Crestchic Loadbanks

Crestchic Loadbanks


Crestchic, an international leader in load testing solutions, is attending the POWER-GEN Africa exhibtion at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, South Africa on 17-19 March 2014 for the first time.

As part of the POWER-GEN family of events, POWER-GEN Africa will bring together power engineering planning and technology experts to cover the whole process from fuel supply, through to power generation across the grid and down to the customer. It will offer an opportunity for delegates to learn, network and engage with global power industry professionals and share in the new frontier of development for Africa’s energy future.

Paul Brickman, sales and marketing manager at Crestchic, explained: “This event in Cape Town provides Crestchic with the opportunity to capitalise on the increase in demand for loadbank testing systems as markets expand in this region of the world. This is especially evident in the areas of onshore and offshore, and independent power. Crestchic currently has two high profile contracts with Wartsila – the global leader in complete lifecycle power solutions for the marine and energy markets – in Gambon and West Africa.

“We are extremely excited to introduce our load testing solutions to the delegates at POWER-GEN Africa. For the first time, we are able to offer a range of standardised, mid-power level DC loadbanks for installation and testing for customers in the offshore, UPS and battery manufacture industries.”

Crestchic will also be unveiling a new brand vision for the company. The move comes after the company welcomed its Asia-Pacific and Middle East equivalents into the brand family following parent company Northbridge Industrial Services plc’s investment into Crestchic.

Paul added: “It is an exciting year for Crestchic, with significant investments being made in the business globally, to extend our product and service offering in local markets. The new look and feel reflects the overall strategy to re-unify and grow the Crestchic brand and our new website showcases our extensive portfolio and reach.”

Crestchic loadbanks and load testing solutions are primarily sold and rented to customers operating in the oil and gas, marine, data center and power generation sectors. Through its industry-leading loadbanks solution, Crestchic provides a means to commission, test and service all types of power sources, including generators, turbines, batteries and fuel cells. The company manufactures a wide range of AC and DC loadbanks for both resistive only and resistive-reactive applications. Loadbanks vary in size from 30kW to 6000kVA and are designed to operate a 3 phase, 50 or 60Hz. The larger units are containerised and transportable, and can be linked together to provide loads of 50MVA and above. For further information visit

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Note to editors: Founded in 1983, Crestchic is one of the world’s leading specialist manufacturers of loadbanks which are used in the testing of power supplies in the most demanding climactic and environmental conditions across seven continents. Operating from locations in the UK, North America, Singapore, Netherlands, France, Germany, Brazil and Dubai, the company is at the forefront of innovation and design, with thriving sales and rental operations and a loyal and growing customer base worldwide. For further information visit or call +44 (0)1283 531645.