NIBS

Please find below some of our latest news:


Pirelli Motorsport UK Welsh Rally Championship - Rallynuts Stages and final championship standings Pirelli Motorsport UK Welsh Rally Championship - Rallynuts Stages and final championship standings
Going into the last round it was a must win situation for the NiBS sponsored team of Robi Wood/ Osian Davies if they wanted to have a chance of taking the overall championship class win. Starting once again from the showground in Builth Wells the crews headed out to stage 1 Myherin, Wood/ Davies had the start they wanted taking 5 seconds off Lennox/ Evans and ...read more


NiBS expansion project - NiBS Warehouse Facility NiBS expansion project - NiBS Warehouse Facility
As a result of increased demand during the 2020 Lockdown and upcoming projects NiBS now require significant additional storage space for customers stocks. Our existing Warehouse is 225m2, a third of the new proposal. The existing premises reached maximum occupation during 2020, primarily caused by the Covid-19 ‘lockdown’. NiBS are still finding ...read more


NiBS Sponsor Shrewsbury Development Centre (DC) Football Club NiBS Sponsor Shrewsbury Development Centre (DC) Football Club
NiBS are pleased to be a sponsor of Shrewsbury DC Football Club for the 2021/22 season by providing Training/ warm up jackets. Richard Owen Club Chairman is pictured holding one of the jackets. Shrewsbury DC Football Club, based out of Lilleshall National Sports Centre, are playing in the Midland Football League, U21 North West Division.Their season has got off ...read more


NiBS expansion project - NiBS Warehouse - Site work has started NiBS expansion project - NiBS Warehouse - Site work has started
After several delays, work has started on the NiBS development expansion project - The NiBS Warehouse Facility.Works are expected to last 3 months, with completion and handover expected for Jan. 2022. ...read more


NiBS - Pirelli Motorsport UK Welsh Rally Championship - Results - Eventsigns Woodpecker Stages NiBS - Pirelli Motorsport UK Welsh Rally Championship - Results - Eventsigns Woodpecker Stages
Rally Report from the Woodpecker Stages 2021.Tight battle between the local crewsAnother close battle commenced between a number of Powys crews on the Event Signs Woodpecker Stages in Knighton last weekend. Lennox/ Evans set the early pace on Stage 1 going 1 second quicker than Wood/ Davies and 2 seconds quicker than Crone/ James. But brake issues for Lennox ...read more


NiBS - Pirelli Motorsport UK Welsh Rally Championship - Update - Eventsigns Woodpecker Stages NiBS - Pirelli Motorsport UK Welsh Rally Championship - Update - Eventsigns Woodpecker Stages
Eventsigns Woodpecker Stages - Saturday 4th September (Non spectator event)https://www.woodpecker-rally.co.uk/Robi Wood and Osian Davies will be aiming to extend their early lead, in the Road Rally (W5) class, in the 2021 Motorsport UK Pirelli Welsh National Rally Championship when Round 2 of the series, the Eventsigns Woodpecker Stages takes place on ...read more


NiBS Battery Conference 2021 - August Update NiBS Battery Conference 2021 - August Update
Exhibitor Update ...Crestchic and MDL Technologies Ltd have now been added to the Exhibitor list for the NIBS Battery Conference 2021.Crestchic have been specialising in load bank manufacture since 1983. Crestchic has the knowledge and expertise to meet your power load testing requirements, and exceed your expectations. With sales and rentals offices ...read more


NiBS - Pirelli Motorsport UK Welsh Rally Championship -  Eventsigns Woodpecker Stages NiBS - Pirelli Motorsport UK Welsh Rally Championship - Eventsigns Woodpecker Stages
Robi Wood and Osian Davies have secured entry into the next event in the Pirelli Motorsport UK Welsh Rally Championships calendar, the Eventsigns Woodpecker Stages.For further information go to https://www.woodpecker-rally.co.uk/The rally takes place on Saturday the 4th of September 2021. ...read more


