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Powervamp : Fuelling the Future.

Date Posted: February 12, 2018

  Powervamp is the designer, and manufacturer, of the ‘Portapump’ – a powerful DC operated portable fuel transfer system housed within a stainless steel tubular space frame. The Portapump is a rugged, all-weather pump designed for the rapid fuelling or de-fuelling of all types of aircraft or vehicles using jet A1 or diesel with a […]

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The Ince Biomass Energy Plant

Date Posted: February 1, 2018

  Biomass has been used as fuel for tens of thousands of years, however great strides have been made in recent decades. There are now a variety of methods for converting biomass into heat and electricity, from pellets for household heating to waste used to produce electricity in commercial power plants. Biomass fuel, is classed as […]

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“Beating the Big Boys” – Powervamp Feature in Airside International Magazine

Date Posted: January 25, 2018

Airside International magazine recently caught up with the Powervamp sales and marketing team on their bespoke Las Vegas themed stand at Inter Airport Europe – the worlds leading airport equipment exhibition.   The following article is from the Airside International Winter 2017 edition.   Powervamp is a relative newcomer to the world of aviation ground power supply, but it […]

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‘Taking Care of Business’ at the University of Oxford

Date Posted: January 18, 2018

The ‘Saïd Business School‘ is the centre of learning for undergraduates, and graduate students, in business, management and finance at the University of Oxford. With over 500 matriculated graduate students entering each year, it has the largest intake of all graduate business schools in the UK. Undergraduates are also taught as part of the Economics and Management […]

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The Sky’s the Limit – Adams Aviation Continue to Expand with Powervamp

Date Posted: December 17, 2017

Reflecting a gradual move to build up its presence in the business aviation market, Adams Aviation, one of Europe’s biggest distributors of aircraft parts, has renewed and strengthened its relationship with Powervamp Ltd, the leading UK-based manufacturer of aviation ground power equipment. Under the agreement between the two companies, Adams Aviation is able to distribute […]

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Greener Power – Sustaining the Future

Date Posted: December 4, 2017

  Powervamp is a leading UK based company specialising in the manufacture of advanced power solutions for industry. The company sells its product ranges into several industry sectors, the most specialised and demanding of which is the international aviation industry. Powervamp is uniquely placed amongst Ground Power Unit suppliers to the aviation industry in that […]

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NEW Emergency Lighting Central Battery Systems Brochure Launched

Date Posted: November 27, 2017

Powervamp is pleased to announce the launch of its latest emergency lighting central battery systems brochure covering both products and services.  The brochure features the Powervamp Effekta range of products, including the EF5 ELI, EF20 ELI, EF33 ELI, and EF20 CBS products and accessories as well as details of previous installations. What is ‘Emergency Lighting’? Emergency […]

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Air Tahiti Continue Extensive GPU Trial

Date Posted: November 6, 2017

With a requirement to replace their aging  existing diesel GPUs, in early 2016 Air Tahiti contacted UK manufacturer Powervamp for details on their unique 28V DC Coolspool battery powered GPU. It was agreed that the product was suitable for their ATR fleet and this led to a trial of Powervamp’s Coolspool rechargeable DC battery cart. […]

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Aero Specialties NEW Solid-State Power Converters

Date Posted: October 30, 2017

  PRESS RELEASE AERO Specialties released its newest line of solid-state aircraft rectifiers and frequency converters at the NBAA-BACE and Inter Airport exhibitions. Through a collaboration with Powervamp, AERO is excited to offer the highest quality, best valued frequency converters and rectifiers available on the market. “…extensive aircraft safety features, outstanding efficiency, and heavy-duty construction […]

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Powervamp Launch Aviation Ground Power Selector Guide

Date Posted: October 23, 2017

Powervamp has launched its new aviation ground power selector guide as part of its ongoing commitment to ensuring the most suitable ground power unit is recommended for each customers application.  The guide has been populated with information gathered from existing customers, distributors and the numerous demonstrations that have taken place around the world by our aviation sales […]

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Inter-Airport Europe Hailed as Great Success!

Date Posted: October 16, 2017

  Powervamp would like to take this opportunity to thank the numerous visitors to our recent stand at the worlds biggest airport equipment and services exhibition.   Powervamp may have first exhibited at this important aviation industry exhibition only four years ago, but as our customer base grows bigger, the product range becomes more expansive […]

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NEW Automotive Brochure Launched!

Date Posted: October 2, 2017

Powervamp is pleased to announce the launch of its new 2017 automotive product and accessories brochure. The brochure contains detailed specifications of its range of 12V, 24V and 12/24V battery jump-starters as well as spare parts and available accessories. The brochure launch is part of a new campaign designed to re-connect with Powervamp customers and […]

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Large Military Order Secured by Powervamp Distributor

Date Posted: September 25, 2017

Dutch military order for Nato 200 jump-starters underlines Powervamp distributor Lowland Aerospace’s commitment to full range The Dutch military establishment is one of the latest organisations to choose the heavy-duty Nato 200 jump starter product from Powervamp. An order for an undisclosed but reportedly large number of the company’s Nato 200 units has been placed […]

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The Powervamp PV20 Power Bank – A True World First.

