Friday, December 7, 2012

Marine and Energy Sector Demand Leads to Larger Premises for Power Testers

New Loadbank Rental HQ for Crestchic
Shipping News Feature

UK – WORLDWIDE - Load testing specialists Crestchic has responded to continued growth in demand for its loadbank rental services with a £2 million investment in a new, dedicated state-of-the-art rental facility which is located close to its global headquarters and manufacturing facility in Burton on Trent, UK. Loadbanks are used in the testing of power supplies in the most demanding climactic and environmental conditions and Crestchic operates across seven continents with locations in the UK, North America, Singapore, Netherlands, Germany, India, Brazil and Dubai. The new 26,000 square foot facility will provide a single base for the load testing rental operation which had outgrown its previous premises.

Crestchic loadbanks are sold and rented to a range of customers worldwide, including the marine and oil and gas industries. The new facility features dedicated areas for loadbank service and repair and container storage with a separate office building handling sales and rental administration. Divisional Rental Manager Chris Caldwell explained:

“The new facility is key to our ambitious growth plans for our UK and international load testing project businesses, and for attracting new customers and the highest calibre staff. On any given day, we can deploy units as small as 30kW for a day up to a large 50MVA high voltage package going to the other side of the world for an extended project, the new larger facility will only help our ability to provide a rapid, responsive and professional service to our growing global customer base.”