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.
Powerstar Launches EOS & Upgrades Powerstar HV MAX
Throughout 2019, Powerstar launched its Energy Optimisation System (EOS) and upgraded Powerstar HV MAX to now be available with Remote Monitoring capabilities.
powerstar launches so-lo
In September 2018, following the acquisition of BWS, Powerstar launches its latest innovative smart energy solution to the market: the first UK manufactured super low loss amorphous core smart distribution transformer, Powerstar SO-LO. Powerstar also upgrades Powerstar MAX in 2018 to replace the HMI with online remote monitoring capabilities as standard.
powerstar acquires bws
2017 marks a milestone in the company’s growth. Powerstar completes the acquisition of Bromsgrove Winding Services Ltd (BWS), a reputable manufacturer of bespoke transformers, reactors and chokes, strengthening the products and services offered by the group.
virtue ev launched to market
Winter 2016 marks the launch of the latest innovative technology and application of the VIRTUE system; VIRTUE EV. VIRTUE EV is a rapid/fast EV charging station with energy storage and integrated renewable generation.
european product innovation of the year
VIRTUE 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.
powerstar appoint malaysian distributor
Plus 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.
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.
further expansion into the usa market
Powerstar 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.
Powerstar VIRTUE Launched
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.
sheffield business award winners
Winners at the 2014 Sheffield Business Awards awarded the ‘E.OM Environmental Award’ award by the Sheffield Chamber of Commerce for taking significant steps to promote and adapt and make environmental improvements.
expansion into ireland
Expansion 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.
operation expands into usa
Operation 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.
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.
powerstar sponsor tom perry
Powerstar sign a three year sponsorship deal with Sheffield based golfer Tom Perry. Tom is part of the EPD (European Professional Development) Pro Golf Tour.
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.
powerstar expands into the polish market
Powerstar 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.
two iso accreditations granted
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.
new head office officially opened
Deputy 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.
powerstar hv max launched
Powerstar 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.
cpd courses launched
Certified by the Continuous Professional Development organisation we ran accredited CPD courses and assessments in the field of energy management.
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.
winners of the yorkshire finest innovation award
Winners of the ‘Yorkshires Finest’ Innovation award in 2011, awarded by the Yorkshire Post for the launch of the innovative Powerstar MAX system.
powerstar expands into spanish market
Efirenova 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.
operations expand into malta
Expansion into Malta with CD Power Solutions Co. Ltd joining as a distributor for the country, bringing Powerstar to the market.
powerstar max launched
Powerstar MAX introduced to the market. An electronic-dynamic voltage optimisation system, for those with fluctuating voltage or varying loads.
yorkshire forward innovation award winners
Yorkshire Forward Innovation Award winners, awarded for the development of Powerstar, an innovative, patented solution that is fully, designed, manufactured an engineered in Yorkshire.
accredited with ‘made in sheffield’ mark
Accredited with the Made in Sheffield mark, awarded to select companies within Sheffield who uphold the cities standards of excellence in manufacturing.
powerstar expands into uae market
A new distributor joins for the United Arab Emirates. MHM Green Systems provides green products and solutions, including Powerstar for comemrcial and industrial organisations in the region.
relocation of manufacturing
Powerstar relocates to a new manufacturing facility to meet the demand and growth of the business.
powerstar launched in australia & south africa
Powerstar is launched in the Australian and South African market. Further expanding on the growth in the UK market.
office opens in cyprus
The new Powerstar Cyprus office opens in Nicosia, serving the Cyprus market and managing distributors in Greece and throughout the Middle East.
winners of the smart dti award
Winners 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.
care4air award winners
Business Award winner of the Care4Air, in recognition of manufacturing solutions that help reduce carbon emission
The 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.