Date Posted: September 18, 2017

In response to a challenge encountered by one of the world’s biggest low cost airlines to provide night-time ground power to its fleet of single aisle aircraft, where there was no power source, and night time noise curfew prohibited the use of diesel generators, UK-based specialist manufacturer Powervamp Ltd developed a true world first. Powervamp’s […]

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NEW Aviation Brochure Launched.

Date Posted: September 11, 2017

Due to the Powervamp program of continuous improvement and development, a revised aviation brochure has been launched to profile new aviation products, improved specifications and also reflect services provided to the most recent airshows. The new 40+ page detailed brochure will be officially launched at the next months Inter-Airport Europe where it will be available to […]

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Powervamp Feature in Video Case Study

Date Posted: September 4, 2017

Cadtek has been established for over 28 years and has unrivalled experience in providing design solutions for designers and engineers across all disciplines and multiple industries. The company provide CAD (computer aided design) solutions within the SolidWorks portfolio. The software allows for 3D design, simulations, testing and virtual prototyping of any design, or management, of […]

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Heathrow Airport Turns to British Manufacturer for 90kVA FEGP.

Date Posted: August 28, 2017

In a hotly contested bid over which company would supply the latest batch of solid state 90kVA FEGP, (fixed electrical ground power), converters to London Heathrow Airport, UK manufacturer Powervamp Ltd was selected to supply an order of 22 of its latest PV90-3 frequency converters for stands 209, 210, 211, 212 and 213 at the worlds busiest airport. […]

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Boca Aircraft Maintenance

Date Posted: August 21, 2017

Portable self-contained ground power units, (GPUs), from Powervamp “have transformed the versatility” of Florida-based Boca Aircraft Maintenance (BAM), according to co-founder David Hintzke. Boca Aircraft Maintenance provides general aviation service and support for a wide range of corporate and business jets from makers such as Falcon, Learjet, Challenger, Eclipse, Gulfstream and Hawker. They are based […]

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Inter Airport Europe 2017

Date Posted: August 14, 2017

Inter airport Europe 2017, will open its doors at the Munich Trade Fair Centre in Germany from 10th – 13th October later this year.  Industry experts from airports, airlines, air cargo carriers and aviation-support in demand of the latest equipment and tailor-made solutions for ground handling, terminal operations, airport IT and airport design will make their way […]

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CAD – A Design For Life

Date Posted: August 7, 2017

CAD (computer aided design) has transformed almost every aspect of the output of Powervamp, the leading manufacturer of aviation ground power units, emergency power systems, static frequency converters and automotive jump-starting equipment. Activities ranging from design conceptualisation to detailed product specification have been streamlined, and the benefits have been felt everywhere from the factory floor […]

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Supporting the Customer at PAS17

Date Posted: July 30, 2017

  As the 52nd International Paris Airshow gets underway, the pressures starts to ease temporarily for the Powervamp Airshow team. 400Hz frequency converters, 28V DC power supplies and 3 and 5 tonne coolers have been situated by their respective aircraft to allow the worlds major airframe manufacturers to showcase their latest aircraft and technologies. “Power […]

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International Paris Airshow – Set Up and Planning

Date Posted: July 19, 2017

As the 52nd International Paris Airshow opens its doors to the worlds media and business visitors, it’s important to acknowledge the background detail that ensures the smooth running of the worlds oldest airshow. “…it’s the fluid nature of the show that remains the biggest challenge…” Although the Powervamp air show team arrived on site eight […]

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International Paris Airshow 2017

Date Posted: July 9, 2017

The 52nd Paris International Airshow will take place at the Le Bourget Parc des Expositions from 19 to 25 June 2017, and will once again bring together all the players in the aviation global industry as well as the latest technological innovations. The show is held every 2 years and has more than 150 aircraft displayed […]

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France Air Expo Lyon

Date Posted: June 2, 2017

France Air Expo Lyon is the only GA, (general aviation), exhibition in France.  The exhibition will open its doors from Thursday 8th June to Saturday 10th June at Lyon Bron Airport. The event will bring together the major players in general & business aviation, enabling visitors to discover the industry’s latest developments and innovations from ultralights to […]

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AeroExpo 2017 – The UK’s Festival of Aviation

Date Posted: May 28, 2017

This year AeroExpo has returned to Wycome Air Park, Buckinghamshire. With its close proximity to the South East of England, Wycombe Air Park will enable a greater concentration of private pilots, coupled with a high demand of GA, (general aviation), flying in the area to visit the show. Over 12 years AeroExpo has established itself as […]

