Vertiv, a global provider of critical digital infrastructure and continuity solutions, has opened a new Nigerian office and Customer Showroom in Lagos to deepen its presence in the country.
The new local facility in Nigeria aims to offer Nigerian customers and partners a hands-on experience with a range of Vertiv™ products, including thermal management systems, uninterruptible power supply (UPS) solutions, and integrated cabinet options in real-world conditions. This experience will be guided by expert engineering specialists. Among the featured products are the Vertiv SmartCabinet, an all-in-one infrastructure solution known for its efficiency, cost-effectiveness, interoperability, and control features, and the Vertiv Liebert EXS UPS, a high-efficiency three-phase power protection system with an integrated internal battery, maintenance bypass, and optional receptacle distribution.
Additionally, the Customer Showroom at the facility incorporates a virtual reality (VR) experience. Visitors wearing VR headsets and using hand controllers will be transported to a virtual environment where they can interact with equipment, view animations illustrating space optimization within Vertiv products, and explore the spatial arrangement of Vertiv’s rack and row solutions, as if they were physically on site.
Furthermore, the center will offer presales, sales, and product training, along with comprehensive certification courses for Vertiv’s authorized service partners.
African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM), a leading African infrastructure private equity manager, highlights that the continent’s digital transformation is being propelled by rapid internet penetration rates and a thriving cloud services market. Data centers, fiber-optic broadband expansion, and telecom towers are poised to become the backbone of Africa’s economy.
Wojtek Piorko, Managing Director for Vertiv Africa, emphasizes the importance of a robust data center infrastructure to support Africa’s growing digital economy. Vertiv is well-positioned to provide the necessary digital infrastructure for local telecommunications networks and commercial facilities to facilitate digital transformation.
Piorko further notes, “Our new office and Customer Showroom in Nigeria will enable Vertiv to enhance its strategic presence in the country and the broader Central African region, with a particular focus on the telecommunications and colocation sectors. We anticipate exciting opportunities for Vertiv in Africa and remain committed to building our local team, expanding our network of authorized partners and service providers, and meeting the evolving needs of our African clients.”
The Lagos office represents a significant part of Vertiv’s continued investment in Africa, following the establishment of a similar facility in Nairobi, Kenya, in 2022 and the recent opening of Vertiv’s African headquarters in Johannesburg, South Africa earlier this year.