17 Jun 2024

Maintech Power celebrates 25 years of delivering and maintaining the UK’s High Voltage infrastructure

Maintech Power, the High Voltage (HV) installation and maintenance specialist, is celebrating its 25th anniversary of supporting the UK’s major electrical infrastructure.

The Ipswich-based business has marked its quarter century in business with the assembly of its new senior management team, which will deliver Maintech Power’s growth and long-term future, supporting major power infrastructure projects locally and across the UK.

Led by new Divisional Director Aaron Sallows, who has spent more than three years with the business and has more than a decade of HV engineering experience, the senior management team will implement Maintech Power’s strategy to play a significant role in the country’s transition to net-zero, including attracting and retaining new talent to support its growing project pipeline.

Maintech Power was founded in 1998 as Maintenance & Technical Services before it joined with Independent Connection Provider (ICP) Dunamis to form Dunamis Group, with the Group subsequently acquired by Fulcrum Group in 2018.

Initially focused on the provision of maintenance works for industrial and commercial sites, including private electricity networks at large complexes, the company has evolved to play a key role in the UK’s transition to a low carbon economy.

Building a track-record as a chosen contractor for HV installation and maintenance, Maintech Power has built a portfolio of more than 550 clients across Britain and Northern Ireland, including GlaxoSmithKline, the NHS, EDF Renewables, Cambridge University and Costco.

Most recently it has contributed to a significant local infrastructure project, Lowestoft’s Gull Wing Bridge, and supported its sister business, Dunamis, with the application of its specialist capabilities at Lightsource bp’s 158-acre solar farm at Tiln Farm in Nottinghamshire.

Employing 35, Maintech Power’s dedicated team also provide 24-hour emergency maintenance services.  During the COVID pandemic the business also gave its support to the NHS by providing free electrical network inspections and providing temporary power arrays for the refrigeration containers for vaccine trials.

Alongside the delivery of the company’s expertise, Maintech Power is also focused on developing future generations of engineers who will install and maintain the UK’s future energy infrastructure.

Maintech Power’s apprentices undergo on-the-job training and work closely alongside its experienced engineers on a range of projects across the country.

We are exceptionally proud to have achieved this significant milestone, which is testament to the exceptional hard work and capabilities of everyone who has worked for Maintech Power during the past 25 years, and the excellent long-term relationships we have built with our established client base.

Our highly specialised high voltage expertise has enabled us to evolve the business to support a cross section of industries, most notably the renewable energy sector, which is presenting more opportunities for growth.

As a result, we are part of East Anglia’s energy cluster and the expert supply chain that operates out of the region in the renewable energy sectors, supporting local projects, but also providing our expert capabilities on sites up and down the country.

This blend of local expertise delivered nationally has helped us maintain the family business culture at Maintech Power, attracting and retaining talented people who have progressed their careers with the business.  We are continuing with that ethos, both in providing progression opportunities for our current workforce, but also by creating new roles for apprentices and experienced engineers to help us play an increasingly integral role in the UK’s transition to net zero.

Aaron Sallows, Divisional Director