Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management, has restated its commitment towards supporting its partners to increase their capacity and competitiveness. This assurance was given at a forum organized by Schneider Electric for panel-builders and distributors held recently at the Protea Hotel, Ikeja.
In his presentation at the event, the country president of Schneider Electric Nigeria, Mr. Marcel Hochet, said the company is ready to provide technical support and training to panel-builders by leveraging on its global wealth of experience. He stated that between the period the last forum was held and now, Schneider Electric had developed new products and invested in new technologies aimed at making the panel building business more competitive and profitable. The signing of the MoU’s with four partner panel-builders he explained marks the commencement of a new level of partnership and capacity enhancement for the partners. “We will continue to offer strategic partnership through technical and business support via requests for quotes or business redirection by our clients as well as training of partners’ employees to increase their competence and enhance profitability in their business”, he said. He assured the panel-builders that Schneider Electric will continue to explore opportunities to ensure that their interests are protected at all times. He disclosed that the company would soon launch some new products that will further increase the capacity of panel-builders. He also stated that there are plans to strengthen Schneider Electric’s operations in Nigeria in the area of manufacturing.
Also speaking at the event, Mr Ajay Shroff, Vice-president, Power & Buildings Business, reiterated Schneider Electric’s preparedness to render technical support to the panel builders. He revealed that the panel builders are strategic to the operations of Schneider Electric and advised them to route all purchases through approved distributors. “Our plan is to respond to the needs of the diffused market by working closely with the panel-builders” he stated.
Speaking on behalf of the partners, Alhaji Bola Azeez, Managing Director of Electroquick Limited, described the event as commendable. He said the reintroduction of the forum would allow the players in the panel building industry in Nigeria to benefit from Schneider Electric’s robust offer, technical expertise and local presence. He also advised Schneider Electric to assist in developing the capacity of Nigerian engineers by establishing a manufacturing company in Nigeria. He said this will further endear the company to the hearts of Nigerians and underline its compliance with the Nigerian Local Content Act.
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