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AVK Ireland goes from strength to strength with appointment of new General Manager Dave Goulding

Dave Goulding joins the team as General Manager of its Irish business.

With business growing at an impressive rate for AVK|SEG (UK) Ltd, the UK’s leading provider of critical power systems and maintenance, the company is pleased to announce this new appointment

AVK continues to bring all of its design, engineering and service experience to Ireland, working with strategic partners to design, deliver, manage and maintain large-scale data centre, finance and enterprise critical power projects across the country.

With over 30 years’ experience delivering unbeatable customer service across a range of sectors, Dave also brings to the AVK Irish team a wealth of knowledge from within the critical power industry.

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AVK and Rolls-Royce Enter into an Exclusive Partnership in the UK & Ireland for the Supply of Diesel Standby Gensets

Exclusive Partnership in the UK & Ireland for the Supply of Diesel Standby Gensets

With immediate effect, AVK, the largest supplier of critical power solutions for data centres and the financial sector in the UK, will now enter into an exclusive partnership with Rolls-Royce MTU brand for standby gensets in UK and Ireland.

The exclusivity agreement was signed by AVK’s UK Managing Director Chris Pritchard, MTU’s UK Managing Director Bruce Phillips and Vice President Power Generation at the Rolls-Royce Power Systems business unit, Andreas Görtz, recently in London.

The outstanding cooperation with AVK so far has demonstrated that we are stronger together and able to deliver even better products and services to our customers, therefore we are extremely pleased with this agreement “, explains Andreas Görtz. Continue reading “AVK and Rolls-Royce Enter into an Exclusive Partnership in the UK & Ireland for the Supply of Diesel Standby Gensets”

What If the Lights Go Out? A Question For A Power Dependent Society…

What If the Lights Go Out? A Question For A Power Dependent Society…

In today’s modern world we are all totally reliant on power – but have you ever thought what would happen if the lights went out unexpectedly?

An interesting thought perhaps. Especially, if you’ve never really considered the implications of a loss of power.

AVK have recently produced a video entitled ‘A City Without Power’. The objective of this was two-fold; obviously to use as a marketing tool, but also importantly to highlight how different our world could be without an energy resource called electricity, or to put it in other words, the ‘lifeblood’ of our daily lives. The difference without this little thought about and ‘invisible’ part of our infrastructure is as much a contrast between day and night it seems.

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Need a New Challenge? AVK Are Looking For Talent Just Like You

Take your career to new heights with no ceiling at AVK.

Are you seeking a new challenge within one of the UK’s market leaders? As part of our exciting growth plans we are looking for like minded goal orientated driven individuals to become part of our team.

As result of our strategic growth we have career openings throughout UK and Ireland within Projects including Sales and Management, Service Operations, Electrical Engineering and Finance.

Having recently won the title of ‘Dynamic Business of the Year’, now is an incredible time to take on a new opportunity with a progressive and forward-thinking leader in the critical power sector.

If you’re looking to join our expanding team, why not look at our latest job vacancies on the careers section of our website?

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AVK Attains Constructionline Gold Membership


AVK are pleased to announce that we have attained Gold Membership from Constructionline, giving our clients enhanced assurance about safety, quality and environmental management standards.

As the UK’s Leaders in Critical Power, achieving the enhanced membership reflects our continued determination to be a leader in our sector on quality, health, safety and the environment.

Chris Pritchard, Managing Director of AVK said: “By achieving Gold Membership, AVK has both demonstrated and proven to our buyers that our robust systems and processes have been subjected to increased scrutiny around governance and risk management”.

Gaining Gold membership has seen key areas of our business including environmental management, quality management, equalities, and diversity stringently examined. Throughout the process AVK has provided additional evidence about its legal compliance in key areas such as modern slavery, anti-bribery and corruption, and equal opportunities.

AVK is also accredited under Safe Contractor, CHAS, ACDC, AMPS, Achilles Power Tech, Achilles UVDB, and RISQS Audit, among others.

For all generator, UPS project and servicing & maintenance requirements, call us on 01628 503900, email: or visit:

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AVK Welcomes Andy Smith – New Head of Service

AVK welcomes Andy Smith.

