Crestchic, an international leader in load testing solutions, has responded to growing demand in the Russian market by formalising a partnership with Moscow-based Technical Solutions.

Technical Solutions will now exclusively supply Crestchic AC Resistive and Reactive (inductive) loadbanks, as well as DC and MV loadbanks, containerised transformers and associated control equipment, systems and software.

Paul Brickman, sales and marketing manager at Crestchic, explained: “The partnership with Technical Solutions in Russia is integral to our ambitious growth plans for our international load testing business. We worked with the team on various pilot projects last year that were extremely successful – around a dozen machines have been ordered in the last six months, which is phenomenal.

“As the Russian market continues to expand in the oil & gas, shipbuilding and power generation sectors and particularly as we see the growth of data centres, it is crucial that we meet demand via a local point of contact. Formalising our relationship means that we can offer viable solutions delivered through a permanent local team to our existing and potential customers in Russia.”

Alexander Rodikov, general director at Technical Solutions, added: “We have seen a marked increase in demand for loadbanks in the Russian market since starting work with Crestchic in late 2011. Being named as an official partner in Russia will give us the freedom to capitalise on what is a very exciting period of growth in the market.”

Crestchic will be exhibiting with Technical Solutions at the Russia Power exhibition at the Expocentre in Moscow on 5-6 March 2013. For further details visit

Crestchic loadbanks are sold and rented to a range of customers worldwide, primarily in the oil and gas, marine, data centre and power generation sectors. Crestchic has a long history of supporting European manufacturers and has consistently developed its global offering in recent years with expansions into North America, Singapore, India and Brazil. For further information visit