Western Switchgear Ltd
Western Switchgear assembly


About us



Western Switchgear Ltd provides Switchboard Panel assemblies to customer requirements and specifications. Our panels are built using the latest built in safety technologies ARC Flash labelling is provided on our panels where ARC Flash studies have taken place. Providing operators with information on how to protect themselves when working on the panel. Our electrical Switchboards are built to IEC 61435 and can be design verified if required.


We are a Wells group company, with Telarc ISO 9001 registration, formed in 1985 to meet a clear need for high quality, custom built, low voltage Switchboards, Motor Control Centres and Control and Distribution Panels.


To be a leader in our field, Western Switchgear set out the following clearly defined objectives at the time of our formation:


-  A  company driven to achieve its objectives

- To produce a quality product at a competitive price

- To achieve the highest possible quality standards

- To provide solutions to customer needs

- Management and staff focused on customer satisfaction





Our ISO 9001 accreditation means Western Switchgear Ltd has a robust Quality Assurance system.


This Quality Accreditation allows us to predominantly participate in highly specialised industries including the Petrochemical, Dairy, Power Generation, Water and Wastewater Treatment by providing:


- Formal certification of our system demonstrating our commitment to quality, productivity and customer satisfaction.

- The customer with confidence in our ability to deliver products or services that consistently meet their requirements.

- Continued customer confidence in our effectiveness through Telarc registration.

- A management system assessed and recognised by New Zealand’s most recognised certification body.


The nature of clients places specific emphasis on experience, expertise, capability, reliability and quality.


At Western Switchgear, every staff member is committed to delivering quality products that comply in every respect to the client’s contractual specifications and to regulatory requirements.


As a Telarc Registered Supplier Company and a member of Standards New Zealand, Western Switchgear is always at the forefront of adopting the latest standards.



Health & Safety Management


Western Switchgear Ltd prides itself on an excellent safety record. As a member of the Wells Group our HSE policy and practices are aligned with and administered by the group.


Through continual commitment to Health and Safety, the group have gained Workplace Safety Management Practices (WSMP) Tertiary Accreditation with ACC, giving us the highest level of attainment for Health and Safety Management.


Our Team


The Western Switchgear Team


The team at Western Switchgear is one of the most experienced in the country.


The workshop is run by a workshop supervisor who is experienced in the day to day running of

switchboard assembly, and has been accredited with Cubic level 2 for the design and assembly of Cubic design verified switchboards.


Western’s team have over 100 years combined experience in the industry. The team have all the experience required having worked both onsite at customers premises and in the workshop, therefore having an in-depth understanding of what the end user requires.


Our Western team has registered electricians who undertake project work and panel assembly under the watchful eye of the Workshop Supervisor and Production Manager.