Established in 1946, Lewden Electrical Industries has been supplying Electrical Equipment to Industry for over 60 years. Lewden Metal Products as it was then known, developed an expertise in the Metal Die-casting and machining of products for the electrical and components industry and has now become a highly recognized brand in the industry.
Lewden, since its inception, has been committed to invest in improving Quality, Service and Reliability for its customer partners and to provide a wider choice of products and services to its chosen industry sectors. It has been innovative throughout its life, introducing many unique and award winning electrical solutions, particularly known for the widely specified range of Die-cast Plugs, Sockets and Switches, with the industry acknowledged standard PD prefix. The 1970's saw the advent of the Industry European Standard IEC 309 for Plugs and Connectors superseding the BS4343 British Standard. This stimulated Lewden into the design and manufacture of a plastic-moulded range of Plugs, Connectors and Switches to enhance the already well-established Die-cast range. The need for continuous product development and the drive for value in a global market motivated Lewden in 2006 to partner with the well know Italian Electrical Products manufacturer, Palazzoli, itself a strong, well established brand with a 100 year history in the Italian Market. This Partnership has provided Lewden with continuity in supplying high quality economical solutions to the electrical industry, and has considerably broadened Lewden's product offer to its UK and export customers.
Lewden and Palazzoli now offer products for many areas of applications, particularly Construction, Industrial, Tunnel, Transportation, and hazardous areas. In 2009 Lewden acquired a Majority share in Kilmarnock based Consumer Protection Equipment manufacturer Controlgear Direct Ltd; this has provided Lewden customers with a range of quality, value for money, electrical products for Domestic and Industrial consumer protection boards and devices. In 2014, Lewden Electrical Industries and Controlgear Direct Ltd became a part of the Palazzoli group.
They now have operations in London, Kilmarnock, Brescia (Italy) and manufacturing partnerships in China and India, producing products designed and engineered by Lewden and their partners.
Lewden's Custom Build Division has developed a skill and expertise in building electrical distribution equipment to meet the customers bespoke requirements, turning their briefs into fully designed and engineered solutions. Based on its long history and relationship with the professional electrical distributors both in the UK and the export territories Lewden continues to offer a fast and reliable service to its Installing Contractors, OEMs and end users.