The Crestchic Group becomes a wholly owned subsidiary of Aggreko, as an independent company retaining its own trading name and companies.
This new stage of ownership provides Crestchic with even more investment in rental fleet and new products.
Opening of new rental facility in Fort Worth Texas.
Crestchic begin first deliveries of super fast switching thyristor load banks for high cycle regenerative load applications.
Creating a unique sales proposition for the data centre market, Crestchic launches the DCT3000 – a loadbank mounted on a trailer, which can be easily relocated to multiple points at a client location. Read more here: https://crestchictransformers.com/datacentre-loadbank-trailer-dct3000/
NOVA AC loadbank control system launched with class leading fibre optic communication system
2020 saw a major milestone for the RRS Sir David Attenborough, as the highly advanced polar research ship had its power systems commissioned and tested ready for launch. To fulfil this requirement, the team used testing equipment from Crestchic.
Completion of first major contracts in Pakistan with medium voltage regenerative loadbanks at SAPT & PIBT
500RRT Small resistive-reactive dedicated USA loadbank launched at Powergen International, Florida
1500kVArC Capacitive loadbanks launched in European rental fleet
Relocation of Singapore division
Crestchic wins £1.8M contract with Metka EGN for major UK frequency response project funded by Gresham House
Crestchic Limited establishes its US operation in Pennsylvania: Crestchic Inc. : www.crestchic-usa.com
Crestchic unveils its latest addition to the product range – a Capacitive load bank, which operates at a leading power factor.
Crestchic introduces a dedicated service and parts team at its Burton Headquarters.
Crestchic globally unifies as one brand. Rebranding as Crestchic in the Middle East & APAC with a new company wide logo following the acquisition of long term distributor Crestchic Asia Pacific in Singapore.
Crestchic celebrates it’s 30th anniversary.
Crestchic Founder and MD, Jim Gould sadly dies.
New 2400m² rental facility opened in Burton to serve UK and International rental markets.
Further expansion in Continental Europe with the establishment of Crestchic France in Paris.
Business acquired by Northbridge Industrial Services Plc.
Increasing rental demand in Germany sees the opening of Crestchic GmbH in Kassel, Germany
Crestchic manufacturer the first “Dynamic” Load banks for the Alstom Type 45 Destroyer Electric Ship project utilising packaged multi-voltage AC & DC load banks, alternators, AC motors and invertors.
Crestchic secures a MoD aircraft support team order for forty-five 120kVA 400Hz/2000Amps 28vDC combi load banks. This year also sees Crestchic start to package transformers at 2.9MVA & 5.8MVA to cope with increasing demands for multi-megawatt high voltage testing.
Hyundai places an order for the first of many 20ft containerised resistive/reactive load banks for their Korean shipyard operations. Every other major Korean shipyard will follow with orders over the following years.
Sees the completion of Crestchic’s largest single order to date to the Ministry of Defence for The British Army; 137* Def-60 load banks with a contract value in excess of £1.5M.
Jim continues the international expansion with the appointment of Hawthorne Power Systems as our US agent.
Both manufacturing & rental operations move into a purpose built 22,000²ft premises at Centrum 100, Burton on Trent.
Jim Gould establishes a relationship with the Fong Brothers in Singapore for rental & sales; with an initial order for four 10ft containerised load banks.
First 20ft ISO containerised load bank sold to Wimpy Major Projects Division for Faslane Naval base.
Expansion to additional larger premises in Burton to cope with growing domestic rental and international sales & the first of many aviation ground power load banks is launched, with the first 400Hz unit sold to Glasgow Airport.
Major contract win with Stewart & Stevenson Houston Texas for seventeen 50kVA resistive-reactive load banks, as Crestchic go international!
Crestchic Sales embarks on an epic sales tour from England to the Middle East showcasing a 100kW load bank to all along the way. A journey of over 4000 miles in an old Bedford van!
First order from Littlewoods Group in Liverpool to provide four 100kW multi-voltage load banks for its various sites across Merseyside. Rental business starts to make good progress in the UK.
1983 – Business established by Jim Gould, Ron Bancroft, David & Jonathan Gould in Burton on Trent, with the sole intention of designing, manufacturing and hiring AC & DC load banks.