History of the EDA

It all started in the 1880s

A German immigrant to the UK, Gustav Binswanger (later Gustav Byng), established an electrical wholesale business in London – G. Binswanger & Co.

In 1886 Gustav was joined by Hugo Hirsch (later Sir Hugo Hall) and these two entrepreneurs found early success with an innovative idea to supply the trade with a range of electrical goods over the counter.

There’s more to come, much more, and we’ll be adding a time line to this page, so please bare with us.