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Powervamp to exhibit at 2nd British Irish Airports EXPO

Date Posted: May 26, 2017

The 2nd British-Irish Airports Expo will take place on the 7th-8th June at the NEC, Birmingham.  Last years in inaugural launch show was the largest ever airport industry exhibition staged in Britain or Ireland, where industry suppliers and service providers of all sizes showcased their latest solutions and concepts. This years exhibition has moved to a significantly […]

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EBACE 2017

Date Posted: May 22, 2017

The 2017 European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2017) will take place from 22 to 24 May at Geneva’s magnificent Palexpo. Thousands of business leaders, government officials, manufacturers, flight department personnel and all manner of people involved in nearly every aspect of business aviation will meet to conduct business and make buying decisions for the […]

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The Police of the Czech Republic

Date Posted: May 10, 2017

The Police of the Czech Republic, or Policie České Republiky as they are known locally, are an armed security force established by the National Council Act in 1991. The force was established to protect people, property and public order and to also prevent criminal offences as stipulated by the Code of Criminal Procedure. The force […]

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Back on Track with Colas Rail.

Date Posted: May 2, 2017

Colas Rail is one of the worlds leading suppliers of railway infrastructure services. The award winning company has designed and constructed all forms of railway across Europe and the UK.  In the UK Colas Rail combines the engineering skills of their specialist businesses to provide total solutions in all aspects of railway infrastructure, from high speed […]

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Crushed by the Wheels of Industry

Date Posted: April 24, 2017

Powervamp portable battery packs capable of jump-starting the biggest Caterpillar front-end loaders are playing an essential role at Torr Quarry, Somerset, where they are ensuring that product mined in the morning can be on a train to London the same night. Typically around 70 trainloads of aggregate are shipped from the site every week. Torr […]

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Frocester Engineering Feature Powervamp in Case Study.

Date Posted: April 10, 2017

Established in 2002, Frocester Engineering is an innovative engineering company specialising in tube bending, water jet cutting, welding and fabrication techniques to manufacture high quality products to meet customers’ exact requirements. At their headquarters in Somerset, they employ a core team of engineers and qualified welders and have an established network of local and regional […]

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PV45 – The No.1 GPU Choice for MROs

Date Posted: April 3, 2017

A more compact and agile ground power solution for companies maintaining and servicing larger regional passenger jet aircraft is now available in the form of the PV45 mobile electrical ground power unit (MEGPU) from UK company Powervamp Ltd, a world leader in aviation ground power. The company says it has broad appeal for all specialist […]

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Powervamp to Exhibit at Aero Friedrichshafen 2017

Date Posted: March 30, 2017

It is only one week until AERO Friedrichshafen 2017 opens its doors at this years prestigious aviation event. Powervamp will be teaming up with their German partners, Telemeter Electronic GmbH, from 5th – 8th April to showcase their latest range of ground power units over the four days. Celebrating their 25th Anniversary, AERO Friedrichshafen will […]

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Powervamp Fly In At Brize Norton

Date Posted: March 14, 2017

Powervamp has recently supplied RAF Brize Norton with a number of its Effekta emergency lighting central battery systems. The three phase units are to be used to provide back up power to the emergency lighting for the new hangar project. The project involved the construction of the new 24,000m2 hangar for the Airbus A400M military […]

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Automotive Double-deck Trailers Utilise Coolspool Aircraft Start Units.

Date Posted: February 20, 2017

A cost-saving solution to the problem of reliably raising and lowering the intermediate decks of double-decker freight trailers has been developed by UK-based Powervamp Ltd, a long-established specialist in automotive battery jump start packs and a world leader in aviation ground power. The company’s hand-portable Coolspool 29 utilises technology used in Powervamp’s high-performance aircraft ground power […]

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Olympic Games at the Arena – Revisited

Date Posted: February 13, 2017

In 2016 Arena TV were won the contract to broadcast the UK coverage of the 2016 Olympic, and Paralympic games, held in Brazil last year. Three of their largest outside broadcast trucks were driven to Brazil where they were be based for the duration of the games. However, although the trucks accepted 230V at 60Hz for […]

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Bristol City Sign Up Powervamp

Date Posted: January 23, 2017

Ashton Gate is home to Bristol City Football Club and has recently completed a £45m rebuild of the site, including the redeveloped of the Dolman Stand and brand new East Stand which was completed in time for the start of the 2015/2016 season. “Powervamp was originally shortlisted by the building consultant due to their extensive […]

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Walk on with Powervamp

Date Posted: January 16, 2017

Liverpool FC have just finished redeveloping their iconic Main Stand, as part of a £260m scheme for the whole Anfield area. The ground, famed for its Kop stand and thrilling big-game atmosphere in the Premier League and Champions League nights, will have its capacity extended by an extra 13,000 seats, increasing its maximum capacity to […]

