Latest News

Crestchic expands French sales team with Rental Sales Engineer

Crestchic expands French sales team with Rental Sales Engineer

Crestchic Loadbanks, a leading provider of power testing solutions, has announced the expansion of its French sales team with the appointment of Victor Guth as Rental Sales Engineer. This strategic move underscores Crestchic's commitment to enhancing its presence and...

Crestchic Loadbanks GmbH gears up for Data Centre World Frankfurt

Crestchic Loadbanks GmbH gears up for Data Centre World Frankfurt

Crestchic Loadbanks, a leading provider of load testing solutions, is looking forward to meeting customers and sharing expertise at the upcoming Data Centre World Frankfurt (DCW) event. Scheduled for May 22-23rd, 2024, at the Frankfurt Messe, the exhibition is an...

Met Office warning highlights increased risk of power cuts 

Met Office warning highlights increased risk of power cuts 

Risk of power cuts: Over the weekend, the Meteorological Office issued a number of yellow weather alerts across the country. As well as warning of widespread thunderstorms, the Met Office warning highlighted that heavy showers were expected to cause difficult driving...

Loadbanks – Commissioning Battery Energy Storage Systems 

Loadbanks – Commissioning Battery Energy Storage Systems 

Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) are playing an increasingly important role in modern power systems, particularly in the context of renewable energy and grid balancing. With that in mind, Paul Brickman, Commercial Director at Crestchic Loadbanks, explores the...

The role of loadbanks in 2024

The role of loadbanks in 2024

Loadbanks: A critical component in power system resilience  In a world that is reliant on power, ensuring the reliability and efficiency of our power systems is paramount. In facilities that demand uninterrupted power supply - critical infrastructure, data centres,...

Crestchic Loadbanks marks 40th anniversary with record turnover  

Crestchic Loadbanks marks 40th anniversary with record turnover  

Crestchic, a leading manufacturer of loadbanks and power testing solutions, is celebrating its 40th year in business this month, after enjoying a sharp upward growth trajectory in recent years.   Founded in 1983, Crestchic was created to fill a gap in the market for...

Head Office team donate to local food bank

Head Office team donate to local food bank

The team at Crestchic’s head office in Burton-on-Trent have been collecting food which has been donated to the local YMCA foodbank.  The foodbank, which is located in Hawkins Lane, is open to everyone in the local area. Those in need can self-refer for an emergency...

Crestchic to attend PowerEx Live Exhibition

Crestchic to attend PowerEx Live Exhibition

The Crestchic team is looking forward to meeting customers, prospects and colleagues at this year’s PowerEx Live event, which takes place on 7th December 2023, at the Park Plaza Hotel, Westminster, London.  PowerEx Live offers networking opportunities for...

Crestchic Loadbanks to exhibit at Data Centres Ireland 2023

Crestchic Loadbanks to exhibit at Data Centres Ireland 2023

Crestchic Loadbanks, a global leader in load testing solutions, is pleased to announce its participation in the Data Centres Ireland 2023 event. Taking place at The RDS in Dublin, Ireland, from November 22nd to 23rd, this event is set to bring together everyone...

Crestchic Loadbanks to exhibit at Enlit Asia 2023

Crestchic Loadbanks to exhibit at Enlit Asia 2023

Crestchic Loadbanks, a global leader in load testing solutions, is thrilled to announce its participation in the upcoming Enlit Asia event, which will be held from November 14th to 16th, 2023, at the Indonesia Convention Exhibition in BSD City, Jakarta, Indonesia. ...

Bethany achieves “People Practice” HR qualification

Bethany achieves “People Practice” HR qualification

A huge well done to Bethany Webb, Service Administrator at Crestchic, who has successfully passed CIPD Level 3 in People Practice. Bethany’s desire to do the course stemmed from a genuine interest in helping people to reach their goals and full potential. What started...

CRESTCHIC TESTS CARBON REDUCTION CONCEPT FOR RAIL

CRESTCHIC TESTS CARBON REDUCTION CONCEPT FOR RAIL

The UK passenger and freight rail industries consumed 2,282 kilotonnes of CO2 between April 2021 and March 2022 – showing a rise of 2% in the total estimated CO2 emissions compared to the year before.1 As demand for freight and public transport increases, carbon...

From engineering to sales: Isabella’s first three months

From engineering to sales: Isabella’s first three months

After more than four years in Engineering as the role of Electrical Design Engineer, Isabella Xu made the leap into a sales role in February 2023. In her new role, Isabella is working closely with Daryl Robinson to support sales activities in Africa, the Middle East...

Marta achieves HR qualification AND Student of the Year award

Marta achieves HR qualification AND Student of the Year award

A huge well done to Marta Zemite, Assistant Accountant at Crestchic Loadbanks UK, who has been awarded CIPD’s student of the year. After joining the Crestchic team in April 2022, Marta approached her manager, Louise, and expressed an interest in learning more about...

CRESTCHIC SHIPBUILDING CASE STUDY

CRESTCHIC SHIPBUILDING CASE STUDY

SHIPBUILDING INDUSTRY: CRESTCHIC COMPLETES LOAD BANK UPGRADE FOR ONE OF THE WORLDS LARGEST SHIPBUILDING GROUPS A global multinational shipbuilder and cruise ship designer appointed Crestchic Loadbanks to deliver a significant programme of upgrades to four 5.5 MW load...

