Acksen wins export business in Chile

Pictured (l-r) are Dr Vicky Kell, Invest NI, with Charlene Thompson of Acksen. Pic by Michael Cooper
Pictured (l-r) are Dr Vicky Kell, Invest NI, with Charlene Thompson of Acksen. Pic by Michael Cooper

Acksen, the Whiteabbey-based manufacturer of Electrocorder data loggers for monitoring electricity supply, has won its first business in Chile as part of an international campaign to drive sales forward faster.

Acksen’s Electrocorder data loggers are also used for energy management as well as electrical fault finding/testing by electrical contractors, power distribution companies, facilities management, electrical or site-services and maintenance engineers.

Analysis of the results recorded by the data loggers can be used to solve supply problems and improve efficiencies in energy utilisation.

The company is to supply its state-of-the-art data loggers to Ingesin in Santiago, a leading distributor of equipment for the electricity industry in Chile.

Acksen’s data loggers will be used to fulfil business secured by Ingesin to supply Chilquinta, which is owned by Sempra International, Chile’s third largest electricity supplier. Both Ingesin and Chilquinta are major players in the provision of power in Chile.

The significant deal in Chile follows Acksen’s other recent successes in the Czech Republic and Poland from its participation in an Invest Northern Ireland trade mission.

The contract in Chile was announced by Charlene Thompson, Acksen’s marketing manager, and welcomed by Dr Vicky Kell, Invest NI trade director.

Established in 1994, Acksen, which employs five people, has grown from a small local company to one that is now respected on a number of continents as offering a solid alternative to global brands which service large-scale complex solutions for electrical data logging equipment.

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