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Spirit of co-operation highlights first NESMA national event since Covid, tackling transformational changes now sweeping through our industry

A strong range of speakers at the first National NESMA in-person conference to be held since the wholesale changes occurring during the Covid pandemic summed up beautifully the constructive and co-operative industry spirit on show. The President of the host NESMA Group, NSW President Scott Emerson, was one of the many with his finger on … Read more

It’s a matter of trust – Progress Switchboards WA skilfully builds a name for the Boom State to depend upon

A switchboard manufacturing company that has doubled its size since establishing in WA attributes its success in the booming state to strengths such as outstanding Australian technology produced locally. Progress Switchboards’ WA branch – which opened its doors in January 2020 – produces Vector technology by lean modular manufacturing techniques delivering top safety, operational and … Read more

Fuji SMBE Macquarie thinks outside the square with smart manufacturing 3D modelling that brings the future to life

A low-voltage switchboard manufacturer has completed its move into a new HQ at Prestons in Sydney with the implementation of smart manufacturing technology in which it uses 3D modelling to design its products on-screen, then build them via iPad to physical reality. Fuji SMBE Macquarie Pty Ltd has developed its unique 3D model-and-build technology in-house … Read more

From eager apprentices to Entrepreneur of the Year award, Rycon team expands into new NSW HQ to service growing markets and a passion for sustainability

Sam Ryan at the new Rycon HQ in Camden

A electrical industry enthusiast who has progressed in 15 years from being an apprentice to heading a team that has earned a “Young Entrepreneur of the Year” Award is now establishing a new base from which to grow further. The Managing Director of Rycon, Sam Ryan –– with his fellow Director David Connolly – have … Read more

Smart manufacturing shines a light to the future for AE Switchboards

Matthew Childs, Managing Director of AE Switchboards, which produces a wide variety of switchboards to AS/NZS61439

An electrical industry leader who has witnessed first-hand for more than 25 years the changing tides of challenge and opportunity in the Low Voltage switchboard business says there is plenty to be optimistic about as Australia emerges from the current turbulent times – but some changes may be long-lasting or permanent. Matthew Childs is Managing … Read more

Industry leader SAGE Automation backs NESMA to advance top switchboard Standards vital to energy efficiency innovation

SAGE Automation – Company achievements include being the only Australian company accredited to the global quality benchmark of the Control System Integrators Association

Australia’s leading independent industrial automation and control systems integrator, SAGE Automation, has backed calls by NESMA (National Electrical Switchboard Manufacturers Association) for a strong commitment by local manufacturers to the latest quality and compliance Standards safeguarding customers. These include the AS/NZS 61439 series of Standards for low voltage switchgear and control gear assemblies that is replacing … Read more

NESMA initiatives present opportunity for switchboard manufacturers to raise their industry’s role and client benefits

The man at the helm of NESMA-Western Australia, Mr Neil Sharpe, says NESMA has the opportunity to elevate the role of switchboard manufacturers in the manufacturing and construction industries. The increasing importance of technical aspects of switchboard designs means NESMA’s ongoing training of Members – including in compliance with the new AS/NZS Standard 61439 – … Read more

Victorian NESMA President seeks unity in providing guidance as changes from Standard 61439 sweep through industry

A man whose electrical switchboard manufacturing experience spans the spectrum of Victoria’s major industries, NESMA Victoria President Mr Wayne Rose, says the AS/NZS Standard 61439 now in force is a game-changer for manufacturers and their customers alike. In addition to being NESMA’s Victorian president, Mr Rose is an electrical switchboard manufacturer, which serves customers in … Read more

NESMA’s future-focused leader in clean, green South Australia sees generational change arriving with AS/NZS 61439

A NESMA leader at the forefront of custom-fabricated electrical switchboard technology says the new AS/NZS 61439 Standard Update is the biggest and most important change in the low voltage switchboard design and manufacturing industry for more than 20 years. Compliance with the new Standards – and widespread support and education through NESMA about their importance … Read more