Please find below some of our latest news:

Safe Contractor Accreditation Safe Contractor Accreditation
NiBS have received the Safe Contractor accreditation for another 12 months.  And at the end of July we will have our audit for BS8555 Environmental.  We look forward to re-accreditation; the planning and organising is still going on despite the Corona Virus more

Coronavirus Update May 2020 Coronavirus Update May 2020
As part of the essential worker scheme, much of what we do at NiBS is still continuing during the lockdown.  We have been working at 2 key sites over the last month, and for May we have some more key installations planned.Internally we have been extremely busy as can be seen from the photo.  Our internal team have just worked with each other, and kept more

NiBS Battery Safety Awareness Course is now accredited NiBS Battery Safety Awareness Course is now accredited
The NiBS Battery Safety Awareness course has now been accredited by Agored Cymru. Agored Cymru is the Welsh awarding body of choice for education and training providers in Wales.See the Training pages for further information. more

Drone Photos Drone Photos
We had some fabulous photos taken of our premises recently from a drone.  They really show the full size of all our facilities.  You can see our 4 main buildings starting on the left with the training centre with the solar panels, then the main office to its right, and the production across the road with the two red NiBS vans at the front then the testhouse more

IIP Accreditation April 2019 IIP Accreditation April 2019
NiBS have just received accreditation for Investors in People (IIP) to the new standard for the next 3 years.  Thanks in particular to Shenagh and Gareth for their support in achieving this, and to all the staff for their input and support. more

NiBS 10th Anniversary Battery Conference NiBS 10th Anniversary Battery Conference
Booking is now open for the NiBS 10th Anniversary Battery Conference. Go to the NiBS Battery Conference website pages for further information and the all important booking form. Book early to secure your place ... more

GDPR Update GDPR Update
As of today, 25th May new legislation applies with regard to management of all data.  In order to comply with this NiBS have produced a full set of documentation including Privacy Policies and a Record Retention Schedule and these apply to all suppliers, employees and other stakeholders.  If you would like copies of any of these documents or have any more

ISO9001 2015 ISO9001 2015
NiBS have just transitioned to the new ISO quality standard.  The certification now lasts until March 2021.  Thanks to all the team for achieving this and in particular Mike Easton for his hard work in making this happen more

BS8555 Environmental Approval for another year BS8555 Environmental Approval for another year
NiBS have again retained their environmental standard approval for another year.  The organising committee worked hard to improve all aspects of this work including the monitoring and management of electricity usage, water wastage, and compliance with relevant standards for disposal of all waste.Thanks to all our staff who have made this possible more

25th Anniversary Day 25th Anniversary Day
Great day at NiBS last Friday celebrating our 25th Anniversary.  We held a fete for the local community with face painting, bouncy castle, archery, music, games, food and drink and a number of local groups with stalls.  It was a great success and thanks to everyone who attended and all the staff who worked really hard to make it a fun day more

Powys Business Awards Powys Business Awards
NiBS have come in the top 3 of the category for the Powys Business Awards 2017.  We have been selected in the Small Business (under 30 people) section and we are eagerly anticipating the actual award night on Friday 6th October 2017 in Newtown.  Wish us luck.... more

NiBS 25th Anniversary Bike Ride NiBS 25th Anniversary Bike Ride
Following on from the success of ‘Battery Powered Pudsey’ in 2016, NiBS Ltd are going to mark our 25th Anniversary with another mammoth cycle challenge! ‘Tîm NiBS Arian’ will cycle from the birthplace of Northern Industrial Battery Services Ltd on the shores of Lochgair in Scotland to the home on NiBS in Four Crosses, Powys – more

Energy Storage Energy Storage
NiBS are now promoting energy storage systems.  All batteries do this, but we currently see a large opportunity to store energy produced from various sources such as wind, solar, biomass and anaerobic digesters (AD).  The battery is used to store excess energy which can then be sold into the grid or used to support a load at a time which is more convenient more

Company Training Days Company Training Days
At the start of 2017 NiBS ran a series of very useful sessions covering standard company updates but also Cyber Crime, Equality and Diversity and Customer Service Training.  On the second day we split into groups for a treasure hunt, some creative first aid training and tai chi sessions with a final quiz session.  Pictured is Lynn from Chwarae Teg (Fair more

Sponsored Cycle Ride for Pudsey Completed Sponsored Cycle Ride for Pudsey Completed
The NiBS cycling team of Chris Gilliard, Rob McGill, Dan Hinton, Gareth Dart and Simon Jones successfully completed the 138 mile cycle ride for Pudsey, BBC Children in Need, from NiBS, Four Crosses, Powys to PB Design, Clevedon, Somerset. The ride was done over 2 days, starting on the 18th and concluding on the 19th of September more

Sponsored Cycle Ride for Pudsey Sponsored Cycle Ride for Pudsey
NiBS and PB Design are doing a sponsored ride for Children in Need running up to the conference this year. NiBS will have a team of 5 persons riding from their offices to PB in Clevedon on the 18th and 19th September and the PB team will do the return leg arriving at the conference on Tuesday 8th November 2016 ie the day before the conference.  Pudsey and more

Fun Day - Educational Fun Day - Educational
Apart from learning new skills we went on a lovely walk around the Llanymynech area which included a trip up to the viewing point more

Customer Service Training Customer Service Training
The first group of staff received their customer service training yesterday delivered by Heather Noble of Salt Solutions  Thanks to Heather for an excellent day.  The second group will be covered in 10 days time and there will be a half day for all our engineers at Christmas.  This is an essential more

