ATLANTA, July 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Innovolt® Inc. (Innovolt), a pioneer and leader in intelligent electronics power protection and management, has announced a strategic relationship with Katun Corporation, one of the world's leading alternative suppliers to the office equipment industry. This relationship further extends Innovolt's technology in the office equipment market as well as new geographic areas. Starting this month, Innovolt will be providing technology solutions through Katun in Latin America. Additionally, Innovolt has solidified its presence in Canada, working with Genuine Supply Source (GSS), a privately-owned wholesale distributor of imaging supplies and Katun's exclusive distributor in Canada.
In an ever competitive market with margins constantly under pressure, office equipment dealers can't afford down time and unnecessary service calls due to power disturbances. Leading distributors in the industry, including Katun and GSS, have collaborated with Innovolt to supply reliable products that provide increased protection from power grid disturbances. These alliances showcase Innovolt's expertise within the office equipment market as well as accelerate its current product distribution.
"As the office equipment industry continues to evolve, Katun remains committed to providing our customers with the key products and services that make them more efficient and profitable. Down time, as everyone would agree, is not profitable. Since forming a relationship with Innovolt, our customers have experienced less equipment down time due to Innovolt's power protection technology," explains Katun CEO and President, Carlyle Singer. "For complete protection, we recommend Innovolt's products to all of our dealers and distributors based on the consistent value provided by this technology."
Proven Power Protection
Since 2009, Innovolt has successfully provided proven electronics power protection for hundreds of millions of dollars of installed systems, mainly in the office equipment market. The technology fills the gap between surge and uninterruptable power supply (UPS). Its proprietary and patented electronics protection technology is cost-effective, highly scalable and integratable, and is proven to significantly increase product reliability and lifespan.
"Where our technology has been deployed, our customers have seen a marked decrease in service calls on protected equipment," states Walter Crowder, vice president of sales, Innovolt. "With constant competition within the office equipment industry, it's becoming more important for manufacturers and distributors to set themselves apart by protecting their equipment, customer experience and brand reputation from the power grid. As known leaders in the industry, now is the right time for Katun and GSS to take this step."
Looking at the usage of power in the Americas, demand for electricity is forecasted to grow by 40 percent in the U.S. alone. In South America, demand for electricity is projected to double over the next few years, outstripping generation capacity and the aging infrastructure causing increasing power disturbances. Also, according to a study by the Canadian Electrical Association and the Conference Board of Canada called Canada's Electricity Infrastructure: Building a Case for Investment, there is an immense amount of work needed to improve Canada's source of power. The study suggests that a total investment of $293.8 billion is necessary between 2011 and 2030 to service old infrastructure and boost power generation from other sources.
"By implementing Innovolt's technology, we can assure that our dealers in Canada are receiving superior equipment with quality protection that limits down time for users," states Dave MacMillan, managing director, Genuine Supply Source. "We are seeing great success with the relationship between Innovolt and Katun Corporation and anticipate that integrating Innovolt's technology into our product line will result in similar success."
Atlanta-based Innovolt is an electronics protection leader and first to bridge the gap between the power protection and asset service markets. Cost-effective, highly scalable and integratable, Innovolt's proprietary and patented power protection technology is proven to significantly increase product lifespan and reliability. Innovolt's comprehensive technology platform is proven to help electronic equipment last longer and with fewer service interruptions by keeping it safe from the common power disturbances that most often damage electronics. Innovolt's technology guards against damage from 99.5 percent of power interruptions, including infinite voltage and current variations. For more information, visit www.innovolt.com.
About Katun Corporation
Headquartered in Minneapolis, Katun Corporation is one of the world's leading alternative suppliers of compatible imaging supplies, photoreceptors and parts for the office equipment industry. With over three decades of expertise, Katun serves more than 16,000 dealer and distributor customers in 135 countries. For more information, visit www.katun.com.
About Genuine Supply Source
Genuine Supply Source (GSS) is Canada's leading distributor of compatible imaging supplies and parts for photocopiers, fax machines and printers. GSS offers over 3000 unique products including: Katun brand toner and replacement parts, fuzion™ brand laser toner cartridges, Platt tool cases, 3M Service Vacuums, Snap-On screwdrivers and a large selection of specialized lubricants and cleaning supplies for the office equipment industry. The company is the exclusive Premier Distributor in Canada for Katun Corporation (USA). For more information, visit www.genuinesupplysourceca.