Q2 2019

US BUSINESS NEWS / Q2 2019 5 NEWS , Halton will open a new US production unit of about 40,000 sq. ft (3,700 sq. meters) close to their existing plant in Kentucky. This will focus on the manufacture of air handling units, make-up air units and exhaust air pollution control sys- tems for the needs of commercial kitchens. This will allow the current plant, with a floor area of almost 86,000 sq. ft (8,000 sq. meters), to focus on commercial kitchens’ hood and air distribution solutions. Expanding production to include air handling units is part of Halton’s new growth strategy, aiming at increased sales of the company’s customer-oriented total solutions and at doubling their market in North and South America. The investment is worth a total of about eight million US dollars, of which the plant’s machinery accounts for about four million. Halton has been expanding its op- erations in North America steadily since 1997, when it opened the current plant is Scottsville. In 2018, Halton acquired LCSystems which brought along new air handling unit knowhow and technology that will also be manufactured in the new production unit. In future, the products and solutions manufac- tured in Halton’s Scottsville plants will complement each other. ”Cutting-edge technology and the ability to provide our customers and users with the best value in the market, even in the most demand- ing indoor environments, is at the heart of Halton’s business mission. Our customers are also increasing- ly interested in buying high-quality total solutions and we want to offer them the Halton quality all the way,” says Phil Meredith , Director of Hal- ton Foodservice for the Americas region. ServerFarm, an in- novative data center developer and oper- ator, announces the appointment of Ziv Catriel to the position of Execu- tive Vice President, InCommand services. In this role, Mr. Catriel is focused on IT (data center and cloud) management and InCommand services. A com- pliancy and security advocate, his background includes proven accomplishments in developing and implementing application and infrastructure solutions that solve key customer issues with automation and efficiencies. “Ziv is an expert in planning and delivering complex initiatives in close, effective collaboration with vendors, customers, sales teams, and cross-functional lead- ers,” stated Avner Papouchado, CEO of ServerFarm. “Ziv’s advanced analytic skills and de- velopment oversight of multi-tier applications and cloud infrastruc- ture will provide a great asset to the overall operation manage- ment and digital transformation success of our customers.” “ServerFarm is an innovative company driving data center digital transformation through its InCommand service offering,” said Mr. Catriel. “InCommand’s unique capability is to take all physical assets in IT, facility and data center environments and present them as a virtualized service. No other service com- bines professional data center expertise, with a constantly evolving software solution behind a cloud-hosted portal.” “As the digital transformation journey begins for most compa- nies, ServerFarm’s InCommand solution is the key for simplify- ing the process and ensuring ‘worry-free’ data centers,” he added. “InCommand provides full visibility and transparency to the physical layer of data center management, leveraging both experienced tech personnel and data center and facility managers to cover all required monitoring and tasks.” Prior to ServerFarm, Mr. Catriel was the Head of DevOps and Managed Services for REAN Cloud, a company focused on delivering innovation, digital transformation and automation via outcome-based service offerings. Before REAN Cloud, he was the Senior Director of Managed Services at Amdocs Ltd, a leading company special- izing in software and services for telecommunications, media and financial services providers and digital enterprises. In that role, he was responsible for nurturing a critical North American customer and establishing operational strategy that is now common practice within the organization. For more information about ServerFarm, visit www.server- farmllc.com . In developing and refining new technology for its customers’ de- manding environments, Halton has traditionally relied on its internation- al R&D centers, Halton Innovation Hubs, one of which is located in the current Scottsville plant. A new Halton Innovation Hub is being planned for the new plant within the next couple of years. ”It is important to our customers that we can offer them state-of-the- art technology that also complies with the local standards. Our products aimed at the American market are U.L. and E.T.L. listed,” Phil Meredith says. The new factory will be inaugurated on May 16, 2019 and the premises should be operational by the end of the month. Halton in North America • Halton expanded its indoor air systems’ sales operations and production into USA in 1989. The company has been operating in Scottsville since 1997. The Scottsville premis- es have been expanded four times in the 2000s. In 2005, Halton expanded its factory operations into Canada. • Halton’s operations in North America focus on commercial kitchens and restaurants under the Halton Foodser- vice business area, and on ships, energy production environments and industrial segments under the Halton Marine business area. • Halton currently employs 176 people in the US. The new factory will initially employ six new employees, and 14 will transfer from the present factory to the new one. Halton’s products and solutions are exported from Scottsville to different parts of the Americas and to Asia. Ziv Catriel Joins ServerFarm as Evp, Incommand Services Managed services executive with 18 years of application and it management experience enhances company’s executive team. Halton Group are expanding its US factory operations andmanufacture of air handling units.

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