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RNAS Yeovilton Trial Coolspool 29 Twin

Date Posted: November 15, 2016

RNAS Yeovilton is one of the Navy’s two principal air bases, and one of the busiest military airfields in the UK. It is home to more than 100 aircraft operated both front-line squadrons and training units including all Fleet Air Arm Lynx and Commando Helicopter Force, plus vintage aircraft of the RN Historic Flight. The […]

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Driving the Market Forward at Eurobus 2016

Date Posted: October 31, 2016

Returning to the Birmingham NEC on 1-3 November for its biggest edition yet, the three day Euro Bus Expo will feature nearly 300 sector leading exhibitors representing every link of the supply chain – from the latest ‘must have’ vehicles (over 100 will be on display), vehicle interiors, accessories and workshop equipment, to IT solutions, […]

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Aero-Specialties Represent Powervamp at NBAA 2016

Date Posted: October 27, 2016

The NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) is the premier event and annual meeting place for the business aviation community. This event takes place from 1st – 3rd November in Orlando, Florida and brings together key aviation contacts from around the world, including current and prospective business aircraft owners, manufacturers and customers into one […]

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Powervamp Secure 52nd Paris International Airshow Contract

Date Posted: October 19, 2016

  Powervamp has once again been awarded the unique contract to supply ground power to the oldest, and most prestigious, airshow in the world – the Paris International Airshow held at Le Bourget airport. The contract is to provide ground power to all aircraft on display in the static park for the duration of the […]

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Powervamp Launch NEW Aviation Ground Power Brochure

Date Posted: October 11, 2016

  Powervamp is proud to announce the launch of its new aviation brochure showcasing the latest generation of ground power units. The comprehensive brochure includes detailed information on technical specifications, services offered, as well as new gallery pictures and advice on choosing the most suitable ground power unit.  Richard Roller, Chairman and founder, was asked to comment […]

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Powervamp 90kVA Frequency Converter Passes Extreme Performance Tests on Boeing 787

Date Posted: September 23, 2016

Unlike all other current wide body aircraft, the Boeing 787 is unique in many of its features. In particular, turbine starting which is achieved through massive electric starters that under normal conditions are powered from the aircrafts auxiliary power unit (APU). Occasionally an APU can fail, resulting in external power being required to achieve an […]

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ACE16 – Static Display Power At Biggin Hill Airport

Date Posted: September 12, 2016

Air Charter Expo, (ACE16), is a new name on the aviation trade show calendar in 2016, and yet it already boasts a long and illustrious history. European Business Air News organised its first specialist show and conference for business aviation way back in 1991, as the European Business Air Show at London Stansted airport, and […]

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Ground Breaking ‘Coolspool’ GPU features In Airside International Magazine

Date Posted: September 2, 2016

Powervamp’s Sales Director, James Ackland, was recently interviewed for an article on battery powered ground power units for Airside International magazine. The article was part of an in-depth feature profiling all aspects of aviation ground  power, particularly the latest developments within environmentally considerate alternatives to diesel generators. “…units are compact, silent and pollution-free and cost […]

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Uprated Aviation Datasheets Launched

Date Posted: July 26, 2016

  As part of its continuous program of development, Powervamp is proud to announce the launch of its latest range of aviation data sheets with revised product specifications. The latest release showcases the increased performance and significant design changes that have recently taken place. A number of product names have also changed, where applicable, to reflect […]

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FIA 2016 – Another Triumphant Airshow!

Date Posted: July 18, 2016

The Powervamp airshow support division return from a triumphant Farnborough 2016 having supplied ground power to the aircraft within the static park. Despite the wet weather arriving as set-up was due to commence, and half the airshow division in Fairford supporting the RIAT (Royal International Aviation Tattoo), that was held the week before, the Powervamp team […]

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The Powervamp Airshow Division

Date Posted: July 7, 2016

The Powervamp airshow support division is one of the most dynamic parts within the company, offering an unparalleled international service. The division is made up of service engineers, production operatives and graduates and takes to each airshow a massive collective ‘pool’ of experience and product knowledge to deal with even the most unexpected of situations that […]

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Silent and Green for Farnborough 2016

Date Posted: July 4, 2016

The Farnborough International Airshow is a week-long event that combines a major trade exhibition for the aerospace and defence industries with a public airshow. The event is held in mid-July in even-numbered years at Farnborough Airport in Hampshire. The airshow is an important event in the international aerospace and defence industry calendar, providing an opportunity […]

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Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) 2016

Date Posted: June 30, 2016

The world famous RIAT, (Royal International Air Tattoo) will take place on 8 – 10 July at RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire.  This years theme will be ‘The Next Generation: Inspiring Innovation’, so with that in mind the      F-35 Lightning II, the world’s latest fighter jet will take to the skies to showcase the next […]

