Who we are

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.

P&B Weir Electrical Ltd. (PBwel)

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.


Recognised Worldwide

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.

If you have a moment, take a look at our timeline below.

Our History


PBwel welcomes Richard Forster as the new Finance Manager

Richard Forster, who joins us today as Financial Manager, brings with him a wealth of expertise in finance roles within the industrial sector and is an excellent addition to the team. From everyone at PBwel we welcome Richard and wish him well on his new position at PBwel.


PBwel achieved the Zero to Landfill status

PBwel is pleased to have been recognised as a Zero to Landfill company by Printwaste | Recycling & Confidential Shredding Specialists. To celebrate this momentous occasion for the company PBwel Managing Director Mike Credicott and the PBwel team met with the Don Robins Managing Director and representatives of Printwaste today…Read More

The PBwel team working hard in France with the Fameca FC2310 cable identifier

Our team Mike Credicott, Mick Fowler, Tim Harris, and Richard Guthrie attended the Famica FC2310 cable identifier trials in France.

From everyone at PBwel we celebrate Mick Fowlers birthday

From everyone at PBwel we wish our very own Mick Fowler a very Happy Birthday and welcome him back after some well-deserved time off. Onwards and Upwards to the next big milestone! Thank you for all your hard work.

PBwel team attended the RIN 2021 Show at York Racecourse

Mike Credicott and Mick Fowler attended the RIN 2021 event at York Racecourse.

After decades of production PBwel finally says goodbye to CL3 for new improved versions

PBwel says goodbye to the CL3 detector after decades of production for the new cost-effective and improved versions.

PBwel team attended the Energy X 2020/21 at Chester Racecourse

PBwel team attended the two day Energy X 2020/21 industry event held at Chester Racecourse.

PBwel team attended the Safely Sustaining Switchgear event at the National Motorbike Museum, Birmingham.

PBwel (P&B Weir Electrical Ltd) team made a positive contribution to the Safely Sustaining Switchgear event yesterday presented by The High Voltage Expert Group at the National Motorbike Museum, Birmingham. This was sponsored by Jason Butler of Pumptech Engineering. Thanks to Geraint Evans, Mike Credicott, Mike Mundy and Mick Fowler for showcasing the PBwel high voltage and…Read More

PBwel tested the Alroc cable preparation tool

A big thank you to Thibaut Rouyere, Marketing and Sales Director of Alroc Limited, for his time with us at PBwel demonstrating the use and application of the excellent range of their LV and MV cable preparation tools.

Mike Cradicott is appointed as the new Managing Director at PBwel

Mike Credicott has been named as PBwel’s new Managing Director. Mike was previously the Commercial Director at PBwel, where he led the sales team to success and is amongst the company’s longest-serving employees. From everyone at PBwel, we congratulate Mike on his new position, we are confident in his leadership,…Read More