Hawker Siddeley Switchgear Ltd.
Hawker Siddeley Switchgear Ltd - providing reassurance with over 130 years of switchgear expertiseAs a major national and international manufacturer of a range of indoor and outdoor medium voltage distribution, marine and transit switchgear, Hawker Siddeley Switchgear Ltd serves not only electrical utilities worldwide but also a vast array of industrial, commercial and transit sectors where the need for safe and reliable power supplies are paramount.
We are intensely proud of our heritage which can be traced back over 125 years to when Charles Francis Brush established the Brush Electrical Engineering Company at Falcon Works in Loughborough in 1888.
Since then, incorporating world renowned switchgear brands such as South Wales Switchgear, Brush Switchgear and Whipp & Bourne, Hawker Siddeley Switchgear Ltd has evolved into the global switchgear company that it is today.
The success of our background and the original companies can not be ignored - rooted in their ability to pioneer ground-breaking technologies and introduce state-of-the-art developments, and it is this tradition and integrity that we continue to build on well into the 21st Century.
With a highly-skilled workforce of 550 and facilities in South Wales in the UK and in Australia, Colombia and the United States, in addition of a Technology Centre in Loughborough, UK. We have maintained a global reach – building on a clear and unrivalled reputation for innovation.
Our key focus lies in four areas:
AC Switchgear – supplied to world utilities and contractors for use with outdoor overhead lines and both indoor and outdoor sub-stations.
DC Switchgear – for controlling the power supplies to rail transit systems and industrial users.
Aftermarket – a highly important arm of the business developed as a result of the need to provide continuous support to a massive, global product installation base.
A commitment to research and development has continued to provide us with clear competitive advantages, enabling the introduction of new products which are not only fit for purpose but which offer strong value-for-money benefits. Quality and reliability come as standard, features underpinned by our attention to engineering detail.
Our latest range of switchgear utilises our “Fit & Forget” technology™. Utilising the very latest materials and technologies available, “Fit & Forget” technology combines the award winning, patented magnetic actuator with vacuum interrupter technology. This technological advancement provides our customers with a compelling, yet environmentally friendly solution, by reducing the number of components and by investing in the use of new materials and manufacturing techniques. We have stretched the maintenance boundaries of switchgear equipment moving the life expectancy of products from 2,000 to 10,000 operations and beyond.
Through this “design excellence”, Hawker Siddeley Switchgear Ltd both challenge and continuously set new standards in product and technological developments, for others to follow.
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