Rugby business named champions of Europe

A product made by a Rugby company has been named the best of its kind in Europe.

At a ceremony held in Paris this month, Off Grid Energy fought off competition from across the continent to receive the Product of the Year title at the European Rental Awards.

Off Grid Energy designs and manufactures innovative and environmentally-friendly equipment that supplies power where there is no access to mains electricity.

The business is based in Central Park, Rugby and was founded in 2011 by former GEC engineer Danny Jones.

Off Grid Energy’s ‘Grid to Go’ hybrid generator was described by the ERA judges as “necessary product”.

They said: “We were impressed by a product that cleverly combines the benefits of lower energy use with reduced wear and tear on generators – a real double benefit for rental companies and their customers.

“We welcome the Grid to Go’s introduction to the European rental sector.”

The awards honour companies that lend equipment to others to use.

Danny Jones, managing director of Off Grid Energy, said: “To win in Europe was testament to the commercial benefit of our product – it has proved to lower costs substantially for the building, events and agricultural industries.

“Our team is predominantly a local one, from those in the office to our suppliers, and this is proof that the skills exist in Rugby to take on the world.”

And the company is already looking to make its name beyond Europe.

Mr Jones added: “We are attracting interest from as far afield as Australia and Ghana and we are currently negotiating some export contracts. It’s been a busy year already.”