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Olympic Games at the Arena

Date Posted: June 20, 2016

  In an industry dominated by multinationals, Arena TV is a proudly British company specializing in the filming of international events. The company holds contracts with the nation’s major broadcasters to provide coverage of music festivals, large studio shows and sport. Arena own a fleet of 11 large OB, (outside broadcast), trucks that offer on-site […]

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BHX Endorse Powervamp in ‘Ground Handling International’ Magazine

Date Posted: June 13, 2016

Extract taken from Ground Handling International article, ‘Plug and Go’ article,  Issue 2 – Volume 21 – 2016 Chris Daly is the Airfield Engineer at Birmingham Airport and manages the Airfield Engineering section, with responsibility for the fixed electrical ground power units. The airport currently has 54 operational units on site, and these vary in both […]

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Powering the Emirates A380 at Birmingham Airport

Date Posted: June 6, 2016

In support of the Airbus A380 service to and from Dubai that was introduced by Emirates this spring, Birmingham Airport has taken delivery of a combined ground power and cable-carrying system from a single UK supplier, Powervamp Ltd. The equipment includes a set of four Powervamp PV90-3 frequency converters, plus Powervamp’s Sidewinder ground power transfer […]

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Powervamp to Exhibit at British-Irish Airports Expo

Date Posted: June 2, 2016

  Britain and Ireland are renowned for having some of the most sophisticated and successful airport networks in the world, but until now there has never been a major industry Expo that celebrates this. A platform is needed for the community to come together from its many regions to share ideas and expertise, and begin […]

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Powervamp To Exhibit at ILA Berlin Airshow.

Date Posted: May 31, 2016

ILA Berlin Airshow 2016 will host exhibitors from 40 countries with an anticipated 120,000 trade visitors. The exhibition runs from 1st – 4th June and is located at the Berlin ExpoCenter Airport and allows companies and organizations to meet with top decision-makers, experts, buyers and young professionals from every segment of the aerospace and aviation […]

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Powervamp Team Up with Flight-Ops at EBACE 2016

Date Posted: May 23, 2016

  The European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) is the premier aviation event and the annual meeting place for the business aviation community.  Held 24 to 26 May 2016 at Geneva’s magnificent Palexpo, the convention will bring together business leaders, government officials, manufacturers, flight department personnel and all manner of people involved in nearly […]

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Powervamp Appoints Exclusive Distributor for its Portable DC products in North America and Mexico.

Date Posted: March 21, 2016

  Powervamp appoints exclusive distributor for its portable DC products for the North American continent and Mexico. Following detailed talks over a 10 month period, a far reaching agreement was signed in Idaho last week between Powervamp Ltd and AERO Specialties Inc. of Boise, Idaho USA.  AERO Specialties was appointed the exclusive distributor for Powervamp’s range […]

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Coolspool Ramp Cart – Unbeatable Turnaround Cost Savings!

Date Posted: March 17, 2016

PRESS RELEASE Airlines and airport operators around the world are beginning to reassess how they should provide ground power to the many DC-powered aircraft now operated by regional and commuter airlines – a process driven by the rapidly-growing number and popularity of these aircraft. The ground-breaking concept behind their new thinking, spearheaded by Powervamp Ltd, […]

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Supporting the Dyson State of the Art Test Facility

Date Posted: March 9, 2016

Dyson is a well known high-technology manufacturer of vacuum cleaners, fans, heaters and hand dryers. Their main research and development centre is in Malmesbury where they concentrate on future technologies and reportedly invest £3 million every week into research and development, working with more than a dozen leading universities on secret inventions. “lighting must be […]

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Keeping the Spirit Alive at Highland Park!

Date Posted: March 2, 2016

The Highland Park Distillery was founded by Magnus Eunson in 1978. The name of this whisky doesn’t refer to the area of Scotland known as The Highlands, but rather to the fact that the distillery was founded on an area called ‘High Park’ distinguished from a lower area nearby. “The existing outside units were in […]

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Jump-starting Jaguar Land Rover into production!

Date Posted: February 15, 2016

  Products from Powervamp Ltd, one of Britain’s leading specialists in professional automotive jump-starting equipment and portable power supplies, are playing a important role on the production line at Jaguar Land Rover, where they are helping assembly technicians to program and test on-board electronic systems cost-effectively. “The PS12v-200 product is no bigger than a pair […]

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Powervamp keeps the lights on at Horlicks!

Date Posted: January 20, 2016

In May of last year, we were invited to Slough to visit one of the most iconic and historic buildings in the area, more specifically the Horlicks Factory. The reasoning behind the visit was due to the failure of Horlicks’ emergency lighting inverters which were well in need of a replacement if the factory was […]

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Theatre in need of emergency lighting? Powervamp to the rescue!