Data Center World Build Conference: My five top takeaways  

Data Center World Build Conference: My five top takeaways  

In May 2023, Crestchic participated in the first-ever Data Center World Build Conference in Austin, TX. Steven Bacon, Business Development Manager at Crestchic, shares his five top takeaways from the event.  Efficiency is key: During the two-day conference, there was...

Crestchic Loadbanks to exhibit at Data Centre World Frankfurt 2023

Crestchic Loadbanks to exhibit at Data Centre World Frankfurt 2023

Crestchic Loadbanks, the global leader in load testing equipment, is excited to announce their participation in the upcoming Data Centre World Frankfurt 2023, the largest gathering of data centre professionals in Central Europe & the DACH region. Taking place on...

Crestchic Loadbanks USA to exhibit at key Data Center Event

Crestchic Loadbanks USA to exhibit at key Data Center Event

Crestchic USA will be showcasing a range of load banks at the forthcoming Data Center World event in Texas.  The event, which takes place at Austin Convention Center, 8-11 May,  is billed as the leading digital infrastructure event designed for data center...

Backup power using renewable energy? LINDA has the answer.

Backup power using renewable energy? LINDA has the answer.

Backup power: Until now, renewable energy plants in Germany have not been set up for emergency power supply in the event of a power outage. That is about to change, thanks to the award-winning LINDA research project - and Crestchic’s load bank technology is a critical...

UPTIME INSTITUTE ADVISES REGULAR SCHEDULED GENERATOR MAINTENANCE

UPTIME INSTITUTE ADVISES REGULAR SCHEDULED GENERATOR MAINTENANCE

Generator Maintenance: The Uptime Institute’s Annual Outages Analysis 2023 has been released and when it comes to backup power, the message is clear: “Generators are reliable, but require regular scheduled maintenance, fuel checks and testing.” This advice comes after...

INCREASING DATA CENTRE POWER CONSUMPTION IN AN ENERGY CRISIS

INCREASING DATA CENTRE POWER CONSUMPTION IN AN ENERGY CRISIS

Energy Crisis: The role of generator maintenance in ensuring power resilience The global energy crisis is affecting the profitability and operational efficiency of businesses from all sectors, but for data centres and their inherently higher power consumption levels,...

CRESTCHIC LOADBANKS TO EXHIBIT AT DATA CENTRE WORLD

CRESTCHIC LOADBANKS TO EXHIBIT AT DATA CENTRE WORLD

As a leading provider of load banks in the data centre sector, Crestchic will once again exhibit at the renowned Data Centre World exhibition in London this March. Visitors to the stand can chat with the Crestchic team about the purchase or rental of a range of backup...

CRESTCHIC BRINGS LOAD TESTING SOLUTIONS TO MIDDLE EAST ENERGY EXPO

CRESTCHIC BRINGS LOAD TESTING SOLUTIONS TO MIDDLE EAST ENERGY EXPO

Crestchic Loadbanks is exhibiting at the Middle East Energy exhibition in Dubai from 7th - 9th March. The Crestchic team will be at Booth S2. B01 for the duration of the three-day event to meet decision-makers from the power generation market. With rental offices in...

CRESTCHIC EXHIBITING AT POWERGEN INTERNATIONAL 2023 – Booth 2045

CRESTCHIC EXHIBITING AT POWERGEN INTERNATIONAL 2023 – Booth 2045

Crestchic will be exhibiting at the world’s leading event for the power generation market, PowerGen International, in Orlando from the 21st - 23rd February 2023. The event is expecting over 8,000 attendees across three days, all there to meet and learn from more than...

The role of load banks in 2023

The role of load banks in 2023

An increasing reliance on power, combined with the ongoing energy transition and current energy crisis, has resulted in increased demand for backup power generators. As industry and society as a whole become more averse to the risks of power outages, the generator...

Crestchic scoops three AMPS Awards

Crestchic scoops three AMPS Awards

On 8th December 2022, colleagues from across the power industry gathered for the AMPS awards, with the Crestchic Loadbanks team taking home three of the eleven awards on offer.  As well as scooping Manufacturer of the year and Member Company of the year, the Engineer...

Crestchic to attend Power Ex Live Exhibition 

Crestchic to attend Power Ex Live Exhibition 

The Crestchic team is attending this year’s PowerEx Live event, which takes place on 8th December, 2022, at the prestigious Park Plaza Hotel, Westminster, London.  The PowerEx Live event aims to offer the perfect networking opportunities for professionals across the...

Crestchic wins AIM Company of the Year Award

Crestchic wins AIM Company of the Year Award

Crestchic Plc is proud to announce that it has won the prestigious AIM Company of the Year Award at the Shares Awards 2022.  The awards, which are run by Shares Magazine, the leading online resource for private investors, celebrate the best of the UK's financial...

UPTIME INSTITUTE ADVISES REGULAR SCHEDULED GENERATOR MAINTENANCE

Crestchic France to exhibit at Data Centre World Paris

Crestchic Loadbanks, a world leader in load bank power testing solutions, will be showcasing a range of power testing solutions at Data Centre World Paris, which takes place 16 - 17th November at Paris Expo Porte de Versailles. Members of the Crestchic team will be...

