Combining global resources, localized expertise and customer support, along with its dedication to innovative electrical safety solutions, nVent is a leading provider of protective equipment with its diverse and comprehensive line of brands.
From lightning, grounding and surge protection solutions to electrical enclosures, cabinets, mounting and mounting, nVent has worked with customers around the world in a variety of industries including mining, utilities utilities, telecommunications, railways and defence.
The power protection market is vast, and with safety and operational performance at risk if something goes wrong, the stakes are high. With suppliers large and small across the globe, what does nVent offer customers that its competitors can’t?
mining technology spoke with Matthew Caie, Vice President (APAC) at nVent about what sets the company apart from the competition in the mining industry and beyond.
“We work closely with end-users for safety and reliability solutions, so our specific solution offers everything related to lightning protection and grounding from scratch,” says Caie. “Being a full-line solutions manufacturer is just one of the benefits we offer our end users.”
nVent’s grounding and bonding, lightning and surge protection solutions fall under the nVent ERICO brand, which protects installations from the effects of lightning and surge-induced transients. nVent’s expert teams support mining and industrial facility owners, as well as design engineers and installers, to help them get the most out of their equipment.
“Power protection and system reliability is the best way to describe what we do,” says Caie. “We offer everything from underground (grounding) to above ground (lightning), and we’re one of the only companies in the world to manufacture the complete solution from start to finish.”
Working with a single company from the ground up to supply and support your electrical protective equipment ensures cohesion and allows mine owners or other industry players to form partnerships that result in improved performance, reduction in total life cycle costs and reduction in downtime. However, it is more than its wide range of solutions that sets nVent apart.
According to Caie: “We are a global company, but we have a strong and focused national model in every place we operate around the world, Australia being one of those countries. We have experienced application engineers in the field who work closely with end users. So, although we are a global company, we offer local solutions.
“We also have our engineers in the field with the end users, to understand and find solutions to their problems. We believe this gives us a better understanding as a business to better meet the needs of our customers around the world.
“We can also leverage the representation experience we have from our team around the world, who are involved in standards committees and global product development resources. We are a large company with revenues of just over $2 billion, and being able to tap into this resource on a global scale is a significant advantage for us.
Serving the needs of multiple industry verticals, nVent has more than 80 global manufacturing, service, sales and distribution centers, as well as more than 400 patents. Its product portfolio includes nVent CADDY, ERICO, HOFFMAN, RAYCHEM, SCHROFF and TRACER, each with dedicated teams of field experts. As a company that values innovation and localized solutions, nVent can meet any power protection challenge.
For more information on nVent’s portfolio of brands, or to find out how their solutions can support your mining or industrial project, visit their website.