Timeline of Achievement

Formed in 2001, the company’s original offering was energy management, engineering and consultancy services to help businesses become more energy efficient. Energy saving is an engineering issue and the philosophy of the company is to deliver systems that match the unique requirements and characteristics of each site, through a fully supportive, engineering led solution.

Navigate through the company’s milestones using the timeline below.

 

  1. 2016

  2. Virtue EV launched to market

    VIRTUE logo (WEB)Winter 2016 marks the launch of the latest innovative technology and application of the virtue system; Virtue EV. Virtue EV is rapid/ fast EV charging station with energy storage and integrated renewable generation.

  3. 2015

    Due to increasing customer demand Powerstar now offer a full Power Quality improvement service from an initial audit to identify problems through to the commission and installation of equipment to rectify any issues.

    We also offer a Performance Inspection Survey which will provide a full multi page report outlining findings and any recommendations along with options to enhance savings.

  4. European Product Innovation of the Year

    imagesVirtue wins two prestigious awards at the European Utility Week.

    Taking the top accolade by being named the overall ‘European product innovation of the year’, along with  picking up a category  award ‘Renewable energy & grid innovation’.

    Virtue was also shortlisted in the ‘Energy Storage category’.

    It is rare for a product to be nominated for 3 awards, and a major achievement to win two, as the judging panel recognised the significant impact Virtue can have on the utility and energy markets.

  5. New Services

    Due to increasing customer demand Powerstar now offer a full Power Quality improvement service from an initial audit to identify problems through to the commission and installation of equipment to rectify any issues.

    We also offer a Performance Inspection Survey which will provide a full multi page report outlining findings and any recommendations along with options to enhance savings.

  6. Powerstar Appoint Malaysian Distributor

    2800px-Flag_of_Malaysia.svgPlus Solar Systems in Malaysia are the latest international company to sign a distributor agreement with Powerstar. Plus Solar are part of the Asia Pacific distributor network administered by EMSc Asia Pacific located in Melbourne.

  7. Further Expansion into the USA market

    US FlagPowerstar continues to expand into the US market with the signing of three new distributors, bringing the total up to five. Ketchum and Walton will cover the retail sector, E3 Technologies who will cover the medical sector and Facility Resource Group Inc who will cover the local Government sector.

  8. Powerstar Virtue Launched

    VIRTUE logo (WEB)A revolutionary new energy storage system, Virtue, is officially launched into the global market in early 2015. The system will utilise and extend the unique design of the Powerstar voltage optimisation system to divert energy saved from the site load, site supply or renewable sources into storage.

  9. 2014

    Ireland flagExpansion to the Ireland Market with the launch of Powerstar Voltage Ltd. Headed by Gerry Corrigan, the new distributor will look at energy efficiency opportunities across Ireland, by capitalising on the Irish Government’s policy to reduce energy consumption by 20%, by 2020.

  10. Sheffield Business Award Winners

    Sheff business awardsWinners at the 2014 Sheffield Business Awards awarded the ‘E.ON Environmental Award’ award by the Sheffield Chamber of Commerce for taking significant steps to promote and adapt and make environmental improvements.

  11. Expansion into Ireland

    Ireland flagExpansion to the Ireland Market with the launch of Powerstar Voltage Ltd. Headed by Gerry Corrigan, the new distributor will look at energy efficiency opportunities across Ireland, by capitalising on the Irish Government’s policy to reduce energy consumption by 20%, by 2020.

  12. Operation expand into USA

    US FlagOperation expanded into the United States with the signing of distribution agreements with East Coast based Intelligent Sustainable Solutions (ISS) and EnTel. EnTel focuses on bringing Powerstar to the leisure & hospitality market with ISS concentrating on the healthcare market.

  13. New Management Team

    Powerstar strengthened its management team with the appointment of a new non-executive chairman, Stephen Hepplewhite and two new directors to the board.

  14. 2013

    Winners of the UKTI (UK Trade & Investment) Exporter of the Year Award, for success in the continued international expansion of the company.

  15. Powerstar Sponsor Tom Perry

    Tom PerryPowerstar sign a three year sponsorship deal with Sheffield based golfer Tom Perry. Tom is part of the EPD (European Professional Development) Pro Golf Tour.

  16. UKTI Exporter of the Year

    Winners of the UKTI (UK Trade & Investment) Exporter of the Year Award, for success in the continued international expansion of the company.

  17. Two ISO Accrediations Granted

    BSI 14001BSI 9001

    Accredited with two ISO Awards. The ISO9001 Quality Assurance award for meeting the standards of the world recognised standards certification and the ISO14001 Environmental award, meets the standards of the world’s most recognised environmental accreditation.

