Photo - Customers and partners gather at Schneider Electric Summit Malaysia 2015 in Kuala Lumpur in conjunction with its 30th anniversary of doing business in the country.
This year's Schneider Electric customer and partner summit in Kuala Lumpur also marks the 30th anniversary of the power and cooling specialist's operations in Malaysia.
Schneider Electric Malaysia country president Soo Pow Leong said the Customers and Partners Summit Malaysia 2015, themed 'The Next Age of Change', focused on energy management solutions in four key areas - homes, buildings and cities, industries, powering data centres on the grid and in the cloud.
"These four areas are where Schneider Electric most actively contribute to building Malaysia into a country that is more connected, sustainable and efficient, said Soo. "In this Next Age of Change, we believe that advances in operational technologies that we have developed will create an unprecedented opportunity to reshape industries and transform cities."
"Our goal is to make energy and industrial processes safer, more reliable, more efficient, and greener for our customers. From the simplest of switches to the most complex operational systems, we put our customers in complete control of their environment," he said.
"Going forward, we aim to accomplish this by growing our business sustainably - for us, our customers and Malaysia as a whole," said Soo. "We devote 4-5 percent of our annual sales globally to research and development. From devices to big data, we are focused on developing new technologies and services that will drive intelligence, efficiency and connectivity sustainably, for our always-on world."
In addition, the company's acquisition strategy in the past 15 years has brought more than 100 brands to its portfolio, he said. The organisation has achieved significant key milestones in Malaysia, which include:
- Partnered with KFM Holdings in transforming the Prime Minister's Office into a green building
- klia2 Air Traffic Control Tower implemented Schneider Electric's Uniflair Precision Air Conditioning solution to keep the mission critical equipment for air traffic control running at optimum
- Sponsored 90 units of its solar-powered, portable LED lighting systems to Kampung Orang Asli Mentelong in Kuala Rompin, Pahang, as part of the company's BipBop programme
"We wouldn't be where we are today without the strong support from our partners," Soo added. "On our end, we believe in arming our partners with everything they need to succeed - from training, to business tools, to creation of business opportunities that show the full portfolio of what we have to offer and empowering them to up-sell and cross-sell. For example, we recently launched the Critical Infrastructure Services (CIS), a customer-enablement programme to selected Malaysian partners that enables them to perform risk managements and assessments for critical infrastructures."
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