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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 […]

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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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Attention To Retail – The Hut Group Choose Powervamp To Light New Warehouse

Date Posted: September 7, 2016

  The Hut Group is a well known British e-commerce company with headquarters in Northwich, Cheshire. Through its multiple websites which it owns and operates, The Hut Group sells a variety of products including sports nutrition and vitamins, cycling and endurance, health and beauty, weight management, and clothing and accessories. “…Powervamp won the contract to […]

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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 […]

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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 - feature

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 datacentres with an alternative power source in the […]

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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 - feature

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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Automotive Jump Starters 22 Years On - feature

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 - feature

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… It’s only fair to share…

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Airshow Services Team Return from Triumphant Paris 2015 - feature

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 - feature

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 - feature

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 - feature

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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Record growth at Powervamp following transformative year - feature

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 - feature

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

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

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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Powervamp Pacific Strategically Placed for Avalon 2015

Date Posted: February 21, 2015

Powervamp Pacific is pleased to announce its attendance at the Australian International Airshow at Avalon airport this week. The Asia Pacific region is undergoing major growth in defence and aviation, with budgets in many countries continuing to rise with an ever increasing level of sophistication in technologies, equipment, systems and operational methods. High levels of […]

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Powervamp Aviation Exhibit at Aero India 2015

Date Posted: February 17, 2015

    Powervamp will be exhibiting at the upcoming Aero India 2015 exhibition with our Indian partners, Tentacle Aerologistix Pvt Ltd, at the Air Force Station, Yelahanka, Bengaluru from 18th to 22nd Feb 2015. The exhibition has already carved a niche for itself globally as a premier aerospace exhibition, with nine successful editions organised since […]

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Rolls Royce re-order EF20 Static Frequency Converter

Date Posted: February 16, 2015

Rolls Royce recently approached Powervamp with a repeat requirement for their Bristol aviation facility. The order for the EF20 single phase 400HZ static frequency converter is to be installed within their aviation engine production line in Filton, Bristol. Although the EF20 product was originally specified, an additional 28VDC, 10A plug and socket assembly was also […]

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Powervamp Secures Twin Presence in ‘Business Leader’ Magazine.

Date Posted: February 12, 2015

Powervamp was pleased to secure a high presence within issue 9 of the Business Leader magazine.  With a report on the ground breaking mobile electric ground power (MEGP) units as well as strong involvement in the exporting and international business report feature, it was a convincing start to the 2015 marketing and PR campaigns. With […]

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Emergency Lighting Central Battery Systems installed at Severndroog Castle

Date Posted: February 9, 2015

Sevendroog Castle recently underwent a major restoration which included a program to update the emergency lighting to modern standards.  As with all historic buildings, period fittings are crucial to preserve the character of the building. For this reason, a Powervamp static inverter system was selected to provide emergency backup to the main chandelier as well […]

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Panasonic UK Repeat Order for EF20 Frequency Converter

Date Posted: February 2, 2015

Powervamp is pleased to announce that Panasonic UK have placed a second order for a further 6 x EF20-SFC frequency converters. The converters are to be used for domestic product testing within the export market where a switchable 50hz/60hz phase output was required to simulate the different power provided between the UK and US markets. […]

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Gibraltar Airport Emissions Reduced thanks to PV90-3 Frequency Converter - feature

Gibraltar Airport Emissions Reduced thanks to PV90-3 Frequency Converter

Date Posted: January 14, 2015

Selected against strong competition and based on a combination of price and unique features, Powervamp Ltd was awarded the contract for Gibraltar Airport’s new 90 Kva mobile electric converters. Two specially adapted trailer mounted PV90-3 frequency converters were supplied with additional 28VDC outputs. The units also featured a kWh meter to enable the airport to track […]

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Powervamp’s ‘Anti-pollution’ Custom Ground Power at London City Airport - feature

Powervamp’s ‘Anti-pollution’ Custom Ground Power at London City Airport

Date Posted: December 15, 2014

Directives and legislation changes set by politicians rarely inspire feats of engineering brilliance. However, London’s new anti-pollution directive was the inspiration for a team of Powervamp engineers working with London City Airport management to produce a UK first in mobile ground power. Keen to reduce Co2 emissions and cut pollution – as well as further […]

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Powervamp Portapump Facilitates Amazing Refuelling Operation in Kenya

