McKay Acquires MGE & MSL Switchboards

McKay have acquired the businesses of MGE New Zealand Ltd, and MSL Auckland Ltd.

Whangarei-based electro-technology company, McKay Ltd, has acquired the switchboard interests of the MacArthur Group, considerably expanding McKay’s switchboard capabilities.

McKay CEO Lindsay Faithfull said McKay had acquired the businesses of MGE New Zealand Limited and MSL Auckland Ltd.

“By adding the considerable resources of MGE and MSL to those of McKay Switchboards, we’ve further enhanced our position as an already substantial player in the switchboard industry in New Zealand,” he said.

Further, McKay will now be in a position to offer a complete portfolio of services ranging from engineering and design, manufacturing and testing to installation and commissioning services.

The combined operation will further provide McKay’s customers with greater flexibility and the choice of three manufacturing locations in Auckland and Whangarei. Staff numbers in this new McKay switchboard division will be over 35.

Mr Faithfull said the current MGE/MSL management team, headed by Ted Ashby and Ian Trout will remain in place, as will the McKay Switchboards management team headed by Michael Wright.

The new McKay Switchboard division will be managed by Graeme Bratty who has been with McKay for over 15 years.

The McKay switchboard division will be able to provide a wide range of high-quality switchboard systems and services. Low voltage switchboard systems include Powerak, Pricepac, Cubic, Techno, Prisma Plus P, Prisma Plus G, and custom made IP65 outdoor panels. Ratings are available up to 7,000A and 120kA RMS. MGE also manufacture Schneider Electric medium voltage switchgear.

MGE is the former Schneider Electric manufacturing division that was the amalgamation of Merlin Gerin (originally A&G Price) and Telemecanique (originally Turnbull & Jones). A number of the staff are from the original Turnbull & Jones and A&G Price companies, bringing a wealth of technical and practical experience. MGE/MSL have a total staff of 25.

McKay is a 70+ year old electrotechnology company with its origins in Northland and a staff of 130. Its fields of expertise include engineering and design, automation, switchboard manufacturing, installation, and maintenance. McKay works predominantly in the industrial, dairy, marine, petrochemical, timber, power generation, and infrastructure sectors and exports to a wide range of countries, including the United States and the UAE.

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