Methode Electronics – Active Energy Solutions Announces New Partnership With Cloud Services Provider Oper8

March 15, 2016

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CHICAGO, IL–(Marketwired – Mar 15, 2016) – Active Energy Solutions, a business division of Methode Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: MEI), a global developer of custom-engineered and application-specific products, today announced a new reseller partnership with Oper8 Pty Ltd., an Australian IT provider focused on delivering scalable solutions that now include the Active Energy Solutions’ AC6000 Lithium-ion UPS.

The Methode / Oper8 partnership strengthens Active Energy Solutions’ regional presence in Australia and the South Pacific region.

“From a portfolio perspective, the partnership provides a complementary product synergy between Oper8’s data storage and IT management offerings and Active Energy’s in-rack lithium-ion UPS developed specifically for the data center,” said Emilie Stone, general manager of Methode Active Energy Solutions. 

The new alliance will drive greater brand awareness for the AC6000 and Oper8’s customer base interested in replacing lead acid with lithium-ion technology.

“We’re finding that customers reliant upon an aging or unreliable grid are seeing the greatest ROI,” continued Stone. “Lithium-ion batteries offer several improvements over lead acid including reduced capacity degradation, high cycle life and fast recharge time.” 

Mike Andrea, managing director of Oper8, added, “Oper8 is excited to announce the addition of the AC6000 Lithium-ion UPS to our existing portfolio of data storage, data center and connectivity product lines. This new agreement keeps us at the forefront of leading-edge technologies, and is a reason why our customers rely on Oper8 as a trusted advisor.”

For more information on the AC6000, stop by the Methode booth (301) at Data Center World Global Conference 2016, or visit

About Methode Electronics – Active Energy Solutions
Active Energy Solutions (AES), a Methode Company, is a leader in lithium-ion battery systems and power electronics. Since its inception in 2006, AES has designed, tested and produced a variety of customized energy storage systems to deliver greater efficiency in battery energy density, life and footprint for our data storage, telecom and alternative energy customers.

About Methode Electronics, Inc.
Methode Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: MEI) is a global developer of custom engineered and application specific products and solutions with manufacturing, design and testing facilities in China, Egypt, Germany, India, Italy, Lebanon, Malta, Mexico, Singapore, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States. We design, manufacture and market devices employing electrical, electronic, wireless, safety radio remote control, sensing and optical technologies to control and convey signals through sensors, interconnections and controls. Our components are in the primary end markets of the automobile, computer, information processing and networking equipment, voice and data communication systems, consumer electronics, appliances, aerospace vehicles and industrial equipment industries.

About Oper8
Oper8 Pty Ltd. is an IT specialist and Cloud Services provider, headquartered in Springfield, Queensland, Australia, delivering data storage, data centre, IT management, and connectivity solutions. These products and services are offered as direct purchase, managed service, or cloud solutions enabling clients to reduce capital expense while optimizing their IT investment. Visit

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