S&C Electric Co., Chicago, recently purchased the Orlando, Fla.-based power quality business operation from Siemens Power Transmission and Distribution, Raleigh, N.C. A designer and manufacturer of dynamic voltage restorers (DVRs) and other power quality and stability devices for high-tech customers, this business will be integrated into S&C’s Power Electronics Division, which is responsible for the PureWave family of power-electronic switching systems.

“We are very pleased to assume responsibility for the Power Quality business,” says John Estey, president of S&C Electric. “S&C has an extensive portfolio of products and services to improve the power quality supplied to critical customers, and the power quality business is a great complement to these solutions. The product line is a great fit for S&C and has come about at a good time for us.”

Jan van Dokkum, president and CEO of Siemens Power Transmission and Distribution, characterized the deal as a win-win situation for both companies. “It allows us to focus like a laser beam on the high-voltage systems business and our utility customers, while rounding out S&C’s portfolio of distribution products for industrial customers,” he says.