Blog – Page 2 – AVK


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

avkservice criticalpower ups generators avkservice

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.

#Generators #UPS #CriticalPower

Generators UPS #CriticalPower

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.

DCSaward DataCentre Generators UPS #CriticalPower

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:

DCW19 DataCentreWorld Generators UPS

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

DCW19 DataCentreWorld Generators UPS

AVK achieving excellence in health and safety

AVK has been awarded accreditation from Alcumus SafeContractor for achieving excellence in health and safety in the workplace.  This will complement its CHAS accreditation which has also been renewed recently.

SafeContractor is a leading third-party accreditation scheme which recognises extremely rigorous standards in health and safety management amongst contractors. CHAS is an independent assessor of Health and Safety competence. 

Achieving this level of recognition demonstrates AVK’s ongoing commitment to consistently improve and maintain its health and safety standards.

Chris Pritchard, AVK Managing Director said, “With these accreditations, we have reached an important step for our business in showing our commitment to our clients and employees alike.  This reaffirms our position as a leading provider in the critical power sector”.

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

#healthandsafety #power #protection #criticalpower #ups #generators #avkservice #safecontractor #chas

1,300 LinkedIn Followers milestone reached

It doesn’t seem that long ago when we reported on reaching the previous milestone of 1,200 followers. Now we are at 1,300 in what seems like the blink of an eye.

Many thanks to all of our followers – existing and new. As already posted before, we really appreciate your interaction with us on LinkedIn. More exciting things are happening here at AVK over the coming weeks, so please keep reading our posts.

Thank you from the AVK|SEG (UK) Ltd Team.    

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

power protection criticalpower ups generators avkservice linkedinfollowers

AVK Expands in Ireland

With business growing at an impressive rate for AVK|SEG (UK) Ltd, the UK’s leading provider of critical power systems and maintenance is expanding further in Ireland.

AVK now has a growing and dedicated team, fulfilling contracts and giving expert advice to clients – all based from its newly refurbished premises in Dublin. The AVK Ireland team consists of extremely knowledgeable professionals, with many years of experience in data centre power projects and generator/UPS servicing and maintenance.

Chris Pritchard, AVK Managing Director said “We are 100% committed to the Irish critical power market, which is an incredibly exciting place to be expanding our business. Our commitment to clients, both present and future, can be seen in the investment we are making in the newly refurbished Dublin premises and expansion of our team”.

Not only is AVK continuing to bring all of its servicing experience and expertise to Ireland, it is also working with strategic partners to design, implement and manage large-scale data centre power projects across the country.

To find out more on how AVK can help with your next Irish generator or UPS project and servicing/maintenance requirements please call 1 431 9847, email or visit

See us at Data Centre World 2019

With just a few weeks to go, we at AVK|SEG (UK) Ltd are proud to announce our participation at Data Centre World 2019. 

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 more on 12-13 March at the ExCeL in London. A further important announcement regarding AVK at this event will follow soon…

Woodward Relays Now on Amtech

AVK’s Protection and Controls division is pleased to announce that their Woodward range of protection relays are now available on Amtech Protect Software.

This will allow you to easily integrate them into your design and coordinate their grading with other devices on your system.

We at AVK|SEG (UK) Ltd, offer a comprehensive range of relays for a variety of applications available including:

• Overcurrent and Earth Fault 

• Self-Powered

• Feeder Protection

• Differential Protection

• Motor Protection

• Generator Protection

• G59 Relays

From simple single function relays to fully programmable HV protection and control systems, we can offer the right product to suit any application or budget.

To learn more about the Amtech Protect Software, visit: For the Woodward Protection Relay Range, visit: Call: 01628 503900 Email: Visit:

powerprotection #relays controls amtech AVK woodward