NiBS - Pirelli Motorsport UK Welsh Rally Championship - Results - Nicky Grist Stages NiBS - Pirelli Motorsport UK Welsh Rally Championship - Results - Nicky Grist Stages
Huge congratulations are in order for Robi and Osian. They won their event class ...Final results: Wood/ Davies (1st Pirelli Welsh Championship Road Rally Class, 2nd B11 event class and 67th overall) Crone/ James (2nd Pirelli Welsh Championship Road Rally Class, 3rd B11 event class and 75th overall) Thatcher/ Samuel (3rd Pirelli Welsh Championship ...read more


NiBS - Pirelli Motorsport UK Welsh Rally Championship - Update - Nicky Grist Stages NiBS - Pirelli Motorsport UK Welsh Rally Championship - Update - Nicky Grist Stages
The NiBS sponsored Ford Escort MkII or Robi Wood had a successful practice day this Saturday, the  3rd July. Robi reported - All went well with no issues. Their first event is the Nicky Grist Stages is this weekend 10-11th July. Unfortunately due to Covid and MOD restrictions, the Nicky Grist Stages are a non-spectator event. However, live streams ...read more


EV Charging while visiting NiBS ... EV Charging while visiting NiBS ...
A visitor to NiBS takes advantage of a free Electric Vehicle (EV) charge top-up.NiBS have 2 Rolec Securicharge Electric Vehicle Changepoints, 7.2Kw and 22Kw. These are available to NiBS staff and visitors to charge their EV's.The chargepoints are connected to the NiBS - Intilion Scalebloc. The Scalebloc is a modular expandable 60Kwh Energy Storage System ...read more


NiBS Battery Conference 2021 Update
NiBS are pleased to announce that a further 5 exhibitors have confirmed their place at this years NiBS Battery Conference ...Hillstone Loadbanks, Hoppecke, Intilion, PE Systems and Alcad Ltd.There are only a few spaces remaining, don't delay book your place at the NiBS Battery Conference 2021 now.  ...read more


NiBS Battery Conference 2021 - The Booking Form is now LIVE.
The NiBS Battery Conference 2021 Booking Form form went LIVE on the 1st June.We already have several confirmed exhibitors ...Enersys, C&D Technologies, Ecobat, Exide Technologies, PB Design, Benning Power Electronics, and FIAMM Energy and Technology.Don't miss out, book your place. ...read more


NiBS Battery Conference 2021
Exhibitor and Delegate Pricing added to Conference page. ...read more


NiBS Battery Conference 2021 - Save the Dates
The NiBS Battery Conference has been launched. Save the Dates: 3rd & 4th November 2021 – Oswestry, Shropshire.The NiBS website booking form goes live on the 1st June 2021 @ 10am.  ...read more


NiBS Battery Conference 2021
Preparation for the NiBS Annual Battery Conference 2021 is well underway. NiBS will officially launch the event the week commencing the 4th May 2021. ...read more


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 ...read 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 ...read 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. ...read 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 ...read 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. ...read 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 ... ...read 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 ...read 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 ...read 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  ...read 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 ...read 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.... ...read 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 – ...read 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 ...read 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 ...read 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 ...read 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 ...read 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 ...read 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 https://www.facebook.com/saltsolutionsuk/.  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 ...read 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 ...read 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. ...read 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.  ...read 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 ...read 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 ...read 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 ...read 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 ...read 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 ...read 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. ...read 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 ...read 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 ...read 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  ...read 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. ...read 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 ...read 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 ...read 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 ...read 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 ...read 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 ...read 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 ...read more


Accreditations

 


© 2014 Northern Industrial Battery Services Ltd. All rights reserved.

Northern Industrial Battery Services Ltd
Four Crosses Business Park, Four Crosses,
Llanymynech, Powys, SY22 6ST.

T: 01691 830089 | E: sales@nibsltd.com

 

VAT no 617 1001 90 | Reg no 4073791

 

Site by Notcon