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P&B Weir Electrical Ltd (PBwel) is one of the UK’s leading manufacturer of portable temporary earthing equipment, voltage detectors, Buchholz relays and electrical safety equipment.
The origins of P&B Weir Electrical Ltd. (PBwel) go back to 1932 when Mr Price and Mr Belsham established P&B Engineering. With its roots firmly established as an engineering company, the business has gone through many changes and passed many milestones over the years. Today PBwel is recognised globally as a Designer, Manufacturer and Supplier of temporary portable earthing, voltage detectors, Buchholz relays and electrical safety equipment.
With a heritage spanning over 80 years and world-class experience in equipment designed for the safe maintenance of power systems, PBwel provide customers with High Quality products through design and manufacture. Integrity – reliable solutions that are fit for purpose and supported by technical expertise and innovation. Innovation is our constant motivation to create cutting edge solutions to our customer’s requirement, demonstrating our product designs through VR / Augmented Reality and 3D printing – delivered using modern manufacturing methods.
Our products have been proven and tested around the world. We have built on our experience through working with some of the UK’s biggest household names such as National Grid, Network Rail, Scottish Power and all of the Distribution Network Operators across UK & I. We also work with many of the contractors who support these businesses.
The latest exciting development for PBwel occurred in April 2018 when the business was acquired by the Novarc Group and joined their Electrical Safety Products division (ESP). Since 1993, the Group, through both organic growth and acquisition, has established itself as a world-class specialist in the supply of Electrical Safety Products through innovation, design and investment in modern manufacturing techniques.
With values aligned to those of PBwel, Novarc / ESP saw an excellent opportunity to put PBwel on a new and dynamic growth path by being able to bring a broader product range to the UK market.
As a sister company to brands such as Alroc, Fameca, Regeltex and Sibille Outillage – to mention just a few – PBwel is now the primary supplier of these products into the energy and rail sectors in the UK market along with our established distribution partners.
As members of the same Electrical Safety Products division, PBwel is now also able to collaborate on design and manufacture on a much broader range to bring tailored solutions to meet the needs and requirements of our customers. We were founded on many years’ experience of working within the Electrical Supply Industry and Rail sectors in the UK and I.
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