Date Posted: January 11, 2016

Over the years, legislation regarding building maintenance has changed meaning that under UK law public buildings are obliged to have an emergency lighting central battery system installed in the event of mains power failure. Not only must the lighting be restored seamlessly, but it must be able to maintain an acceptable brightness level for up to three […]

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Powering the past: Edinburgh Museum gets battery overhaul

Date Posted: December 7, 2015

Powervamp recently visited the prestigious National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh to complete the installation of their Effekta EF20 and EF5 Emergency Lighting Central Battery Systems. The installation is part of a £2 million project to provide a state-of-the-art conservation laboratory which will help enhance the storage area for the national collections. Formed in 2006, the National Museum of Scotland merged the […]

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Servicing – The Greatest Credential

Date Posted: November 23, 2015

While Powervamp Ltd is probably known best as a manufacturer of state-of-the-art product lines for aviation ground power, emergency lighting installations and engine starting systems, the company’s servicing and support capability has now emerged as one of its key strengths. The dedicated service team are based at Powervamp’s extensive premises situated at Barton-le-Clay in Bedfordshire, […]

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Powervamp solves the major Issues with a ‘Minor’

Date Posted: November 19, 2015

When you’re restoring a car from the 1960s, it can help if you’re involved in a business that produces jump-starting equipment and supplies high-performance batteries. It can also help if you have close connections to a firm with a track record in vehicle restoration work. “The 1968 Morris Minor was at the very bottom of […]

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Keeping the Wheels of Industry Turning at Toyota

Date Posted: November 8, 2015

The Powervamp emergency lighting service team are used to dealing with requests from companies at short notice, often called out anywhere within the UK to service, or repair equipment, that is required by law to be operational in an emergency. One such company recently was none other than Japanese car manufacturer, Toyota. Their UK headquarters […]

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Major Energy Saving Exercise at RAF Spadeadam

Major energy saving exercise at RAF Spadeadam

Date Posted: October 21, 2015

Dedicated services from Powervamp at a respected RAF facility Powervamp were approached to assist in a major energy saving exercise at RAF Spadeadam. This included the decommissioning, removal and disposal of the existing antiquated and inefficient rotary systems based within the electronic warfare and tactics range. RAF Spadeadam is the only facility in Europe where […]

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Energy Saving at Thales Underwater Systems Program

Date Posted: October 12, 2015

Thales Underwater Systems (TUS), formerly known as Thomson Marconi Sonar, is an international defence manufacturer specialising in sonar systems for submarines, surface warships and aircraft, as well as communications masts and systems for submarines. In 2012 Thales Templecombe (based in Somerset) embarked on an energy saving program to reduce Co2 emissions from its site. The […]

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Helitech International 2015, London

Date Posted: October 7, 2015

  As the AC aviation team exhibits at Inter-Airport Europe – the DC aviation team are currently set up and looking forward to the 2nd day to Helitech International 2015. Helitech International is Europe’s largest helicopter exhibition dedicated to helicopter products, parts, accessories and services. The show brings together leading manufacturers, suppliers, operators, buyers and […]

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Inter Airport Europe 2015, Munich

Date Posted: October 5, 2015

The Powervamp aviation sales team are making their final preparations for the Inter Airport Europe 2015 (6-9 October 2015) trade show held in Munich, Germany. A 50 square metre floor space has been secured with bespoke stand design complete with 5 metre light boxes, refreshments area, TV monitors, and a range of the latest generation […]

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Static Inverters Vs UPS Systems

Date Posted: September 23, 2015

Powervamp has developed its ‘Effekta’ range of emergency lighting central battery systems to specifically supply lighting loads These loads vary from a few small lights in inaccessible ceiling areas to huge distribution centres using discharge lighting. UPS (uninterrupted power supply) systems were originally designed for supplying telecoms and data centres with an alternative power source in […]

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Powervamp Appoints New Managing Director

Date Posted: September 28, 2015

  Powervamp has constantly pioneered new designs and concepts within the aviation, automotive and emergency lighting central battery systems, however, it was the joining of Effekta that allowed Powervamp to continue to grow as an internationally recognised designer and manufacturer. Its range of aviation products, that are sold worldwide, are a testimony to the knowledge […]

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Effekta Emergency Lighting provided to Sheffield University’s ‘The Diamond’

Date Posted: September 14, 2015

Powervamp are pleased to announce they have successfully delivered an Effekta Emergency Lighting Central Battery System to ‘The Diamond’ – Sheffield University’s new Engineering facility. The Electrical Contractors for the project, NG Bailey, chose the Effekta ELI 20 system to provide a back up unit for the emergency lighting in the event of a mains […]

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Cessna Fly-in Powered by Powervamp’s PS50