Crestchic to exhibit at Data Centre World Madrid 

Crestchic to exhibit at Data Centre World Madrid 

Crestchic Loadbanks, a world leader in load bank power testing solutions, will be showcasing a range of power testing solutions at Data Centre World Madrid, which takes place 26 and 27 of October at Ifema Madrid.  Members of the Crestchic team will be available...

Power failure is number one culprit in spiralling datacentre costs

Power failure is number one culprit in spiralling datacentre costs

Data Centre outages are costing more, with power failure the number one culprit  Findings from Uptime Institute’s 2022 Global Datacentre Survey highlight the fact that downtime in the data centre industry is becoming increasingly expensive, with the main cause...

Crestchic appoints Business Development Manager for France

Crestchic appoints Business Development Manager for France

We're pleased to announce the recent appointment of Jean-Philippe Gouvenel, who joined the team earlier this summer as Business Development Manager for France. Jean-Philippe's remit is to grow the Crestchic rental business in France. The move will expand the current...

Crestchic Loadbanks to showcase power testing solutions at Enlit Asia

Crestchic Loadbanks to showcase power testing solutions at Enlit Asia

Crestchic Loadbanks, a world leader in load bank power testing solutions, is set to showcase its range of load banks and power testing solutions at Enlit Asia, which takes place 20-22 September 2022 at BITEC, Thailand.  Members of the Crestchic team will be available...

Full Factory Time Lapse Video Revealed

Full Factory Time Lapse Video Revealed

Crestchic Loadbanks, the global leader in the manufacturer of power testing equipment, has officially released its full factory build time-lapse video, taking viewers on a journey from late 2021 and arriving at the end of June 2022 with the completed building. The...

Crestchic Loadbanks to showcase power testing solutions at Datacloud USA

Resistive or reactive load banks?

A quick-fire guide to choosing the right power testing solution If you’re in the market for a load bank, you’ll undoubtedly have come across the terms resistive and reactive. To make load bank specification as simple as possible, you need to understand the difference...

The role of loadbanks in the commissioning and ongoing maintenance of gas turbines 

Northbridge Plc rebrands as Crestchic Plc

At the end of June 2022, Northbridge Industrial Services Plc changed its name to Crestchic Plc. The change is a testament to the ongoing success of the Crestchic group.  Crestchic, the specialist manufacturer of load banks and power load testing equipment, was first...

IS LOAD BANK TESTING NECESSARY FOR CONTAINERISED DATA CENTRES?

IS LOAD BANK TESTING NECESSARY FOR CONTAINERISED DATA CENTRES?

Load bank testing: With an ever-expanding remit of applications, containerised, or mobile, data centres are rapidly becoming the go to solution for meeting today’s dynamic, high volume data processing and communications demands. But is the temporary nature of these...

Crestchic at DataCentreWorld 2022 in Frankfurt

Crestchic at DataCentreWorld 2022 in Frankfurt

Crestchic is delighted with the results from DataCentreWorld, which was held on the 11th and 12 May in Frankfurt. Team members were on hand to answer questions from the many attendees over the two days. Chris Caldwell, Managing Director at Crestchic said: "I was there...

The role of loadbanks in 2024

Three reasons why factory testing your backup generator is not enough

When installing a new backup generator or uninterrupted power supply (UPS), many businesses still wrongly believe that factory performance testing before the equipment is shipped is enough to ensure reliable operation once installed. Here, we explore why this is not...

Common reasons for generator failure (and how to avoid them)

Common reasons for generator failure (and how to avoid them)

With society increasingly reliant on electricity, interruptions in power supplies have the potential to cause chaos, impacting everything from our home lives to travel, business productivity to data integrity and, in more extreme cases, loss of life and damage to...

Load bank rental vs purchase – which option is right for you and why?

Load bank rental vs purchase – which option is right for you and why?

Load bank rental or purchase? For many critical industries, interruptions in power supply can have a significant impact on revenue through lost productivity and damage to equipment – in some sectors, a loss of power could even pose a significant risk to health and...

Crestchic to showcase datacentre load bank range at Data Centre World

Crestchic to showcase datacentre load bank range at Data Centre World

Crestchic Loadbanks, a world leader in load bank power testing solutions, is set to showcase its range of datacentre load banks at Data Centre World, London, 2-3 March, 2022.  Members of the Crestchic team will be available throughout the event on stand D1030 to...

Load Banks – Day 2 of 5 – What type of load bank do I need?

Load Banks – Day 2 of 5 – What type of load bank do I need?

The load bank type you need will vary depending on the applications involved. Typically load banks fall into three categories: Resistive: The most common type, a resistive load bank provides a simulated electrical load for generators and back up power systems. They...

Crestchic Wireman raises £13,175 for Air Ambulance charity

Crestchic Wireman raises £13,175 for Air Ambulance charity

Thirteen thousand Christmas lights helped Crestchic Wireman raise over thirteen thousand pounds for charity! Tony Murfin, a Wireman at Crestchic's Burton HQ workshop, has raised £13,175 for the Air Ambulance thanks to his involvement in decorating homes and...

In the eye of Storm Arwen: the true cost of lost power

In the eye of Storm Arwen: the true cost of lost power

This week, Storm Arwen wreaked havoc across the UK, with tens of thousands of homes and businesses experiencing power cuts. At one point on Friday 26th November, 74,000 customers were without power in England's North West region, along with a further 88,000 in the...

