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Generac announces acquisition of industrial IoT platform Blue Pillar

October 10, 2022

Posted by: Janmesh Chintankar

Waukesha, United States – Generac Power Systems, a global designer and manufacturer of energy technology solutions and other power products, announced the acquisition of Blue Pillar, an industrial internet of things (IoT) platform developer that designs, deploys and manages industrial IoT network software solutions to enable distributed energy generation monitoring and control in a more easy-to-use format. Generac and Blue Pillar share a mutual customer base, with highly compatible product offerings that work together to provide a total connectivity solution to commercial and industrial customers. By acquiring Blue Pillar, Generac aims to further integrate the Blue Pillar platform into its power generation products and, in connection with Generac Grid Services’ projects, provide valuable monitoring and control as a built-in feature.

“The Blue Pillar platform is a powerful value-add to Generac’s energy ecosystem, providing a comprehensive solution that can be tailored to meet each project’s unique specifications,” says Erik Wilde, executive vice president of industrial – Americas at Generac. “As a result of the acquisition, we will be able to provide customers and utility partners with an even broader suite of services, including holistic site monitoring. Monitoring and control capabilities are integral to reducing reliance on the
power grid, managing energy consumption and associated costs, as well as improving the overall performance of equipment. Blue Pillar simplifies the IoT process, making it easier to meet customers’ connectivity needs.”

“For years, Blue Pillar has had the opportunity to work alongside Generac to provide customers with sophisticated connected technology,” says Brad Witter, founder of Blue Pillar. “Now, as part of the Generac team, we will be able to best use our skillsets and leverage the capabilities of our platform to redefine and shape the future of connectivity solutions. We couldn’t be more excited to be joining the Generac team.”

The acquisition closed on October 3, 2022.

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