Crestchic’s History

Timeline

2018

Crestchic Singapore relocated

Relocation of Singapore division

2016

Crestchic USA established

USA permanent location with staff established : www.crestchic-usa.com

2015

Crestchic introduces Capacitive load banks

Crestchic unveils its latest addition to the product range – a Capacitive load bank, which operates at a leading power factor.

2015

Service & parts team launches

Crestchic introduces a dedicated service and parts team at its Burton Headquarters.

2014

Crestchic globally unifies as one brand

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.

2013

30th Anniversary

Crestchic celebrates it’s 30th anniversary.

2013

Crestchic Founder and MD, Jim Gould sadly dies.

Crestchic Founder and MD, Jim Gould sadly dies.

2012

New 2400m² rental facility opened

New 2400m² rental facility opened in Burton to serve UK and International rental markets.

2011

Crestchic France established

Further expansion in Continental Europe with the establishment of Crestchic France in Paris.

2006

Northbridge acquisition

Business acquired by Northbridge Industrial Services Plc.

2004

Opening of Crestchic GmbH

Increasing rental demand in Germany sees the opening of Crestchic GmbH in Kassel, Germany

2002

Crestchic manufacturer the first “Dynamic” load bank

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.

2001

MoD aircraft support team order

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.

2000

Hyundai order

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.

1999

Largest single order to date

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.

1998

Hawthorne Power Systems appointed US agent

Jim continues the international expansion with the appointment of Hawthorne Power Systems as our US agent.

1998

Purpose built 22,000²ft premises at Centrum 100

Both manufacturing & rental operations move into a purpose built 22,000²ft premises at Centrum 100, Burton on Trent.

1995

Established a relationship with the Fong Brothers

Jim Gould establishes a relationship with the Fong Brothers in Singapore for rental & sales; with an initial order for four 10ft containerised load banks.

1989

First 20ft ISO containerised load bank sold

First 20ft ISO containerised load bank sold to Wimpy Major Projects Division for Faslane Naval base.

1988

Expansion to additional larger premises in Burton

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.

1986

Major contract win

Major contract win with Stewart & Stevenson Houston Texas for seventeen 50kVA resistive-reactive load banks, as Crestchic go international!

1985

Epic sales tour from England to the Middle East

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!

1984

First order from Littlewoods Group

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

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.