Industrial resistor manufacturer, Cressall, has taken the first steps to launching its products and services in South America. This follows on from the recent opening of the company’s third site in the UK. In March 2017, Cressall visited Colombia to meet potential partners and customers and has now made plans to return early in September and later to visit Chile, Argentina and Peru in order to build partnerships with potential customers.
“Cressall’s in-house R&D expertise, along with its dedicated facilities in Leicester and elsewhere in the UK, allow the company to create bespoke products that are specifically designed and manufactured to meet the customer’s needs,” explained Stewart Wittering, Marketing Director for South America at Cressall Resistors.
“In South America, Cressall has identified a rapidly growing demand for resistor technology in renewable energy applications. There is potential to participate in the generation of both solar and wind power, with resistor technology helping make the process of energy transmission much smoother as South American nations strive towards reduced reliability on oil and gas. South America is also looking to reduce its dependence on hydro-electric schemes as a result of reduced rainfall from the combined effects of El Niño, La Niña and global warming.”
Cressall’s range of products mostly falls into four main categories - the protection of electricity generation, transmission and distribution networks and plant, including transformers; dynamic braking resistors, used in building lifts, escalators, winches, road and rail transport; marine applications, as used by the Royal Navy, the US Navy, oil platforms, dockside cranes and cable winches; and renewable energy, such as wind and solar power. The company currently works with a range of end users and systems integrators to deliver tailored energy protection solutions.