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.
1984 – 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.
1985 – 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!
1986 – Major contract win with Stewart & Stevenson Houston Texas for seventeen 50kVA resistive-reactive load banks, as Crestchic go international!
1988 – 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.
1989 – First 20ft ISO containerised load bank sold to Wimpy Major Projects Division for Faslane Naval base.
1995 – Jim Gould establishes a relationship with the Fong Brothers in Singapore for rental & sales; with an initial order for four 10ft containerised load banks.
1998 – Jim continues the international expansion with the appointment of Hawthorne Power Systems as our US agent.
1998 – Both manufacturing & rental operations move into a purpose built 22,000²ft premises at Centrum 100, Burton on Trent.
1999 – 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.
2000 – 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 next 12 years.
2001 – 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.
2002 – 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.
2004 – Increasing rental demand in Germany sees the opening of Crestchic GmbH in Kassel, Germany
2006 – Business acquired by Northbridge Industrial Services Plc.
2011 – Further expansion in Continental Europe with the establishment of Crestchic France in Paris.
2012 – New 2400m² rental facility opened in Burton to serve UK and International rental markets.
2013 – Crestchic celebrates it’s 30th anniversary.
2013 – Crestchic Founder and MD, Jim Gould sadly dies.
2014 – 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.
2015 – Crestchic unveils its latest addition to the product range – a Capacitive load bank, which operates at a leading power factor.
2015 – Crestchic introduces a dedicated service and parts team at its Burton Headquarters.