  18. Powerstar Expands into the Polish Market

    PolandPowerstar welcomed the newest international distributor, On SP. Z.o.o. to the company. Headed by Denit Peiris, On SP. Z.o.o is the distributor of Powerstar voltage optimisation systems in the Poland market.

  19. New Head Office Officially Opened

    01/02/13 Chapeltown , Sheffield - Nick Clegg visits EMSDeputy Prime Minster and Liberal Democrat MP for Sheffield Hallam Nick Clegg officially opens the new Powerstar head office and manufacturing workshop along with the Lord Mayor of Sheffield based on the newly opened Smithywood Business Park in Ecclesfield, Sheffield.

  20. 2012

    Certified by the Continuous Professional Development organisation we ran accredited CPD courses and assessments in the field of energy management.

  21. Powerstar HV MAX Launched

    HV MAX logoPowerstar HV MAX is launched. A low-loss amorphous core HV transformer with the award winning Powerstar Voltage Optimisation combined that allows for 11,000V input and electronically regulated 380v (or user regulated) output.

  22. CPD Courses Launched

    Certified by the Continuous Professional Development organisation we ran accredited CPD courses and assessments in the field of energy management.

  23. Awarded the PWC Yorkshire Private Business Award

    Winners of the PWC Yorkshire Private Business Award for Technology Innovation of the Year and among shortlisted companies for the National Private Business Award.

  24. 2011

    SpainEfirenova joined as a distributor, serving the Spanish market. The company is an independent group of engineers, technical specialists and strategic consultants offering environmental efficiency and sustainability.

  25. Winners of the Yorkshire Finest Innovation Award

    YorkshirepostlogoWinners of the ‘Yorkshires Finest’ Innovation award in 2011, awarded by the Yorkshire Post for the launch of the innovative Powerstar MAX system.

  26. Powerstar Expands into Spanish Market

    SpainEfirenova joined as a distributor, serving the Spanish market. The company is an independent group of engineers, technical specialists and strategic consultants offering environmental efficiency and sustainability.

  27. Operations Expand Into Malta

    Malta flagExpansion into Malta with CD Power Solutions Co. Ltd joining as a distributor for the country, bringing Powerstar to the market.

  28. Powerstar MAX Launched

    MAX logo (WEB)Powerstar MAX introduced to the market. An electronic-dynamic voltage optimisation system, for those with fluctuating voltage or varying loads.

  29. 2010

    madeinsheflogoAccredited with the Made in Sheffield mark, awarded to select companies within Sheffield who uphold the cities standards of excellence in manufacturing.

  30. Yorkshire Forward Innovation Award Winners

    Yorkshire Forward AwardsYorkshire Forward Innovation Award winners, awarded for the development of Powerstar, an innovative, patented solution that is fully, designed, manufactured an engineered in Yorkshire.

  31. Accredited with 'Made In Sheffield' Mark

    madeinsheflogoAccredited with the Made in Sheffield mark, awarded to select companies within Sheffield who uphold the cities standards of excellence in manufacturing.

  32. Powerstar Expands Into UAE Market

    UAE FlagA new distributor joins for the United Arab Emirates. MHM Green Systems provides green products and solutions, including Powerstar for commercial and industrial organisations in the region.

  33. Relocation of Manufacturing

    Powerstar relocates to a new manufacturing facility to meet the demand and growth of the business.

  34. 2001 - 2009

    CyprusThe new Powerstar Cyprus office opens in Nicosia, serving the Cyprus market and managing distributors in Greece and throughout the Middle East.

  35. Powerstar Launched in Australia & South Africa

    AustraliaPowerstar is launched in the Australian and South African market. Further expanding on the growth in the UK market.

  36. Office Opens in Cyprus

    CyprusThe new Powerstar Cyprus office opens in Nicosia, serving the Cyprus market and managing distributors in Greece and throughout the Middle East.

  37. Care4Air Award Winners

    care4airlogoBusiness Award winner of the Care4Air, in recognition of manufacturing solutions that help reduce carbon emission

  38. Winners of the Smart DTI Award

    smartlogoWinners of the Smart DTI Award, a European award, presented to Powerstar designer and company Managing Director, Dr Alex Mardapittas, for innovation in the field of technology.

  39. Powerstar Launched

    PowerstarThe Powerstar voltage optimisation is designed, created and launched into the market. Powerstar provides a set level reduction across a predefined tap range. The optimised voltage will match the incoming voltage profile, albeit reduced by a set amount.