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Lifting Active Power's Mission-Critical Solutions

Bison Group

16 Oct 4 Minutes

Customer Stories

Bison C-Lift Takes POWERHOUSE UPS Across The Country

At Bison, we take pride in not just lifting containers but elevating our customers' success. In this case, the C-Lift T Series has revolutionized the way Active Power deploys its containerized energy solutions, as echoed by their own team.

From its state-of-the-art headquarters in Austin, TX, Active Power specializes in the creation and production of battery-free flywheel uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems and energy storage solutions designed to meet the critical power needs of global applications. Active Power’s next-generation POWERHOUSE, is an enclosed UPS system, engineered within a standard 40-foot high cube shipping container.

Gene Stephens, Head of Engineering at Active Power, says, “We came across Bison, and we're lucky to partner with them to take our POWERHOUSE containerized solution across the country.”

Rapid Container Deployment Without Crane Hire

Active Power's challenge was transporting the POWERHOUSE across the United States for demonstrations. Organizing high capacity crane hire at each point of every journey was time consuming and costly. Bison emerged as an obvious partner, and by installing the C-Lift T Series on the POWERHOUSE, Active Power overcame its logistical obstacles.

Stephens was quick to highlight, "One of the great advantages of the Bison T Series… is our ability to have our field service technicians unload the ISO container on site without crane services."

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Safety and Efficiency Prioritised

For Active Power, the benefits of the C-Lift T Series were abundantly clear:

  • Unparalleled Mobility: The mobility and flexibility afforded by the C-Lift T Series allowed them to showcase their innovation to a broader audience.

  • Cost Savings: The T Series eliminated the need for crane services, bringing efficiency and cost-effectiveness to Active Power's deployment strategy.

  • Enhanced Safety: The simple and controlled nature of container handling with the C-Lift T Series translated into a safer lifting operation and reduced the level of lift planning and manpower that came with lifting by crane.

The partnership between Active Power and Bison has not only streamlined the deployment of POWERHOUSE solutions but also transformed the way Active Power presents their innovation to the US market. The C-Lift T Series has been instrumental in helping Active Power expand their reach, save costs, and prioritize safety. Together, we are powering a brighter, safer future.

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"The Bison C-Lift has been an incredible addition to our capabilities for use in our POWERHOUSE product, with significant ease in moving the product without having to have a crane lift."

- Colin Sullivan, Safety Officer, Active Power