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Leading green tech manufacturer signs historic agreement with npower Business

Leading green tech manufacturer signs historic agreement with npower Business

EMSc (UK) Ltd, the Sheffield based manufacturer of Powerstar, the market leading voltage optimisation brand, has announced a historic partnership agreement with npower Business, one of the UK’s leading energy providers to small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs).

The partnership will make npower Business the first energy company in the UK to offer the pioneering, money saving Powerstar voltage optimisation technology to its business customers.

The decision by npower Business to exclusively market the unique range of patented Powerstar voltage optimisation solutions highlights the standing the brand has developed in the market since being established in 2001.

All Powerstar systems are fully manufactured in the Sheffield, UK, to the highest standards and come with guaranteed savings for customers – benefits that were of particular importance to npower Business when deciding to partner with Powerstar.

npower Business was also impressed with the level of service and support that is provided by the Powerstar team, in addition the knowledge and expertise that is offered to all its customers.

The agreement will see npower Business offering Powerstar voltage optimisation systems to customers as one of the tools available to them to save money and reduce energy consumption.

Dr. Alex Mardapittas managing director of Powerstar said, “We are proud to be working in partnership with npower Business to deliver our multi award winning, Powerstar voltage optimisation systems to businesses across the UK. We remain committed to manufacturing in the UK, as we have been since being established 14 years ago.”

Philip Scholes, SME markets director at npower Business, said, “From our own discussions with our customers, we know that they are all looking to get a better handle on their outgoings, reducing them where and wherever possible.

“Whilst many shrug off energy as a necessary cost, there are almost always ways in which businesses can make greater savings; and voltage optimisation is one of the many tools we can supply our customers to help them to save money.”

For more information about Powerstar solutions visit email or call 0114 572683.

About EMSc (UK) Ltd:

EMSc (UK) Ltd, based in Sheffield, UK, is an energy solutions manufacturer renowned for the design and manufacture of the Star® range of energy saving technologies, including flagship solution – Powerstar voltage optimisation systems.

Along with a UK head office, EMSc (UK) Ltd has offices in Australia and Cyprus. Together they serve regional business operations and work alongside a network of local distribution partners, who in turn work globally to bring the company’s award winning technologies to market. The company has been honoured with many prestigious awards and accolades:

• Quality Assurance ISO9001 and Environmental ISO4001 accredited

• Awarded with the Made In Sheffield mark of manufacturing excellence

• NICEIC approved contractor

• Safecontractor approved

• 2014 – Winner Energy Environment Award, Sheffield Business Awards

• 2013 – Winner of the UKT&I Exporter of the Year Award

• 2012 – Winner of the PWC Private Business Award for Yorkshire

• 2011 – Winner of the Yorkshire Post Business in Excellence Innovation Award

• 2010 – Winner of the Yorkshire Forward Innovator/10: Innovation in Action Award

• 2006 – Winner of the CARE4AIR AWARD

• 2006 & 2004 SMART Award for Innovation

About Powerstar:

Powerstar is a true voltage optimisation system that is designed and manufactured by EMSc (UK) Ltd. Powerstar is an engineered electrical energy saving solution for commercial buildings that works to reduce energy consumption, lower electricity bills and reduce a company’s impact on the environment. Powerstar:

• Has been manufactured in the UK by EMSc (UK) Ltd for over 13 years

• Is the only voltage optimisation system in the world to be granted a patent on its design

• Range includes Powerstar HV MAX (HV side optimisation) and Powerstar (LV side fixed optimisation) as well as Powerstar MAX (LV side electronic-dynamic optimisation)

• Has been installed successfully worldwide – Landmark installations include: Palace of Westminster, London City Hall, House of Keys and Western Parliament Australia

• Clients include: ASDA, NHS, Cineworld, Co-Operative Group, Hilton Hotels, Sheffield Hallam University, Transport for London, Premier Inn, Cabinet Office, AESSEAL, Merseyside Police, Sandvik, Punch Taverns, Beefeater Grill, Holiday Inn, Mothercare, University of Surrey, London Fire Brigade and Sheffield City Council

• Range is fully designed and manufactured in the UK, by Sheffield based EMSc (UK) Ltd

• Systems reduce electricity consumption, delivering savings on electricity bills through the reduction and cleaning of the incoming power supply, at the same time also reducing CO2 emissions

• Has recorded savings of up to 26.1% on electricity consumption (Guoman Thistle Hotel – London), average expected savings from installation of a Powerstar system are 12%-15%

• Comes with guaranteed savings, 15 years warranty (10 outside the UK) and an expected 50 year lifespan


About npower Business:

npower Business is one of the UK’s leading energy suppliers to small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs). The company supplies gas and electricity to more than 350,000 business accounts.

We’re in touch with more than 900 SMEs and through them, we’ve heard what business owners really want from their energy company and the issues they face when running a business.

We can help customers to save 20% or more off their bills through a range of free and paid for energy efficiency measures.

We’re gradually improving our online account management offering to customers.

We can help customers manage their cash flow through the use of Automated Meter Reads and more accurate bills.

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For further information please contact:

Alf Lombardi at Shrewdd Marketing


Telephone: +44 1422 363424


Gill Crook at Shrewdd Marketing


Telephone: +44 1422 363424