Designing, manufacturing and delivering industry leading power protection solutions



Designing, manufacturing and delivering industry leading power protection solutions

30 Years of Innovation

Centiel UK is the leading provider of power protection solutions for your critical power requirements. With an excellent reputation for high-quality service and support, our customers rely on our network of highly skilled engineers to ensure the reliability and availability of their power protection products. Our extensive spare parts inventory enables us to directly maintain a wide range of Uninterruptible Power Supply equipment under a single maintenance contract.

As the UK subsidiary of Swiss-based manufacturer Centiel, our product portfolio has been developed by the team of innovators responsible for the industry’s first transformerless and true modular Uninterruptible Power Supply systems. Our products are designed to:

Provide Maximum Efficiency Management (MEM)

Optimise valuable space

Provide industry-leading power availability

Minimise life-time maintenance cost

Provide outstanding overload capability

Reduce your energy bills

With our passion and commitment for innovative design and product quality, we are keeping pace with market demands by developing the latest products which are lithium-ion ready.

Designing, manufacturing and delivering industry leading power protection solutions

Industry Heritage

David Bond 

Chairman, Centiel UK Ltd, Board Member of Centiel and Board Member Centiel AP

David began his career in the UPS industry in 1988 when Fiskas UK (now part of ) as Technical Services Manager, responsible for all post-sales activities including Field Service, Project Management and Services Sales. In 1966 he was co-founder Research and Development team at Invertomatic SA in 1984 In 1993 he was a co-founder director of Uninterruptible Power Supplies Ltd. (UPSL/Kohler Power) and in 2005 he led a management buy-out to then become the company’s Managing Director. In late 2008 UPSL was sold to the US company, Kohler, and David spent until mid-2010 helping to integrate USPL into Kohler.

After leaving UPSL David joined the Swiss Uninterruptible Power Supply manufacturer, Newave as its CEO. In 2012 Newave was acquired by ABB and David played key roles in both the due diligence and integration stages of the acquisition. After leaving Newave/ABB, David took positions as the MD of Emerson Network Power (now Vertiv) and the UK MD of Benning Power Electronics. Since retiring from executive management late 2017, David has become a non-executive Chairman of Centiel SA’s UK subsidiary, Centiel UK Ltd. and has been appointed to the Centiel SA board.


Filippo Marbach

Founder, CEO, Chairman of the Centiel SA Board

Filippo began his career in the Research and Development team at Invertomatic SA in 1984 In 1993 he co-founded Newave SA, the Swiss UPS manufacturer, where he held the roles of Chief Technology Officer and Chief Operating Officer as well as board member of the holding company. In 1996 Filippo and his team designed the world’s first three-phase transformerless UPS. In 2000 this was followed by designing the world’s first three phase true modular UPS. He subsequently led the team that designed the world market’s second and third generation of three phase modular UPS technology. In 2007, Newave became listed on the Swiss stock exchange and Filippo continued to hold the position of Chief Operating Officer and a member of the board of directors. In February 2012 Newave was acquired by ABB and Filippo later left the company once it was successfully integrated into ABB.

In 2015 Filippo co-founded Centiel SA. In this role he continued to pioneer UPS technology by designing the world market’s fourth generation of three phase modular UPS and a completely new range of three phase transformerless UPS that lead the global market in terms of both availability and operating efficiency.

Mike Elms 

Managing Director Centiel UK Ltd

Mike has more than 20 years’ experience in Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) service, projects, and sales. Holding titles such as UPS Service Engineer. Technical Support Manager, UK Sales Manager, National Sales Manager and Director. Working for various UPS brands including Riello UPS Ltd, Uninterruptible Power Supplies Ltd (UPSL/Kolher Power/Powerwave), and Socomec UK, Mike has built up an extensive knowledge of designing and specifying UPS systems across the IT, Financial, Telecom, and Data Centre Industry. 

Mike joined Centiel in 2018 as Sales and Marketing Director and now has overall responsibility for the UK subsidiary, driving the business forward as part of Centiel’s global expansion plans. 




Gerardo Lecuona 

Co-Founder, Sales Director, Board Member of the Centiel SA 

Gerardo Lecuona studied electronics engineer at university of Guadalajara, Mex, he holds a Masters of Science in embedded systems design from the Advanced Learning and Research Institute in Switzerland and master’s in business administration (MBA) from Milan Polytechnic.

In 2008 Gerardo joined Newave SA, the Swiss Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) manufacturer as an R&D engineer and started developing modular uninterruptible power supplies. Taking later in 2010 the role of project manager, Gerardo participated in the design of the third generation of three-phase modular UPS technology and a range of transformerless Uninterruptible Power Supply. In 2012 Gerardo was appointed to lead the Research and Development organisation in Newave. In February 2012 Newave was acquired by ABB and in 2013 Gerardo was appointed to lead the Technology division as Technology Director for UPS and successfully managed the integration into ABB.

In 2015 Gerardo co-founded Centiel. In his role of Global Sales, Gerardo is bringing Centiel’s leading technology to the market and building the Centiel brand as the most innovative UPS manufacturer.


Louis McGarry 

Sales Manager, Centiel UK Ltd 

Louis’ experience in the Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) industry spans over a decade, working for brands such as Uninterruptible Power Supplies Ltd (UPSL/Kohler Power), Schnider and Emerson Network Power (Vertiv). His extensive knowledge of products, including UPS Systems and Gnerators, enables him to successfully design and deliver solutions for the Critical Power Market.  

Louis has worked on various industries including Banking, Data Centres, Healthcare, Utilities and Government. Louis joined the Centiel team early in 2018 as Sales Manager to assist in delivering Centiel’s industry-leading technology to the UK market and building the Centiel brand as the most innovative UPS manufacturer.   


Stuart Cockburn 

Sales Manager Centiel Ltd 

Stuart joined the Centiel UK team as Sales Manager mid-2018 to present Centiel’s class-leading Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) technology to the UK market and demonstrate the Centiel brand as the most innovative USP manufacturer in the market today.

He brings with him over 15 years of experience in the and Power Protection sector. This experience is made up of 10 years as Senior Field Engineer and 5 years in Technical Sales. Stuart has extensive system design and installation knowledge, specialising in specifying and installing UPS Systems for many different applications across a wide range of market sectors. His expertise and market knowledge enables him ensure that client have the high level of power protection and efficiency, placing the right product for each application.



Andrew Skelton 

Operations Manager Centiel Ltd

Andrew joined Centiel UK in 2019 as Operations Manager, Andrew has over a decade of experience in the UPS and Generator industry. His career began in 2008 at Benning UK where he completed his apprenticeship in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. During his time at Benning, Andrew worked in a wide range of functions within the Engineering and Projects departments, carrying out roles such as Product Engineer, Sales Engineer and Project Manager.

In 2016 Andrew joined AVK-SEG (UK) Ltd as a Technical Engineer responsible for design of turnkey UPS and Generator projects. Andrew acted as Technical Lead on multiple high-value UPS and Generator projects, including tier 4  European Data Centre where over 40MW of UPS and Generator systems were successfully deployed.  Andrew’s experience in both design and project management enables him to deliver technical projects of the highest quality.

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