Presidents, prime ministers and royalty relying on Powervamp at Paris Air Show
Presidents, prime ministers and the wealthiest men and woman on the planet are set to rely on a South West manufacturer to ensure a major show runs without a glitch this month.
Powervamp, which is based in Weston-super-Mare, has been awarded the contract to provide all ground power to the static park at the prestigious Paris Air Show.
The company manufactures cutting edge power products for various sectors including automotive, aviation and the built environment and exports to over forty countries around the world; counting Downing Street, London Heathrow and Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club amongst its clients.
At the Paris Air Show, to be held from June 15 to June 21 in the north of the city, Powervamp will ensure aircraft from around the world are receiving constant power so enthusiasts, industry buyers and visitors, that include politicians and some of the world’s richest people, can visit and inspect the planes.
Over 2,115 international exhibitors and 139,000 trade visitors from all over the world are expected to attend the event, which spans several acres.
Visitors to the show will also be able to watch aircraft performing flying displays, as well as being exhibited.
Richard Roller, who is joint Managing Director of Powervamp, comments: “There aren’t many shows like this in the world. When you are working at the show the pressure is intense because if the power fails, then it is millions of dollars at stake.
“To be the main provider of ground power is a major coup, not just for us as a company but for British engineering and manufacturing. We’re showcasing our products to the rest of the world at this event, so we are duly proud because not many companies can do what we can.”
The event is the world’s largest and oldest air show and was established in 1909. It is the fourth year Powervamp has won the contract.
Presidents, prime ministers and royalty are regular guests and one of the major purposes of the events is to demonstrate military and civilian aircraft to potential customers.
Major aircraft sales contracts are also often announced by manufacturers during the show.