30.10.06

30.10.2006: Meldung: Active Power expandiert erfolgreich in Europa

AUSTIN, Texas. Active Power, Inc. (Nasdaq: ACPW - News), manufacturer and distributor of the most efficient critical power solutions in the industry today announces the success of its European sales expansion plan. Less than one year ago, the company embarked on a plan to expand its European sales teams and now have active and effective sales teams in the UK, Germany, Italy, Finland, Czech Republic, and Algeria.

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"The company has invested significantly in personnel and infrastructure," said Ian Bitterlin, Vice President of Active Power"s EMEA operations. "We have recruited some of the very best talent within the critical power marketplace and are very pleased that they have chosen to join our team." New personnel include sales directors, national sales managers, turnkey project engineers, service management, service engineers and project management. "Our expansion plan also includes building facilities to showcase our products and services. To this end, we have invested in live equipment demonstration centers which incorporate after-sales service and remote monitoring capabilities. Our current centers are located near Manchester in England, Osterode in Germany, and Algiers, the capital of Algeria; we plan to continue the expansion both in EMEA and Asia," said Bitterlin.

"We could not be more pleased with the progress of this developing organization and the success that our EMEA team has had," said Jim Clishem, CEO of Active Power. "They have absolutely taken the market by storm and are winning significant implementations for major clients all over Europe and in Northern Africa. The team is now generating a significant percentage of the company"s new sales each quarter, and we look forward to the trend continuing."

Active Power markets critical power systems to datacenters and industrial operators worldwide through its sales teams and partners. Systems are manufactured in the company"s manufacturing and operations facility located in Austin, Texas. Products are currently placed in over 40 countries.

About Active Power:

Active Power, Inc. (Nasdaq: ACPW - News) designs, manufactures and markets battery-free power quality products that provide the consistent, reliable electric power required by today"s digital economy. An ISO 9001-registered company, Active Power is the first to commercialize a flywheel energy storage system, CleanSource® that provides a highly reliable, low-cost and non-toxic replacement for lead-acid batteries used in conventional power quality installations. Active Power has also recently developed a new battery-free extended runtime product line (CoolAir(TM)) based on its proprietary thermal and compressed air storage technology. For more information visit http://www.activepower.com.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements:

This release may contain forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Any forward looking statements and all other statements that may be made in this news release that are not historical facts are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, and actual results may differ materially. Specific risks include delays in new product development, product performance and quality issues and the acceptance of our current and new products by the power quality market. Please refer to Active Power filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission for more information on the risk factors that could cause actual results to differ.

Active Power, the Active Power logo, and CleanSource are registered trademarks of, and CoolAir is a trademark of Active Power, Inc. All other trademarks are the properties of their respective companies.

Active Power Contact: Active Power Media Contact:
John Penver Aron Polasek
Investors The Bernard Group
512.744.9234 512.327.2195
jpenver@activepower.com apolasek@bernardgroup.com


Source: Active Power, Inc.
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