Corporate overview

American Power Conversion provides protection against many of the primary causes of data loss, hardware damage and downtime. Founded in 1981, APC is a leading provider of global, end-to-end AC and DC-based back-up power products and services, which include surge suppressors, uninterruptible power supplies (UPS), power conditioning equipment, power management software, and DC power systems as well as precision cooling equipment, and professional and consulting services for Nonstop Networking™. APC, known for Legendary Reliability™, sets the standard for quality, innovation and support for power protection solutions from desktop systems to data center operations to entire facilities. Its comprehensive solutions, which are designed for both home and corporate environments, improve the manageability, availability and performance of sensitive electronic, network, communication and industrial equipment of all sizes.

APC sets itself apart from the competition in several ways:

  • Global one-stop solutions - APC provides worldwide access to "best-of-breed" offerings;
  • Financial strength - APC's financial strength makes it an attractive partner;
  • Efficient manufacturing - APC provides high quality products to customers worldwide;
  • Innovative product offerings - APC designs solutions to address "real" customer needs.


APC’s InfraStruXure is on-demand architecture for network-critical physical infrastructure (NCPI). The InfraStruXure design, which integrates power, cooling, rack, management and services, allows the selection of standardized, modular components to create a customized solution. This standardization coupled with the APC Design Portal enables an easily scalable architecture designed to meet changing needs and future expansion. This patent-pending approach provides increased availability, improved adaptability and speed of deployment as well as lowered total cost of ownership for IT environments – from wiring closets to computer rooms to data centers.

Key Application Areas

Today, the Company focuses its efforts on four key application areas:

  • Home/Home Office
  • Business Networks
  • Access Provider Networks
  • Data Centers and Facilities

Each requires customized efforts for products, sales and marketing, but each has a common theme: high availability is increasingly essential. APC is positioning itself to be the preferred brand worldwide in all four of these application areas.