Great progress on new manufacturing facility expansion

Great progress on new manufacturing facility expansion

Work continues at great pace over at our new load bank manufacturing facility. When complete, the new 2000 sq m building will house an additional 30 new employees and add an extra 60% to the size of the factory's capacity. If you're interested in working for...

AMPS award successes sees both H&S and Diversity/Talent recognised!

AMPS award successes sees both H&S and Diversity/Talent recognised!

Two wins at the AMPS awards for excellence, held on 6th October 2021, for Crestchic Loadbanks! We are delighted that our very own Parts Administrator, Kirsty-Marie Morris, won the Nurturing Diversity and Talent award. We were also winners of the Health & Safety...

Wodan de Quick appointed as Crestchic’s new European Rental Director

Wodan de Quick appointed as Crestchic’s new European Rental Director

Crestchic, the global leader in load bank manufacture, sales and rental, has appointed Wodan de Quick as its new European Rental Director. Wodan will be responsible for driving the company’s hire product range in key sectors, including focusing on data centres,...

Crestchic Loadbanks adopts employee suggestion that could save lives

Crestchic Loadbanks adopts employee suggestion that could save lives

Crestchic, a world leader in load bank design, manufacture and rental, has implemented a potentially life-saving suggestion to add some defibrillators in the workplace, from one of its long-standing employees. Ben Woodward, a Senior Service Engineer at Crestchic’s...

Crestchic co-sponsoring Mixing IT on 30th September

Crestchic co-sponsoring Mixing IT on 30th September

Crestchic load banks is co-sponsoring Mixing IT on 30th September at 4.30pm, at Balls Brothers, Austin Friars, London. Mixing .I.T. is one of the UK's leading events where IT and Engineering/Construction get together to network. Crestchic is co-sponsoring the event...

Crestchic gets ‘Cyber Essentials’ certified

Crestchic gets ‘Cyber Essentials’ certified

Crestchic Limited, the world-leading manufacturer of load bank testing equipment, has been certified as a ‘Cyber Essentials’ business by the National Cyber Security Centre. The Cyber Essentials certification comes after many months of dedicated work on the IT...

Message from the MD

Message from the MD

As we pass the first anniversary of the UK lockdown, I would like to take this opportunity to once again thank all the staff and managers at Crestchic, both in the UK and around the world at our operations in France, Germany, USA, UAE, China & Singapore for their...

Crestchic Service: From load testing to coffee holding

Crestchic Service: From load testing to coffee holding

The Crestchic Service team have created a new load bank unit designed to light up and hold coffee cups, but this one-of-a-kind piece is more about bygone nostalgia than keeping generators and power supplies on their toes! Ian Casson, Crestchic Service Manager, said:...

Continued growth sees Crestchic appoint a new Rental Sales Manager

Continued growth sees Crestchic appoint a new Rental Sales Manager

<Pictured : Jo Price, UK Rental Manager and Paul Cotton, Rental Sales Manager> Crestchic has remained at the forefront of the demand for load bank testing solutions, and as a direct response to that, Crestchic is pleased to announce it has recruited Paul Cotton,...

Data Centres: Trailer mounted load bank is a 4-wheeled wonder

Data Centres: Trailer mounted load bank is a 4-wheeled wonder

Crestchic continues to see data centres as a primary growth area for its business. The company has been working with a range of consultants to offer appropriate solutions to data centre providers. Across the second and third quarters of this year, Crestchic has signed...

Load bank self-commissioning video released

Load bank self-commissioning video released

With international travel proving very difficult at present, our ability to commission new machines has the potential to be affected. Thanks to having many years of growing customer orders, we find ourselves in an enviable position of having a lot of equipment out on...

Independent analysis cites power failure as the major cause of data centre outages – with costs and consequences worsening 

The critical role of data centre uptime during the COVID-19 crisis

Data centre uptime: Crestchic Loadbanks, a leading supplier of load testing equipment based in the UK, has reported strong growth so far this year, with a significant amount of business coming from the growing data centre market. As the world reels from the impact of...

New Mercedes HIAB Joins The Fleet

New Mercedes HIAB Joins The Fleet

Crestchic Loadbanks has recently taken delivery of a couple of new Mercedes HIAB vehicles for the growing fleet which deliver winning safety and environmental benefits. A Mercedes-Benz ACTROS 2540 30ft HIAB rigid lorry with mounted crane, which has a 10.7-litre...

ULEZ: NEW VEHICLE BOOSTS FLEET ABILITIES

ULEZ: NEW VEHICLE BOOSTS FLEET ABILITIES

ULEZ friendly: Burton-based Crestchic Ltd, the acknowledged world leader in the manufacture, sales and rental of loadbank testing equipment, has welcomed a new vehicle into its growing fleet.   The Mercedes Benz Actros 2546 LS Tractor Unit is built to comply with...

Load Banks – Day 5 of 5 – Understanding rental agreements and lead-times

Crestchic Loadbanks expands rental business into Ireland

Crestchic Loadbanks is expanding its hire and rental business, bringing the latest load bank and power testing solutions to the Irish market. As one of the world's leading specialist manufacturers of load banks, Crestchic has the experience and expertise to reliably...