Having joined AVK recently, we are pleased to announce his appointment as Head of Service.

Andy will be leading a first class operational team for all Generator, UPS and Battery Storage systems.

With over a decade of experience in the service industry following a distinguished military career, Andy aims to be a point of escalation for any operational issues and ensure all our customers get the level of service expected.

Read more about what AVK Service can do for you please visit:

To find out more on how we can help with your next Generator or UPS project and servicing & maintenance requirements, give us a call on 01628 503900, email or visit

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AVK Celebrates Performance at Annual Kick Off Meeting

AVK employees came together recently for our annual ‘Kick Off’ meeting!

Hosted at the De Vere Beaumont Estate, Old Windsor, all our staff came together and joined in celebrating not just an outstanding past year in terms of growth, delivery and exciting new products and ventures but also 2019 year marks a huge milestone in our history – AVK turning 30 years old!

Throughout the morning staff were delivered informative presentations from the MD, directors and managers of the numerous departments within AVK highlighting key successes and setting targets for the year ahead, everyone was fired up to take on the challenges of the year ahead but not before a fun team building exercise in the form of a ‘Bank Heist’ problem solving challenge!

Following on from the afternoons activities, the evening culminated with a gala awards dinner with prizes for our most highly achieving staff members and a hosted casino with roulette and blackjack.

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AVK nominated Finalists for Leading Data Centre Awards

We Made the List!

It has just been announced that AVK have been chosen as a finalist for the DCS Awards. We are one of eight shortlisted companies in the ‘Data Centre Facilities Vendor of the Year’ category to make it through to the gala awards night on Thursday 16th May 2019 at the Grange St Paul’s Hotel, London.

Now in its 9th year, the DCS awards are an annual event designed to reward the key manufacturers, suppliers and providers operating in the data centre arena. The Awards recognise the achievements of the vendors and their business partners alike and this year encompass a wide range of facilities and information technology award categories designed to address all of the main areas of the data centre market in Europe.

We are ecstatic to be nominated and have our work in the data centre sector recognised and held in high regard along with the opportunity to compete against fellow industry leaders.

Voting closes on the 3rd May 2019 so please get your vote in for AVK quickly – we’d be extremely grateful!

To vote please visit:, use the drop-down filter to our category and click vote on our logo.

Thank you for your support.

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Thank You DCW London 2019!

Thank You London!

AVK would like to express our thanks to the hundreds of visitors who took the time to visit our stand over the two days of Data Centre World 2019 at ExCeL London.

DCW is a true highlight in our calendar and 2019’s event is proved as successful as ever – a huge amount of interest was shown in our Data Centre critical power solutions; from our UPS systems and Standby Generators to our comprehensive maintenance and service offering.

Our team of industry experts were delighted to make so many new contacts, greet so many faces (both old and new) and to be able to provide knowledge and answers to varied technical questions surrounding critical power.

Roll on DCW 2020! 

And remember you can talk to ‘The Power People’ anytime , call us on:01628 503900 or email:

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AVK Attends Data Centre World 2019

It’s here! We are pleased to announce that AVK are exhibiting at DCW London 2019 between March 12th & 13th at ExCeL London.

Our industry experts will be available on stand D930 to answer all of your questions regarding backup power, data centre power projects, servicing, maintenance and everything concerning critical power projects. We will have specialists on hand to discuss requirements for Data Centre power solutions including;

• High Power standby diesel products up to 4000kVA for large Data Centre applications

• 10MW single machine Dual Fuel and Gas generation for sites with limited or no grid connection

• High power modular UPS systems in 2000kW units

• Battery storage for grid scale frequency regulation and capacity market

• Protection Relays for feeder protection and G/59 – G/99 mains de-coupling

• Specialist Service and Maintenance

If you haven’t yet registered for free, please visit:

Our friendly team will be waiting to help you with advice, knowledge and expertise on protecting your critical power supplies – we look forward to seeing you next week.

To find out more on how we can help with your next generator or UPS project and servicing & maintenance requirements, give us a call on 01628 503900, email

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