PDI Signs Agreement for Power Distribution Solution with Mardix

UK-Based Partner Leverages PowerWave Bus System™ for Rapid Expansion of Overhead Busways

Richmond, Virginia, – May 2, 2012Power Distribution, Inc. (PDI), a Smiths Interconnect business and leading provider of mission-critical power distribution equipment for data centers, alternative energy, industrial, and commercial power markets, today announced that it has signed an international licensing deal with UK-based Mardix. The new agreement will escalate the market penetration of PDI’s PowerWave Bus System™ into the UK, Europe, and the Middle East, to meet the expanding needs of critical power environments.

PDI formed a five-year relationship with Mardix, the UK’s leading provider of switchgear, power distribution, power management and service solutions. Mardix Sales Director, Dean Bradshaw comments on the value this new partnership brings to his company, “This agreement will scale Mardix’s penetration into the overhead bus market and provide a strategic addition to our well-rounded product portfolio."

The PowerWave Bus System is showing signs of quick market penetration with significant, key customer installations throughout Europe and the Middle East. PDI’s Vice President of International Sales, Jose Luis Crespo, added, “The PowerWave Bus System is a robust solution to one of the key problems in a highly competitive market – IT space. Orders have been strong for the PDI system in the UK and Europe, particularly in the highly competitive financial sector in the UK. PDI has clearly differentiated itself in the overhead busway market with a best in class monitoring platform provided by the patented Branch Circuit Monitoring System."

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About Mardix
Mardix is the UK’s leading provider of switchgear, power distribution, power management, and service solutions. Operating primarily from a purpose-built 45,000 sqft headquarters in Kendal, Cumbria, Mardix has 40 years of knowledge and expertise in critical power.

About Power Distribution, Inc.
Founded in 1978, PDI is a leading provider of power distribution equipment and services. PDI, part of Smiths Interconnect, is headquartered out of Virginia with additional manufacturing and engineering facilities in California and Michigan. The PDI, Marelco, and Onyx Power branded products cover a wide range of customized power solutions for data centers, wind, solar and other alternative energy, commercial, and industrial applications.

About Smiths Interconnect
Smiths Interconnect is a leader in technically differentiated electronic and radio frequency products that connect, protect and control critical systems for the wireless telecommunications, aerospace, defence, space, medical, rail, test and industrial markets. It is part of Smiths Group, a global leader in applying advanced technologies for markets in threat and contraband detection, energy, medical devices, communications and engineered components. Smiths Group employs around 23,000 people in more than 50 countries.