Load Banks – Day 4 of 5 – Have the details from your generator nameplate or data tag at the ready

Crestchic compact vertical blow load bank added to rental fleet

Crestchic, one of the world’s largest suppliers of load bank technology, has recently added vertical-discharge load banks to its rental fleet, offering customers a compact solution with a small operational footprint. Available as a 1000kW resistive-only load bank, the...

Load Banks – Day 3 of 5 – Where will the load bank test take place?

Crestchic Loadbanks reach new heights with 22 Bishopsgate project

Crestchic Loadbanks has supplied load testing solutions for one of London’s tallest and most high-tech tower blocks, heling to ensure that back up power systems will operate in the event of a power failure. At 288 metres high, 22 Bishopsgate is one of the tallest...

Independent analysis cites power failure as the major cause of data centre outages – with costs and consequences worsening 

5G set to increase energy demands from Data Centres

A new study carried out by Aachen University has found that 5G mobile communications will drastically increase the demand for energy at data centres. This increased demand. argues Paul Brickman from Crestchic load banks, puts additional pressure on data centre...

Load Banks – Day 5 of 5 – Understanding rental agreements and lead-times

Hawthorn Cat select Crestchic loadbanks for performance and reliability

US based Hawthorn Cat is an official dealer of Cat® diesel generators, including emergency standby, peak shaving, co-generation, prime and standby power systems. With the world-class reputation of Caterpillar products to uphold, Hawthorn works hard to ensure that the...

Crestchic wins two prestigious AMPS awards

Crestchic wins two prestigious AMPS awards

Crestchic, the world leader in load bank manufacture, sales and rental has won both the ‘Apprentice of the Year’ and ‘Project of the Year’ awards from industry body, AMPS. APPRENTICE OF THE YEAR – TORRIE LUNN Torrie Lunn was put forward by the company for her...

NATO takes 2000kW load bank for base in Poland

NATO takes 2000kW load bank for base in Poland

Crestchic Loadbanks has supplied NATO with a 2000kW resistive-only load bank to test crucial standby power systems at its base in Poland. Confirming the order, Paul Brickman, Sales and Marketing Director at Crestchic said: “We were asked to supply a 2000kW loadbank,...

WOMEN IN ENGINEERING – Isabella Xu – Electrical Design Engineer

WOMEN IN ENGINEERING – Isabella Xu – Electrical Design Engineer

To fulfil the need for skilled engineering now and in the future, Crestchic’s team works hard to identify and engage the potential engineering stars of the future. In our final part of our look at the women in engineering at Crestchic, we talk to Isabella Xu,...

WOMEN IN ENGINEERING – Jamie-Lee Kean – Technical Coordinator

WOMEN IN ENGINEERING – Jamie-Lee Kean – Technical Coordinator

In the first of 3 highlights looking at women in engineering, we catch up with Jamie-Lee Kean, Crestchic's recently appointed Loadbank Technical Coordinator. Supporting the company’s rental division - sits Jamie-Lee Kean. A relative newbie, Jamie-Lee relocated from...

Testing times in shipping

In this article Paul Brickman of Crestchic, the leading global manufacturer of loadbanks used for power testing in the marine sector, looks at how the market and its needs are changing. Meeting the power needs of ‘super vessels’ In recent times we have witnessed a...

LOAD TESTING WITH THE BEST OF THE BEST

Crestchic Limited, the world leader in loadbank technology for the testing and commissioning of power generation systems, now hold not only the highest Quality Assurance ISO type (9001-2015), but additionally has now been accredited with the current environmental...

Two new generators commissioned with 2.5MVA loadtest in Central London

Specialising in the testing and commissioning of electrical equipment such as generators and UPS systems, Crestchic, the acknowledged world leader of loadbank design and manufacture, was contracted to supply a 2.5MVA package running at 11kV with a 200m load cable in...

Loadbanks to negate regenerative power

Loadbanks to negate regenerative power

The container shipping industry is an ever-growing, fast-paced environment, and power infrastructure cannot always grow in-line with power requirements. For this reason, many container ports are choosing to expand their power capacity by using stand-alone temporary...

Load bank rental vs purchase – which option is right for you and why?

New 11kV generators at water treatment site get 5MVA loadbank solution

Crestchic, the leading loadbank manufacturer and supplier of load testing equipment, has recently sent a 5MVA test package to a water treatment plant in Cambridgeshire, to test its newly installed 11kV generators. Joann Price, UK Rentals Manager, said: “We sent out a...

20MVA package for Finnish dockyard

20MVA package for Finnish dockyard

For the last 35 years, Crestchic, the world leading load bank manufacturer, has been provisioning load test equipment to the oil, gas, aviation, managed facilities and marine industries. The in-depth knowledge and unparalleled customer service that Crestchic is...

Scottish dockyard gets ‘Fusion’ loadbank package

Crestchic Loadbanks has recently supplied a naval dockyard in Scotland with a DC load bank running Crestchic's proprietary 'Fusion' software. The Fusion control system provides Crestchic's range of DC load banks with a facility to perform constant-current or constant...

Canary Wharf gets a 10MVA load bank package

Canary Wharf gets a 10MVA load bank package

A 10MVA load bank package operating at 11.5kV has been set up at Canary Wharf by Crestchic Loadbanks, the leading manufacturer and provider of load bank testing equipment. The load test equipment will remain on site while the regular planned maintenance programme is...