Date Posted: September 7, 2015

Powervamp recently showcased the diversity of their product range when invited by Textron Aviation’s Regional Director, Lisa Ferrari, to a small ‘fly-in’ held in Germany hosted for Cessna owners. The aviation sales team were asked to support Cessna by providing power to their TTx aircraft which was being demonstrated at the fly-in. The TTx (pictured […]

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Battery Jump Starters: 22 Years On…

Date Posted: September 1, 2015

Powervamp Ltd is regarded as the world leader in the design and manufacture of high quality power products for many professional markets, and has built a reputation for refusing to compromise on quality and of meeting customers criteria properly. It was however, the automotive market where the company first made a name for itself. ‘The […]

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Successful first year of trading with Chivas Brothers

Date Posted: August 10, 2015

  Powervamp is pleased to announce a successful first year of trading with Chivas Brothers. The parent company, Pernod Ricard, is one of the largest providers of distilled beverages worldwide including brands such as Jameson, Beefeater, Absolute Vodka and Chivas Regal. Chivas has installed a number of units from Powervamp’s EF5 ELI range to back […]

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MBDA Specify Powervamp Frequency Converters

Date Posted: August 3, 2015

MBDA is a missile manufacturer with operations in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, UK and the USA. Overall the group has 45 product ranges in operation including short range, long range, surface to air and anti-tank missiles. The company works with over 90 armed forces around the world. Powervamp has been manufacturing its range of frequency […]

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Powervamp To Relocate All Manufacturing To Barton-Le-Clay Factory

Date Posted: July 31, 2015

  PRESS RELEASE In a move to streamline production while simultaneously bringing all design and engineering functions under one roof, Powervamp Ltd is relocating all Weston-super-Mare production to its Barton-le-Clay site just outside Luton. The move, which follows impressive growth in Powervamp’s airport and aviation frequency converter business and a growing demand for its emergency […]

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Airshow Team Power Royal International Air Tattoo

Date Posted: July 27, 2015

The Paris International Airshow may have been the biggest airshow the team had worked on, but the Powervamp Airshow division were soon back at work supporting aircraft at last week’s Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT). The air tattoo takes place each year at RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire, although its origins stretch back to an airshow […]

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Powervamp Secures Heathrow Airport Contract

Date Posted: July 20, 2015

    PRESS RELEASE Advanced manufacturer wins £million plus Heathrow contract after showing the door to its competitors. A South West based manufacturer of specialist ground support equipment has won a £million contract to supply cutting edge equipment to London Heathrow airport. Powervamp, which has two main offices, Weston-super-Mare and Luton, will supply a large […]

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VIDEO Powering the World’s Largest Airshow – Paris 2015

VIDEO: Powering the World’s Largest Airshow – Paris 2015

Date Posted: July 13, 2015

After successfully powering Paris Airshow 2015, take a look at this short film showing just how Powervamp managed to bring ground power to the world’s largest airshow…

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Airshow Services Team Return from Triumphant Paris 2015

Date Posted: July 7, 2015

The Powervamp Airshow division returned from Paris last week from their largest airshow to date. Despite the extreme heat, long hours and, at times, immense pressure – the team ensured the power kept running for some of the world’s highest profile commercial aircraft. Build-up to the oldest and largest airshow started early last year when […]

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Paris Air Show 2015: The Set Up

Date Posted: June 15, 2015

Powervamp has once again set up base in France to provide power at the world’s oldest airshow in Paris. The stage is being set as the aviation world turns its attention to the 51st Paris International Airshow when it showcases the latest aircraft and related technologies, in less than 48hrs time. With a dedicated team […]

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***SPECIAL OFFER – Limited Stock of 90kVA & 45kVA Converters at Discounted Prices***

Date Posted: May 24, 2015

  Powervamp has been awarded the contract to supply all ground power to the static park at the Paris Air Show, 2015.  To fulfil the contract, a substantial number of PV90-3, (latest generation 90kVA solid state frequency converters), and PV45, (45kVA solid state frequency converters), have been manufactured exclusively for use at the Air Show. […]

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Powervamp nominated for two export awards.

Date Posted: May 18, 2015

Press Release An advanced manufacture of cutting edge power solutions is celebrating being nominated for two prestigious export Awards. Powervamp, which has two UK offices in Weston-super-Mare and Luton, is up for ‘International Company of the Year’ and ‘Excellence in International Trade’ at the Business Insider South West International Trade Awards. The awards highlight the […]

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Powervamp Wins ‘Legendary’ Aviation Contract

Date Posted: May 11, 2015

Press Release Powervamp has won the unique contract to supply power to one of the oldest and most prestigious international shows in the world – attracting global leaders, politicians and probably the largest investors on the planet. With its main offices and factory in Weston-super-Mare and Luton, Powervamp – with its cutting-edge manufacturing – has […]

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Macallan Distillery Re-order EF33 ELI for Phase 3