Date Posted: December 8, 2014

Using Powervamp’s unique 100 lit/min Portapump to rapidly fill the fuel tanks of their BK117 helicopter, Nairobi, Kenya based Everett Aviation was able to complete a monthly transfer operation of 69 crew from a moving survey vessel more than 100 miles off the East African coast. Refuelling from multiple 45 Gallon drums of Jet A1, […]

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Powervamp Support Team Keep Sumburgh Search and Rescue Flying

Powervamp Support Team Keep ‘Sumburgh Search & Rescue’ Flying

Date Posted: December 1, 2014

The Powervamp support team is probably one of the most valued services we offer as an organisation. This was perfectly illustrated recently when long term customer, Bond Offshore Helicopters, contacted us requiring an urgent repair on a competitors electrical 115/200V GPU made by a well known European manufacturer. The engineer was swiftly dispatched to Sumburgh, […]

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Birmingham Airport Orders Additional PV90-3 400Hz Frequency Converters

Birmingham Airport Orders Additional PV90-3 Frequency Converters

Date Posted: November 24, 2014

Powervamp is pleased to announce Birmingham International Airport, the UK’s fourth busiest airport, has placed another order for the PV90-3 fixed electrical ground power units for its airside operation. This new order increases their total to ten units and further underlines the reliability and ease of use of the Powervamp 400hz frequency converters. Chris Daly, […]

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Bond Offshore Helicopters acquire Scammer GPU

Date Posted: November 17, 2014

Powervamp is pleased to announce the delivery of its 2nd generation Scammer 300 GPU to Bond Offshore Helicopters, Humberside. The Scammer 300 (Self Contained Air Mobile Modular Emission Restricted) was first developed in 1995 for the UK military in response to the need for a low cost self contained GPU able to produce both continuous […]

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Virgin Atlantic install PV90-3 Frequency Converters at London Heathrow

Date Posted: November 10, 2014

Powervamp is pleased to announce the supply of six PV90-3 90kVA/90kW frequency converters to the Virgin Atlantic maintenance facility at London Heathrow. The first of the airline’s 16 787 Dreamliners are due to enter service in late 2014 and the airline is well prepared to ensure that all aspects of the MRO operation are fully […]

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PV90-3 GPU Provisioned to Inflite, Stansted

Date Posted: November 3, 2014

Inflite is a well known and highly regarded MRO with bases at Stansted and Southend Airports, UK. The Inflite Stansted team contacted Powervamp in June 2014 with an urgent requirement to hire a 90kVA solid state GPU. They had customer aircraft inbound and their Piller electrical rotary GPU had finally become permanently unserviceable after many […]

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Waterloo Station Specifies Effekta Central Battery Emergency Lighting

Date Posted: October 27, 2014

Powervamp is pleased to announce the supply of three of its Effekta Central Battery Emergency Lighting to Platform 20, Waterloo Station, London. The Effekta Range systems were installed as part of the £5m investment to bring the Waterloo International rail platforms back into use. With the station considering various options, Powervamp impressed the consultants with […]

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Selecting the Correct Racing Battery

Date Posted: October 21, 2014

It’s not always a simple task to know the correct Powervamp racing battery for your application. Have a read of our guide below – it takes you through some of the most important questions that need to be asked, and gives an insight on the technology involved.  View the entire range of Odyssey batteries HERE. […]

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Coolspool 260 Battery Ramp Cart powering Pilatus Aircraft PC-21

Date Posted: October 9, 2014

Powervamp is pleased to announce the latest sale of twelve of its award winning Coolspool 260 battery ramp carts to Pilatus Aircraft. This latest sale takes the total of units ordered by Pilatus to over 100 units. Pilatus evaluated battery based GPU systems on a customer’s request back in 2010, and since then has chosen […]

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Powervamp Win Innovation of the Year Award

Powervamp Win ‘Innovation of the Year’ Award for Coolspool Ramp Cart

Date Posted: September 26, 2014

  Powervamp was proud to receive the ‘Innovation of the Year’ award at the Business Leader Awards 2014 ceremony last night for its aviation Coolspool Ramp Cart.  The gala evening took place at the Cadbury House Hotel, North Somerset, and was hosted by entrepreneur Michelle Mone OBE – founder of the international lingerie brand, Ultimo. […]

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Powervamp Appoints Exclusive UK Automotive Jump Starter Distributor