UPS Commissioning Ireland

Generators and UPS systems are the last line in the defence of total power loss should the main supply be interrupted. Savvy business owners utilise load bank packages from Crestchic, the leading load bank manufacturer, to test the reliability of the back-up supply. A...

16x 300kW Load test at an Irish data centre

16x 300kW Load test at an Irish data centre

Crestchic Loadbanks, the acknowledged leader in load bank manufacture and supply, has provisioned 16x 300kW load banks for a load test at an Irish data centre.  The on-going tests are part of a regular maintenance and commissioning programme by the client. Crestchic's...

Emergency back up power tested at Scottish Children’s Hospital

Emergency back up power tested at Scottish Children’s Hospital

Crestchic Loadbanks, the acknowledged global leader in load bank manufacture and supply, has provisioned a one-week hire of a 2.2MW 11kV package to test the emergency back-up systems at a Children's Hospital in Scotland. Paul Brickman, Sales and Marketing Director at...

It’s plain sailing as Crestchic completes 20MVA loadtest at Finnish shipyard

CRESTCHIC EXPANDS LOADBANK FLEET FOR RENTAL IN US

Off the back of significant growth in the US standby power market, global loadbank manufacturer, Crestchic has expanded its fleet of state-of-the-art, 5MW medium voltage containerised loadbanks. Crestchic’s expansion in the US is owed to its success with recent...

Acoustic load testing in Derbyshire

Acoustic load testing in Derbyshire

Crestchic Loadbanks, specialist loadbank manufacturer and loadbank rental company, has provisioned a one-week hire of 2x 2055kW 11kV packages to enable a client in Ashbourne, Derbyshire, to carry out acoustic testing on their power generation sets.

Major telco takes trailer-mounted loadbanks

Major telco takes trailer-mounted loadbanks

Crestchic Loadbanks, the acknowledged global leader in loadbank design and supply, has manufactured 57 loadbank trailer sets, which are set to leave Crestchic’s UK load bank manufacturing facility to provision load tests for a major telecoms operator. The trailers,...

Isabella Xu joins as new Electrical and Mechanical Design Engineer

Isabella Xu joins as new Electrical and Mechanical Design Engineer

  Crestchic Loadbanks, the acknowledged global leader in load bank manufacture and supply, welcomes in Isabella Xu as its new Electrical and Mechanical Design Engineer. Isabelle brings a wealth of knowledge from the load testing and genset sectors. Crestchic MD,...

A dam good solution for SEAPA

A dam good solution for SEAPA

Crestchic, specialist loadbank manufacturer and loadbank rental company, has provided the Southeast Alaska Power Agency (SEAPA) with a containerised 5MW capacity loadbank for its Swan Lake Reservoir expansion project to increase its capacity. The project totalled £10...

Crestchic at Data Centre World Expo 2017

Crestchic at Data Centre World Expo 2017

Crestchic are exhibiting at the popular Data Centre World show (15th and 16th March 2017). Situated on stand E50, the team have two loadbanks perfect for the datacentre industry on show. Much interest has already been seen on the stand with lots more great...

Mick Woods Scores 30 years with Crestchic

Mick Woods Scores 30 years with Crestchic

FOOTBALL FAN MICK WOODS SCORES 30 YEARS WITH CRESTCHIC Mick Woods, Load Bank Technician at Crestchic, is celebrating 30 years' service with the Burton-based load bank manufacturer. Mick, a spritely 68-year-old, is perfectly at home with his role that has evolved,...

Crestchic publishes NEW Rental sector brochure

Crestchic publishes NEW Rental sector brochure

A new brochure focussed at the Rental market has just been published by load bank experts at Crestchic. It is available to download on this site from the Rental page: https://crestchic.co.uk/loadbank-rental/ and the Downloads page: https://crestchic.co.uk/downloads/...

Crestchic wins European Rental Association Award

Crestchic wins European Rental Association Award

Crestchic, world leader in specialised loadbank manufacturing and testing solutions, has scooped an industry award for ‘Best Small to Medium Rental Company’ at the European Rental Awards held in Stockholm, Sweden - 8th June 2016. Jointly organised by IRN...

Load banks go on parade at Data Centre World

Load banks go on parade at Data Centre World

Vital role in business continuity to be highlighted Crestchic Loadbanks, a world leader in specialised load bank manufacturing and testing solutions, will present its extensive range of resistive and reactive load banks at Data Centre World, London, on 12-13 April...

Crestchic transforms NOV’s power testing

Crestchic transforms NOV’s power testing

Crestchic, one of the leading manufacturers of loadbanks and packaged transformers, has secured a fifth order from NOV Portable Power for a 4.0 MVA step-up containerised transformer to support a series of offshore power installations. The end result provided NOV...

SSA Membership

SSA Membership

Crestchic is proud to be a member of the SSA, The Voice of the UK Marine Industry. Crestchic supplies load banks to load test marine generators around the globe, with packages from 20kw to 6000kw.

Crestchic brushes up on its Italian for 5MVA load test at an oil and gas refinery

Crestchic announces Polish distributor agreement with BCA Group

Leading loadbank manufacturer, Crestchic has announced its partnership with BCA Group, specialist in data centre testing. The BCA group is now responsible for the majority of data centres tests in Poland, using Crestchic’s products. BCA Group offers unique products...

