WB Power Services (WBPS) celebrate a huge milestone this December, reaching 40 years in the business and continuing to provide critical power, maintenance and hire solutions to a variety of sectors and organisations across the UK.
Since their first operations back in December 1983, the family-run business continues to carry those same values of teamwork, customer service and commitment to critical power, as they did all those years ago.
The company’s partnership with Kohler, one of the largest manufacturers operating in the generating set market globally, has cemented their position within the power marketplace. Named as the sole, European authorised distributor for Kohler generators and spare parts, WBPS’s relationship with the power systems group continues to go from strength to strength.
Reaching many significant milestones over the years, including securing major generator contract wins for Queens Medical Centre and the British Antarctic Survey back in 1985, to employing its 50th member of staff in 1992, each one of the company’s highlights has helped shape the business into what it is today.
Today with employees surpassing 400, and the company’s recent acquisition of Hodgson Acoustics and rebrand as Wiltech Acoustics, further adds to their powerful position within the marketplace, exemplifying their strength and commitment to provide critical power solutions across the board.
Following significant growth across the businesses, the company recently announced an annual turnover of £110m in 2023, and with the acquisition and continued growth planned, the company expects to take this through to £200m going forward.
Andy Wilmott, CEO of the Wilmott Group and Managing Director of WB Power and Wiltech, comments about the company’s successes. “We are so very proud of how far the company has come since those early days. From reaching a variety of significant milestones, to cementing our partnership with Kohler and securing many utility contracts across the UK, we are indebted to everyone who has played their part in helping the company develop.
The growth of the business over the past 40 years has been nothing short of outstanding. We value every single person who has contributed to its amazing journey. Whatever the sector of the business, here at WBPS we operate as a team, continuing to take pride in all the achievements from every part of the business. It is through collective hard work and commitment that we can say we are the biggest and best critical power specialist in the UK, as well as Kohler’s No. 1 distributor for its generators and parts. Thank you to everyone for making the past 40 years a complete success!”