Powervamp Appoints Exclusive UK Automotive Jump Starter Distributor

Date Posted: September 23, 2014

  Powervamp automotive Battery Jump Starters to be handled by Alliance Electronics – exclusive UK distribution deal marks launch of new phase for the company. Battery jump starter packs for the automotive industry from leading supplier Powervamp Ltd will in future be sold and supported in the UK under an exclusive distribution arrangement with Alliance […]

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Selecting the Correct Battery Jump Starter

Date Posted: September 20, 2014

Selecting the correct battery jump starter can sometimes be a confusing task. Our guide addresses some commonly encountered questions to help you on your way. The following checklist has been specifically designed to assist Powervamp customers with their battery jump starter selection.  Powervamp’s technical support department or, appointed distributors, will also be pleased to offer […]

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Powervamp Shortlisted for North Somerset Business Leader Awards 2014

Date Posted: September 17, 2014

Powervamp has made the shortlist into the last three (from over 100 applicants) in the North Somerset Business Leader Awards 2014, within the ‘Innovation of the Year’ category for its Coolspool Ramp Carts product range. The North Somerset Business Leader Awards is open to all types of businesses located in the North Somerset area and offers them […]

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Powervamp Supply PV-45 Frequency Converter to CHC Helicopters

Date Posted: August 18, 2014

In November 2013 CHC Helicopters, Aberdeen contracted Powervamp to supply a PV-45 45kVA frequency converter for their East Hangar maintenance operation at ABZ. “Although CHC had invested in several new diesel GPUs, they were unreliable and the time it was taking to get the diesel units fixed was having an operational impact.” This opportunity lead […]

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‘Greener’ Power for the Aviation Industry

Date Posted: July 12, 2014

Powervamp leads the way in bringing more environmentally friendly power to the aviation industry with our range of DC start & continuous power supplies. Transformer rectifiers units (TRU) Built for the GSE professionals, Powervamp manufacture a range of DC power supplies made to meet every eventuality. Transformer rectifiers units (TRU’s) perfect in the hangar as […]

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Selecting the Correct GPU (Ground Power Unit)

Date Posted: June 18, 2014

Selecting the correct model of GPU can sometimes be a confusing task. It’s essential that the GPU you select for starting turbines and for providing sufficient power for pre-flight checks, provides the performance and product lifespan that you need. The following checklist has been specifically designed to assist Powervamp customers with their GPU selection. And […]

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Aeromarsters Powervamp to Distribute Magellan Aerospace’s Wire Strike Protection System™

Date Posted: May 23, 2014

Rotor Tech 2014, Queensland, Australia – 22 May 2014 — Aeromarsters Powervamp has signed a 5-year agreement with Magellan Aerospace (“Magellan”) to distribute the Wire Strike Protection System™ (WSPS™) throughout Australia, New Zealand, Africa, Southeast Asia, and the other countries of the Oceania/South Pacific region. The agreement allows Aeromarsters Powervamp to sell and distribute aftermarket […]

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POWERVAMP RACING & POWERLITE PRODUCTS – SAVING WEIGHT AND GAINING PERFORMANCE

Date Posted: May 15, 2014

Powervamp Racing have for years gained a reputation through their extensive range of pure lead thin plate, race, road, and competition batteries, for saving their customers weight whilst at the same time gaining performance. The advantages that the Odyssey Extreme batteries supplied by Powervamp Racing give, make them the ‘go to’ solution for drivers and […]

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Powervamp Racing sponsors Milton Nomads Junior Football Club Under 10s.

Powervamp Racing Sponsor Local Under 10’s Football Club

Date Posted: May 13, 2014

Powervamp Racing has sponsored local Milton Nomads Junior Football Club Under 10s. The team now sport the Powervamp Racing retro-style logo on the front of every top. Check out the shirt! The team did very well this season, finishing in 4th position (P32/D7/L6/W19) in the Woodspring League. Well done to all players and coaches involved! […]

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Powervamp to Exhibit at AERO 2014 Fredrichshafen

Date Posted: March 18, 2014

Powervamp is pleased to announce it will be exhibiting at AERO 2014 Friedrichshafen on 9th April on stand A5-127, with a wide range of aviation products. AERO 2014 is set to see some 600 exhibitors attend what will be the 22nd AERO Friedrichshafen exhibition. AERO Friedrichshafen is Europe’s largest and most important trade show for […]

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