Crestchic engineer bags major training award

Crestchic engineer bags major training award

An engineer from Crestchic, world leader in specialised loadbank manufacturing and testing solutions, has scooped a prestigious sector training and development award. Dan Woodward, won the prestigious Training and Personal Development award at this year’s Association...

Crestchic at Power-Gen 2015

Crestchic at Power-Gen 2015

Crestchic is one of the leading specialists in loadbank manufacturing and testing solutions. Manufacturing since 1983, Crestchic is the largest loadbank specialist in the world, with extensive expertise and the capability to develop tailor-made testing solutions from...

ABB – A powerful collaboration

ABB – A powerful collaboration

Cutting-edge technology allowing for safer and more reliable high-voltage grid applications is playing a key role in the development of smart grids around the world. Two companies collaborating with a vision to help radically change the way power is transmitted,...

Crestchic brushes up on its Italian for 5MVA load test at an oil and gas refinery

The Full Package – Building Transformers To Last

Paul Brickman of Crestchic Limited explains how the thriving Genset market is boosting sales of packaged transformers on a local and international level Feature reproduced in: Data Centre Solutions, Construction Review Africa, Oil Review Africa and Power Engineer. The...

JCB DEMO LEADS TO CRESTCHIC LOADBANK PURCHASE BY HONG KONG DEALER

JCB DEMO LEADS TO CRESTCHIC LOADBANK PURCHASE BY HONG KONG DEALER

Hong Kong JCB dealer Sun Shing Holdings has taken delivery of a loadbank from leading manufacturer, Crestchic. The 600kW resistive-only loadbank was purchased to enable the dealer to test and maintain the generators that it rents and sells in Hong Kong. Sun Shing...

Trio of powerful appointments at Crestchic

Trio of powerful appointments at Crestchic

  World leader in specialised loadbank manufacturing and testing solutions, Crestchic has made three further key strategic appointments at its headquarters in Burton-on-Trent. Taking up the position of Technical Proposals Manager is Garry Chamberlain, who brings...

New service department springs into action at Crestchic

New service department springs into action at Crestchic

The new loadbank service team  This spring sees the official launch of a new, all-encompassing service department at leading loadbank manufacturer, Crestchic. Significant investment has been made into the new facility which will bring all aspects of the company’s...

CUMMINS FORMS GLOBAL POWER TESTING PARTNERSHIP WITH CRESTCHIC

CUMMINS FORMS GLOBAL POWER TESTING PARTNERSHIP WITH CRESTCHIC

Loadbanks in use by Cummins Following a highly successful installation of four resistive-reactive loadbanks at global power leader Cummins’ manufacturing plant in Fridley, Minnesota, Crestchic has been awarded preferred status to partner in testing its products across...

CRESTCHIC’S LONGEST STANDING EMPLOYEE LIGHTENS THE ‘LOAD’

CRESTCHIC’S LONGEST STANDING EMPLOYEE LIGHTENS THE ‘LOAD’

  Selling in excess of 1,000 loadbanks for Crestchic, 75 year old Richard Renders has decided to retire from his long and rewarding career at the leading loadbank manufacturer. Throughout his time at Crestchic Richard has seen the loadbank market transform from a...

NEW PRESENCE IN INDIA FOR CRESTCHIC

NEW PRESENCE IN INDIA FOR CRESTCHIC

  Loadbank manufacturer Crestchic has appointed SSBM Consultants as its sole and exclusive agent for loadbanks, containerised transformers and associated control products for the whole of India. The world’s largest loadbank manufacturer and rental company,...

CRESTCHIC UNEARTHS LOADBANK BENEFITS FOR JCB POWER PRODUCTS DEALERS

CRESTCHIC UNEARTHS LOADBANK BENEFITS FOR JCB POWER PRODUCTS DEALERS

Loadbanks on hire to JCB  JCB Power Products hosted more than 100 dealers at its headquarters recently to unveil many new products and services and to further develop their understanding of its latest generator range, using Crestchic loadbanks to demonstrate the...

CRESTCHIC MAKES HOST OF APPOINTMENTS ACROSS EUROPE

CRESTCHIC MAKES HOST OF APPOINTMENTS ACROSS EUROPE

Pieter Baston, Kelby Henn and Jim French  World leader in specialised loadbank manufacturing and testing solutions, Crestchic has made three top-level appointments, strengthening its business development across Europe and welcoming a new addition to its...

CRESTCHIC GOES TO THE END OF THE EARTH FOR BRITISH ANTARCTIC SURVEY

CRESTCHIC GOES TO THE END OF THE EARTH FOR BRITISH ANTARCTIC SURVEY

Loadbanks in the Arctic  British Antarctic Survey (BAS) has recently installed a second Crestchic loadbank to safeguard critical data and the livelihood of scientists at two of its primary research stations, one of which is is credited for the discovery of the...

CRESTCHIC LOADBANK MAKES WAVES WITH CARBON FOOTPRINT REDUCTION

CRESTCHIC LOADBANK MAKES WAVES WITH CARBON FOOTPRINT REDUCTION

Loadbanks used in wave study  Installing a Crestchic loadbank has enabled global pioneer in marine renewable energy research, Beaufort Research, part of University College Cork, to further its exploration into reducing the world’s carbon footprint by integrating...

