ComRent Opens Load Bank Rental Service Center in Brazil

Leading Global Load Bank Rental Provider Partners With Poit Energia in Sao Paolo to Service Oil & Gas, Industrial, Utilities, Wind Farm and Data Centers in Brazil, Chile and Peru

OWINGS, MD--(Marketwire - Feb 8, 2012) - ComRent, the leading provider of load bank rental solutions, has opened a service distribution center in São Paolo, Brazil, in partnership with Poit Energia, the market leader in rental generators and temporary infrastructure in Latin America. Established in Brazil's capital city and serving all of Brazil, Chile and Peru, ComRent's joint venture with Poit Energia provides load bank rental and maintenance solutions for all power generating equipment used in data centers, utility substations, wind farms and oil and gas refineries.

"ComRent established the new Brazil service location in response to the increased demand for verification that electromechanical systems in high-performance buildings, utilities and mission critical facilities are operating at maximum efficiency and safety," said Paul Clewell, Vice President of Global Development for ComRent. "As the construction of high-performance facilities in this region continues to increase, we look forward to meeting the load bank testing needs of commissioning professionals."

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration's 2011 International Energy Outlook report, Brazil is the ninth-largest energy consumer in the world, and the third-largest in the Western Hemisphere, behind the United States and Canada. Businesses in this region must move quickly to leverage technology for developing more efficient power systems to keep consumption costs in check, including the deployment of new equipment or major upgrades to existing systems. These new investments will require commissioning to ensure that new and upgraded power equipment will perform as expected. ComRent's load bank rental solutions are the trusted choice for safe, accurate and reliable load bank testing that keeps the design, build and commissioning process on-time and on-budget.

"ComRent, with its global reach, unparalleled technology and know-how, and seasoned commercial and technical teams, has added a world-class layer of load bank testing capabilities to Poit's temporary energy solutions in South America," said Wilson Poit, President of Poit Energia. "From data center testing, to wind farm commissioning and power systems validation, Poit powered by ComRent now offers an unrivalled solution in the Brazil marketplace to new and existing customers. It is a pleasure for Poit Energia to be part of ComRent's robust market expansion."

ComRent offers customers access to one of the largest fleets of load bank and related equipment in the world, saving significant time and cost associated with procurement and delivery. In addition, ComRent can offer its proprietary, transportable medium-voltage load bank unit -- the first of its kind in the rental industry, available and ready for rent in South America. ComRent offers all load testing services and project support functions from a local team of engineers, technicians and managers. The ComRent team is uniquely qualified to ensure that load bank tests are successful, helping customers keep deadlines on project schedules, as well as adhering to project budgets. ComRent can meet virtually any load bank testing requirement, for any size project.

About ComRent International

Since 1997, ComRent International has been providing construction professionals and facility engineers with reliable, simulated electrical and thermal load banks, transformers, cables and switchgear to commission and test mission-critical electrical and mechanical systems in high-performance structures such as data centers, healthcare facilities, nuclear power plants, municipal wastewater treatment plants and commercial cruise ships. ComRent offers North America's largest inventory of load banks, transformers, switchgear and cables. Its load bank rental solutions and value-added consulting services help construction managers and facility engineers validate designs, installations, total system performance and even LEED compliance. With 18 global distribution centers strategically located across the U.S., Canada, Brazil and Saudi Arabia, ComRent makes it possible to quickly and cost-effectively identify potential power and performance issues in these environments -- where uptime is paramount to continued operation. For more information, please visit

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Media Relations Contact:
Michelle Barry
ComRent International
(603) 570-7533

ComRent load banks are now available in Brazil for reliable commissioning of any high performance building.