Date Posted: May 6, 2015

Following on from the successful installation of emergency lighting central battery systems for phases 1 and 2 of the famous Macallan distillery warehouse in Overton, Scotland, a new order was placed to service the 3rd phase of the project. The 6 x EF33 ELI (20kVA) 1 hour units will be fitted with a bespoke interface […]

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Powervamp Pacific supplies Royal New Zealand Airforce - feature

Powervamp Pacific Supplies Royal New Zealand Airforce

Date Posted: April 27, 2015

Powervamp is pleased to announce that its New Zealand operation, Powervamp Pacific, has supplied, installed and commissioned  1 x PV90-3 dual outlet mobile GPU and 2 x PV45 GPUs for the new Seasprite Navy Helicopter fleet based with 6 Squadron, Royal New Zealand Air Force. The Kaman SH-2G Super Seasprite is a ship-based helicopter with […]

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Powervamp Racing to Supply Morgan Motor Company - feature

Powervamp Racing to Supply Morgan Motor Company

Date Posted: April 20, 2015

Powervamp is pleased to announce that it has been chosen to supply its Clubsport 22 battery to the famous Morgan Motor Company for fitment to its race prepared Aero 8 sports car. The ‘wallet friendly’ battery has proven a great success for Powervamp Racing – Powervamp’s automotive retail outlet – and has established itself as […]

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Powervamp Confirms Record Growth Following Transformative Year

Date Posted: April 13, 2015

Powervamp has posted record trading figures and is bullish about the future, following a transformative last couple of years. With two UK offices, Weston-super-Mare and Luton, Powervamp’s cutting edge power products are manufactured for various sectors including automotive, aviation and the built environment. ‘The upturn in growth [is] being driven by a number of new […]

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New Global Director of Sales Appointed to Steer Expanding World Business

Date Posted: April 7, 2015

In a move that has caught the aviation ground support industry by surprise, Powervamp has appointed James Ackland to the position of Sales Director to take charge of the company’s expanding world aviation business and develop its fast growing sales in the specialised emergency lighting central battery systems sold under its Effekta brand name. James, who joins Powervamp on […]

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Ground Power Supplied to Paris Airshow 2015

Date Posted: March 30, 2015

Powervamp is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the contract to supply all ground power to the static park at the 51st International Paris Air Show. The Paris Airshow 2015 will take place at the Le Bourget Parc des Expositions from 15 to 21 June, and will once again bring together all the […]

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Powervamp Enjoy Success at Aero India 2015

Date Posted: March 26, 2015

Powervamp’s recent appearance at the Aero India 2015 show in Bangalore has proven to be one of the most successful trade exhibitions the company has attended in recent years. Sharing the booth with India distributor, Tentacle Aerologistix Pvt Ltd, yielded a large number of ‘hot’ enquiries. Over the course of the 5 day show more […]

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Effekta Central Battery Emergency Lighting to Power 300th Apple Store - feature

Effekta Central Battery Emergency Lighting to Power 300th Apple Store

Date Posted: March 23, 2015

Powervamp has provided power to the 300th Apple Store in Convent Garden, London. When Apple decided to increase their presence within the UK, they opted for the cosmopolitan Convent Garden location in central London to open their 300th store. Apple required a turn-key solution for their Central Battery Emergency Lighting system and decided the minimalist […]

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Reducing Energy Consumption at Two Temple Place - feature

Reducing Energy Consumption at Two Temple Place

Date Posted: March 17, 2015

Powervamp was commissioned to reduce Two Temple Place‘s energy consumption using low draw LEDs and their Effekta brand emergency lighting central battery systems. Two Temple Place is an extraordinary late Victorian mansion built by William Waldorf Astor on the Embankment, London. The house was designed for use primarily as Astor’s estate office by one of […]

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Engineering Graduate Training Scheme Launched

Date Posted: March 9, 2015

Powervamp has launched an engineering graduate training scheme in a bid to unearth the next generation of engineering and manufacturing talent. With two UK offices – Weston-super-Mare and Luton – the company specialises in the design and manufacturer of equipment within the automotive and aviation sectors as well as factories and government buildings. Directors at […]

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Emergency Lighting Battery Systems installed at No. 10 Downing Street

Date Posted: March 4, 2015

PRESS RELEASE With the 2015 General Election looming, ensuring the lights and power are kept on at 10 Downing Street will be vital for the long nights the Prime Minister will need to spend planning for the election. To make certain this happens, Powervamp has supplied and installed a large quantity of its innovative EF5 […]

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Powervamp Return to HAI Heli-Expo

Date Posted: February 26, 2015

Powervamp is pleased to announce its participation at this years HAI Heli-Expo exhibition at the Orlando County Convention Centre, Florida, USA. HAI Heli-Expo is the world’s largest helicopter exposition and trade show. More than 20,000 helicopter industry professionals from all around the world get together each year to look over the latest in vertical-lift manufacturing, […]

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