Akrivis energy efficient cooling solutions are designed, tested and manufactured at the Aubren manufacturing facilities in Portlaoise, Ireland. The company operates from several locations in the town and at the IDA Business & Technology Park headquarters. A new R&D testing facility was opened last year. This test facility enables the Company to simulate various climatic and heat load conditions that a PMDC will likely encounter. The Company has now secured an expansion site on the J17 Industrial Park in Portlaoise where a 5500 M2 facility is planned.
Aubren is not new to the area of providing energy-efficient cooling solutions. As the technology delivery partner for fan manufacturer ebm-papst in Ireland, the Aubren team are actively involved with designing and fabricating the fan arrays deployed in many of the hyper-scale data centre builds in Ireland and as far away as Australia. This activity also extends to energy-saving retrofit projects, and presently underway is replacing all fans in one of the early-built Dublin data centres.
The performance of our employees, the partnership with our customers, the input of our suppliers and the cooperation with industry experts are the basis for our creation of Akrivis. We create products that allow our customers to achieve their commercial, reliability and sustainability goals. Innovation, progress and sustainability are the guiding principles of our activities, and so our engineering team are constantly at work developing new, intelligent, and energy-efficient solutions for our customers precisely tailored to their applications – Aubrey Nuzum, CEO.
Aubren was founded in 2010 when current CEO Aubrey Nuzum, purchased the Irish subsidiary of German company ebm-papst one of the world’s largest producers of fan technology, and with whom Aubren still maintains a close business relationship. Last year, BGF – Ireland’s largest growth capital investor – led a €7M investment round in Aubren.
Aubren and Akrivis employ 82 people in Portlaoise. The company is a centre of excellence in mission-critical air solutions, moving, cleaning, heating or cooling. The Aubren and Akrivis engineering team works with client companies worldwide to develop air technologies and products manufactured at the Company.