Crestchic transforms NOV’s power testing

CRESTCHIC ASIA PACIFIC TO SHOWCASE LOADBANK OFFERING AT POWER-GEN ASIA

Crestchic Loadbanks  World leader in specialised loadbank manufacturing and testing solutions, Crestchic is attending the POWER-GEN Asia conference at KLCC, Kuala Lumpur from 10th – 12th September 2014. The POWER-GEN Asia conference is the first major event that...

Crestchic transforms NOV’s power testing

CRESTCHIC TO SHOWCASE NEW LOAD TESTING OFFERING AT RUSSIA POWER

Crestchic Loadbanks  Crestchic, an international leader in load testing solutions, is attending the annual Russia Power conference and exhibition at the Expocentre in Moscow on 4-6 March 2014 with partner Technical Solutions. Russia Power is widely recognised as...

CRESTCHIC BRAND UNITED FOLLOWING ASIA PACIFIC ACQUISITION

CRESTCHIC BRAND UNITED FOLLOWING ASIA PACIFIC ACQUISITION

Paul Brickman, Crestchic Loadbanks  World leader in specialised loadbank manufacturing and testing solutions, Crestchic has welcomed its Asia-Pacific equivalent into the brand family following parent company Northbridge Industrial Services plc’s investment into...

Crestchic transforms NOV’s power testing

CRESTCHIC TO SHOWCASE LOADBANK RENTAL SOLUTIONS AT NiBS 2013

Crestchic Loadbanks  Crestchic, a world leader in specialised loadbank testing solutions, is attending the Northern Industrial Battery Services (NiBS) Conference, at The Lion Quays Waterside Resort, Shropshire. The NiBS 2013 conference, held on 13th-14th...

Crestchic brushes up on its Italian for 5MVA load test at an oil and gas refinery

CRESTCHIC STEPS UP ITS OFFERING TO MEET HIGH DEMAND

Loadbank demand increases  In response to rapid growth in the international power rental market, Crestchic, a world leader in specialised loadbank manufacturing and testing solutions, has launched a new range of step-up transformers which includes the largest...

Crestchic transforms NOV’s power testing

CRESTCHIC TO SHOWCASE LOADBANK OFFERING AT POWER-GEN ASIA IN THAILAND

Crestchic Loadbanks  An international leader in load testing solutions with a global network of sales and rental offices, Crestchic is attending the POWER-GEN Asia conference held at the IMPACT Exhibition & Conference Centre, Bangkok from 2nd – 4th October...

Crestchic at Power-Gen 2015

CRESTCHIC TO SHOWCASE LOADBANK OFFERING IN NIGERIA AT NOGTech

Loadbanks  An international leader in load testing solutions with a global network of sales and rental offices, Crestchic is attending the NOGTech Oil & Gas Technology Exhibition, Lagos, from 4-6 June 2013. NOGTech is Nigeria’s leading oil and gas technology...

CRESTCHIC TO SHOWCASE LOADBANK OFFERING AT POWER-GEN EUROPE IN VIENNA

An international leader in load testing solutions with a global network of sales and rental offices, Crestchic is attending the POWER-GEN Europe conference and exhibition at the Messe Wien Exhibition and Conference Centre, Vienna, from 4-6 June 2013. POWER-GEN Europe,...

CRESTCHIC SHOWCASES ITS LOADBANK SOLUTIONS PROPOSITION AT POWER CHINA

An international leader in load testing solutions with a global network of sales and rental offices, Crestchic is attending the annual Power China International Power & Generating Sets Exhibition in Shanghai on 8-10 April 2013 (Stand 4, D10-11, Hall E4). Power...

CRESTCHIC TO SHOWCASE LOADBANK OFFERING AT RUSSIA POWER

Crestchic, an international leader in load testing solutions, is attending the annual Russia Power conference and exhibition at the Expocentre in Moscow on 5-6 March 2013 with new partner Technical Solutions. Russia Power is widely recognised as a key event for the...

CRESTCHIC LOADBANKS BACK UP KOREAN SHIPBUILDING SECTOR

CRESTCHIC LOADBANKS BACK UP KOREAN SHIPBUILDING SECTOR

An international leader in load testing solutions, Crestchic has recently completed another major order for the world-leading South Korean shipbuilding sector with the delivery of six containerised 6000kVA resistive-reactive 450v 60Hz loadbanks to one of Korea's...

CRESTCHIC SHORTLISTED FOR PRESTIGIOUS INDUSTRY AWARD

CRESTCHIC SHORTLISTED FOR PRESTIGIOUS INDUSTRY AWARD

European Rental Awards shortlists announced: The judging panel has chosen the shortlisted companies for the 2014 European Rental Awards. The winners will be announced at the rental awards dinner at the RAI convention centre on Wednesday 25 June in Amsterdam. Crestchic...

CRESTCHIC EUROPE INTRODUCE NEW RENTAL FLEET DEVELOPMENT

CRESTCHIC EUROPE INTRODUCE NEW RENTAL FLEET DEVELOPMENT

Crestchic Europe introduce new rental fleet development. We have recently introduced a new 20ft Containerised 6MW Resitive Only Loadbank. This unit will reduce the amount of Containers and the footprint of larger resistive only tests, which previously required the...