July 14, 2008
Lee Technologies Announces International Expansion
Lee Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of mission-critical infrastructure solutions that enable commercial enterprises and government agencies to avoid disaster and mitigate risk to their technology facilities, today announced the launch of Lee Technologies International Services, Ltd. (LTSI). LTSI is a Dublin, Ireland-based operation that will deliver mission-critical solutions to global enterprises located throughout Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
In addition, Lee Technologies announced that it has partnered with Zenith Technologies to form LZ Technologies, Ltd., a joint venture also headquartered in Dublin that integrates mission-critical facility and IT data center management services into a powerful single source solution. Zenith Technologies is a leading provider of mission-critical IT and automation solutions to regulated and high-dependency industry sectors. The firm is headquartered in Cork, Ireland, with offices in Dublin, UK, Germany, the U.S., Singapore and India.
"Surging fiber and infrastructure build-out required to deliver cloud computing is driving demand for mission-critical solutions providers with the capability to design, build and operate data centers and other mission-critical facilities on a global scale," said Lee Kirby, Vice President & GM, Lee Technologies, and the new head of LTSI. "After providing mission-critical solutions to leading commercial enterprises and government agencies throughout North America for a quarter-century, LTSI represents a tremendous opportunity to extend our capabilities overseas."
In addition to launching the Dublin office to support the mission-critical needs of global enterprises, the joint venture with Zenith Technologies - named LZ Technologies - combines Lee Technologies' expertise in providing infrastructure operations and support with Zenith's managed IT and automation solutions.
"LZ Technologies brings together two companies that have been providing mission-critical infrastructure solutions for more than 25 years, and enables leading commercial enterprises and government organizations to tap the expertise of over 600 global employees," said John Lee, Chairman and CEO, Lee Technologies. "With offices in key locations such as Ireland, UK, Singapore and India, the newly-formed venture is uniquely positioned with the resources and service offerings to meet the most challenging global mission-critical infrastructure projects."
LZ Technologies will focus on delivering complete lifecycle support to ensure mission-critical infrastructure meets the ever-changing demands of the businesses that rely on it, including:
-- Site assessments -- Data center design -- Construction management -- Operations & maintenance -- Equipment procurement -- On-site technical staffing -- Integration -- Remote monitoring -- Commissioning -- IT systems & controls integration
"LZ Technologies represents an unparalleled single source solution for IT systems and control within the mission-critical facility," said George Newstrom, President and COO, Lee Technologies. "The partnership with Zenith - a firm with extensive channel presence and experience with clients in major overseas markets - enables LZ Technologies to deliver a truly unique end-to-end mission-critical IT and infrastructure services offering."
About LZ Technologies, Ltd.
LZ Technologies was formed by merging the strengths of Lee Technologies and Zenith Technologies, Ltd. into a joint company - LZ Technologies, Ltd. The combined entity brings over 600 employees together in a company focused on bringing mission-critical infrastructure solutions to a range of sectors.
About Lee Technologies
Founded in 1983, Lee Technologies protects technology infrastructure from disaster for some of the world's most demanding government agencies, Fortune 1000 companies, and IT-dependent firms of all sizes. By ensuring that their mission-critical technology resources are always available -- 24/7/365 - Lee Technologies empowers its customers with infrastructure peace-of-mind, enabling them to focus on accomplishing their core business objectives. Lee Technologies has commissioned critical power equipment for over 5 million square feet of mission-critical space and currently maintains critical equipment that supports over 3 million square feet throughout the U.S. In addition, Lee Technologies provides operations, maintenance and mission-critical facility on-site staffing services for over 700 locations coast-to-coast. Lee Technologies is headquartered in the Washington, DC metroplex where it operates a state-of-the-art National Operations Center, and has offices in Atlanta, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle.
About Zenith Technologies, Ltd.
Zenith Technologies, Ltd. is a leading supplier of IT and automation solutions to clients worldwide. Headquartered in Cork, Ireland, Zenith has offices in the U.S., UK, Dublin, Singapore and India; as well as a new office planned for France. Zenith specializes in the supply of mission critical IT & automation solutions to regulated and high-dependency industry sectors. Zenith also offers manufacturer/vendor-independent IT, engineering and consultancy services.