Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management has launched its Low Voltage Solutions in the Ghanaian market with the aim of helping Ghanaians conserve energy in a more reliable and efficient way.
Speaking at the launch in Accra, the Country Leader of Ghana, Liberia and Sierra Leone, Mr. Liviu Curechian said although there were other companies providing electric solutions in the country, the quality and reliability of their products cannot be conceded. “Our products and solutions are designed and built to help individuals and organisations make the most of their energy. Our world class, Low Voltage Solutions offered in Ghana include circuit breakers, switches, meters, enclosures and switchboard. We are looking beyond products, we are looking at providing solutions” he stated.
Mr Curechian also disclosed that Schneider Electric is committed to providing the right solutions, based on the full range of innovative products they had in the market.
One challenge observed in Ghana, Mr Curechian disclosed, was the price of energy. “If there is a reduction in electricity subsidy, people would see the real cost of electricity to the country and subsequently reduce their energy consumption by opting for energy saving solutions offered by companies like Schneider Electric. This, in turn will also help to increase the value of the company and energy for the people” he stated.
For his part, the Country President, Anglophone West Africa, Mr Walid Sheta described Schneider Electric as a one-stop shop capable of giving complete electric solutions for Hotels, factories, corporate organisations and homes. “Usually, other companies specialize in one product line, but Schneider Electric is the most complete supplier in its line of business, supplying energy related solutions to any kind of organization. We have solutions such as CCTV, access control for rooms, room management systems & lightening and so much more” he said.
While speaking on personnel, Mr Sheta disclosed that measures were being put in place to invest in recruiting teams to increase capacity in Ghana, adding that their biggest investment is in people, which the company also regards as the most important resource they need. “We will always be committed to training, developing and ultimately building the capacities of our people”
On the issue of counterfeiting, Mr Sheta stated that a hologram would be placed on all Schneider Electric products to enable customers easily identify between original and counterfeits. He added that customers needed to be vigilant with the electrical products they purchase, as well as the installations they carry out especially for their own safety.