Orders to be Delivered in 2016, Reinforcing Confidence in 2016 Guidance
FORT LEE, N.J., Feb. 1, 2016 -- Pioneer Power Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq: PPSI) ("Pioneer" or the "Company"), a company engaged in the manufacture, sale and service of electrical transmission, distribution and on-site power generation equipment, today announced the Company has recently secured purchase orders and new business from multiple customers with an aggregate value of approximately $10 million. Each of the orders are scheduled for delivery during calendar 2016.
Nathan Mazurek, Pioneer's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said, "I am encouraged with the sales activity we experienced at the end of 2015 and into the first part of 2016. Improving conditions in several end markets, particularly from data centers looking for solutions to effectively and safely manage expanding electricity requirements, are driving growing demand for our critical power and T&D solutions. The size of individual orders and customer confidentiality requests often prevent us from announcing individual awards, but we believed it was important to demonstrate the improving pipeline which supports our 2016 financial outlook."
Highlights of these contracts include:
- Pioneer recently received new commitments from the developer of a data center for one of the world's largest technology companies, for deliveries in excess of $5 million from its Transmission and Distribution Division. All shipments are expected to occur during 2016.
- In the Critical Power Division, the Company will deliver a prototype solution, consisting of natural gas engines, normal and emergency switchboards and automatic transfer switches, to a large Midwestern-based chain of grocery stores. This solution will provide emergency backup systems as well as utility demand-side management functions enabling the chain to augment electric supply during the summer months and reduce peak charges. This prototype is expected to be shipped during the first quarter of 2016, and once proven in the initial store, the chain plans to expand the design to other locations.
- Also in the Transmission & Distribution Solutions Division, the Company has received a significant increase in orders derived from wastewater treatment facilities, hospital and data centers, all of which are directly related to the lines of business acquired through its purchase of Pacific Power Systems Integration, Inc. in the second half of 2015.
"During the past few years, Pioneer has aggregated several businesses, creating a diversified, yet integrated, array of capabilities," continued Mr. Mazurek. "The end result is that today, we are able to provide a comprehensive, purpose-built solution for a growing group of customers to meet emerging electricity needs. We have the right solutions for today's industry demands and we are working with customers to create new and innovative solutions, and we are seeing expansion of our pipeline as a result."
About Pioneer Power Solutions, Inc.
Pioneer Power Solutions, Inc. manufactures, sells and services a broad range of specialty electrical transmission, distribution and on-site power generation equipment for applications in the utility, industrial, commercial and backup power markets. The Company's principal products and services include custom-engineered electrical transformers, low and medium voltage switchgear and engine-generator sets and controls, complemented by a national field-service organization to maintain and repair power generation assets. Pioneer is headquartered in Fort Lee, New Jersey and operates from 14 additional locations in the U.S., Canada and Mexico for manufacturing, centralized distribution, engineering, sales, service and administration. To learn more about Pioneer, please visit its website at www.pioneerpowersolutions.com.
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