EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — CES Group LLC, a subsidiary of Nortek Inc. and a leading manufacturer of custom and engineered HVAC solutions, has announced the signing of a global OEM and distribution agreement with CoolIT Systems Inc., which supplies liquid cooling technologies to the IT market.

The alliance primarily focuses on combining Eaton-Williams’ data center cooling solutions from CES Group with CoolIT’s patented Direct Contact Liquid Cooling (DCLC™) product offerings. The companies said this global OEM agreement enables CoolIT to market a more comprehensive data center cooling solution to suit all sizes of customers from smaller data rooms to worldwide data centers operators. The alliance agreement also expands CoolIT’s global support and maintenance through capability provided by CES Group. Customers will benefit from this expanded service network with faster on-site support in more locations.

“The CES Group consists of best-in-class HVAC solution providers. The collaboration with CoolIT is an opportunity to combine our products and support infrastructure with their unique expertise and solutions in the DCLC space to lead the data center industry in cooling efficiency,” said Kris Holla, chief sales officer, Data Center Products, and vice president of Nortek. “For example, combining our RDHx product together with CoolIT’s Rack DCLC offering results in a uniquely effective and economical solution for the enterprise computing market.”

“Collaborating with CES combines the expertise of two great technology families resulting in a powerful combination of the most efficient cooling solutions regardless of customer size or configuration,” said Geoff Lyon, CEO and CTO of CoolIT Systems. “In addition, having access to the CES Group worldwide customer support organization facilitates our global expansion goals wonderfully.”

For more information about CoolIT Systems, visit www.coolitsystems.com.

For more information about Eaton-Williams, visit www.eaton-williams.com.

For more information about Nortek and CES Group, visit www.nortekinc.com.

Publication date: 8/11/2014

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