NiBS help take the cubs to Powis Castle NiBS help take the cubs to Powis Castle
Chris and Julie (Gilliard) helped to take the cubs on the centenary camp to Powis Castle near Welshpool on the 21st and 22nd May 2016.  What a fabulous venue and what a great weekend more

Investors in People Investors in People
NiBS have just regained IIP for another 3 years until 2019.  This was the result of hard work by all our staff and in particular thanks to Shenagh for her efforts and encouragement. more

Achilles UVDB Audit Achilles UVDB Audit
NiBS successfully retained their Achilles UVDB approval with only 3 minor points raised.  Thanks to all the staff for their support and hard work. more

NiBS Rally Car NiBS Rally Car
We are now sponsoring a rally car driven by Tim Bevan with Darren Ikin as navigator.  This was entered this week-end in the Mid Wales Stages and they came 24th overall and 4th in class.  Many congratulations from all at NiBS more

Testing for Telecom End User Testing for Telecom End User
NiBS have recently been doing some testing for a major telecom end user.  For all testing NiBS datalog cell or block voltage throughout the test, and the current and temperature to ensure consistency.  In the case of all witness tests besides a very accurate clamp meter, we use a shunt to confirm the current being measured. The attached photo shows more

NiBS Development (Training) Days NiBS Development (Training) Days
Around Christmas we hold training days for all staff.  This year besides general sessions for all engineers and staff we covered radiation training, HR issues, environment and IIP, technical matters, testing both on site and internally and first aid refresh sessions.One of the sessions included the use of an AED device in case of a heart attack and videos more

Three Phase Inverter System for Solar Panels Three Phase Inverter System for Solar Panels
NiBS have just fitted 3 Sunny Island inverters, one on each phase of the supply for our training centre.  We have fitted a standard FT VRLA product from Hoppecke, an SBS EON from EnerSys, designed for partial state of charge applications, and a lithium from Hoppecke.We will monitor and test the units regularly to assess real life performance, whilst NiBS more

Testing large systems Testing large systems
NiBS have now improved the way that we manage pre-delivery testing of very large complete battery systems.  We have a large load bank capable of coping with most loads, we have a new high voltage charger specified to charge such systems, and we have produced switching boards using safer connection methods for moving between the multiple strings and systems.Most more

Battcon 2015 Battcon 2015
Grant and Mike are attending Battcon this year, to see what goes on in the rest of the battery world.  They hope to come back with contacts and ideas about how NiBS can move forward.  The event takes place in the USA between the 12th and 14th May. more

All Energy Show 6th and 7th May 2015 All Energy Show 6th and 7th May 2015
NiBS are exhibiting at this show in Glasgow this year, to show their specialist and services.  Two of NiBS core services are site inspection and testing, which have now been added to by significant investment in equipment to offer internal pre-delivery testing, product evaluation and battery training.NiBS hope that the platform offered by this show will more

Conference 2014 Conference 2014
The conference is now over for another year.  You can see highlights on twitter on our account @nibsltd and this is also displayed on the opening page.We had a great time and learned of subjects as varied as Lithium Ion technologies and biofuel polishing for gensets.  We already have most of the papers offered for next year which should again be an more

Conference Update Conference Update
We can now confirm the full list of papers for next week's conference.  We will also include a panel session for any questions to be addressed to industry experts.Places are still available for the event.  Full details including all papers are available in Conference News more

PAT testing
Gabor Szabo and Ryan Taylor are both now qualified to conduct PAT testing.  They will mainly use this for internal work ie for NiBS equipment, but if required they will be able to do this on behalf of customers aswell. more

Key Supplier Approval
NiBS are currently working on a programme of approvals for key suppliers.  One of the main drivers of ISO9000 is to confirm and ensure the quality of suppliers to our company.  For this reason NiBS will be inviting their main suppliers to a presentation to explain the needs and aims of this programme.There will be three stages to this work, beginning more

Factory Visit Factory Visit
This week four members of NiBS staff are visiting the GNB facility in Portugal.  NiBS purchase both vented and VRLA product from this factory and so hope to learn more about the product, how it is made and how it should be used.  One of the key aspects of the visit is to establish relationships with key personnel on both sides to develop stronger ties more

End of year update
NiBS have ended their financial year at the end of July.  This year has been challenging with the work to finish off the new production and test house buildings.  For the new year we will be completing the mezzanine floor to build the classrooms in the training centre, and installing new chargers both switch mode and thryistor controlled more

NiBS end of year meeting 9th July 2014 NiBS end of year meeting 9th July 2014
The NiBS end of year meeting took place on the 9th July 2014 at the Wynnstay Hotel, Oswestry.  This last year has been very successful both in terms of business and in terms of the work done to improve our facilities.Our new financial year starts 1st August 2014 and this year's theme will be " Our future is in our hands".  Rob also suggested "The year more

New Employee
NiBS are pleased to announce that Gabor Szabo had commenced work as a service engineer with immediate effect.  He has worked in electrical and mechanical disciplines both in Hungary and in the UK where he has been based for over 10 years.  We wish him success in this new job more

New premises New premises
For those of you who have not followed NiBS in the past year, we have now opened our new production facility which has been built across the road from our office.  We now have a purpose built facility for filling and charging of cells and a separate test house and warehouse. We can now offer a complete testing facility including recording of all block more



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