacturer of UPS - uninterruptible power supplies for computers and peripherals, UPS. But this is only a small part of the output, so to speak, the visible tip of the iceberg. APC is engaged in the creation of solutions for energy supply and air conditioning of critical systems. The range of products - small UPS at home and in a small office, to the most complex systems used in large data centers, banks, etc.
Since February 14, 2007, APC is part of a corporation Schneider Electric, where, together with MGE UPS Systems, constitutes a subdivision Critical Power & Cooling Services. Therefore, you can sometimes find such a spelling of the name: APC by Schneider Electric
History APC began in 1981 when it was founded by three energy workers who came from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Initially, the company was engaged in research and development in the field of converting solar energy into electrical energy. However, government funding and incentives for these issues soon began to wane. As a result APC shifted its interests to the field of power protection. In 1984, the company's first UPS appears - the 450AT + model. Widespread computerization leads to the fact that by 1988 capital APC amounted to almost one and a half million US dollars. To meet the needs of a rapidly growing market, the company begins to build international factories: the first began its work in 1994, in the city of Galway, Ireland (Galway, Ireland). One year later annual income APC exceeded half a billion dollars.
Since 1990, the company's headquarters has been located in West Kingston, Rhode Island, USA. Representative offices and production facilities are scattered around the world. The company's award-winning products (more than a hundred in 2004 alone) are ubiquitous.
It should be assumed that in the future the "home" market, as well as the market for small businesses, will be for ARS almost, if not completely lost. The reason is the ubiquity of mobile computers equipped with built-in rechargeable batteries and independent of voltage fluctuations in the electrical network. However, the company still receives the main income from the professional equipment market.