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Electrical Installation Products - Who Owns Whom and Where?

Knowing who you are dealing with has never been more difficult. This is the list of companies involved in installation materials and where their parent is based. If you are dealing with a familiar company - is it still independent or is it owned by the Americans or the Germans or French or even the Saudis? Where is the cable industry dominated from? 198 brands are listed with their parents and locations and it's all free!

Introduction 

There are a lot of takeovers between companies that make electrical installation products. The scene is moving fast as the industry moves to centralise and globalise.  The trend was to move all manufacturing off shore to China and then import the products back to the UK. However with the Chinese now imposing their will on prices and shipping costs there is a move to find other manufacturing routes. Worse the Chinese are starting to control some commodity costs and this has directly lead to the increases in fluorescent tube prices and will continue to have a profound influence on the UK market. 

It is not always easy to figure out who owns whom and where they are based.  So I have produced a list of which brands are owned by whom and where they are based. The list of brands is somewhat arbitrary but my aim was to be as comprehensive as possible, however inevitably I will have missed off brands that you would like to see and included ones you think unimportant. Please us the comment form below to help me out with future editions.

Looking at the list I have listed 196 brands. Of these 65 are owned by UK based groups, 51 are owned by USA based companies, 25 French owned and 16 owned German based companies. These numbers hide the fact that the well known brands like MK, Crabtree and MEM are almost wholly foreign owned whilst the UK owned companies tend to be newer and more emergent.  There are some surprises to me for instance Procter and Gamble the brand holders who specialise in consumer goods own the Duracell brand. The fact that Contactum is owned by a Saudi group, quite surprised me as well.

It is often difficult to tell when a brand is actually finished, for example Bill, was a brand that MEM/Delta/Eaton kept running for years and have now killed off.  Schneider are actively trying to retire brands as fast as they reasonably feel able to do so they have lost the GET brand. It will be interesting to see how many brands die in the next year and how many join the list. 

The full list is below. If there are any errors then they are unintentional, if you could correct me please do so and I will alter the list.

If you would like to download it as an Excel spreadsheet please click here. who owns whom.xls

 

 

Electrical Installation Products

 
 

Who Owns Whom and Where?

 
       
       
 

Brand

Ultimate Parent

Parent HQ

       
 

Adaptaflex

Cable Management Products Ltd

UK

 

ADT

Tyco

USA

 

AICO

Ei Electronics

Ireland

 

Airflow

Airflow

UK

 

Alto

Rexel

USA

 

Ansul

Tyco

USA

 

APC

Schneider

France

 

Appleby

Siemens

Germany

 

Arena/Walsall

Legrand

France

 

Ashley

Hager

France

 

Aurora

Aurora

UK

 

Bardic

Honeywell

USA

 

Barduct

Siemens

Germany

 

Barton

Caparo

UK

 

Belling

Glen Dimplex

Ireland

 

BG Accessories

Nexus Industries

UK

 

BICC Pyrotenax

Prysmian

Italy

 

Britclip

Walraven

Netherands

 

Britmac

Siemens

Germany

 

BRK Brands

Sprue Aegis Group

UK

 

BTICino

Legrand

France

 

Bussman

Cooper

USA

 

Cablofil

Legrand

France

 

Canalis

Schneider

France

 

Centaur

City Electrical Factors

UK

 

Chloride Safety Systems

Philips

Netherlands

 

Claudgem

Consort Safety

UK

 

Click

S Colmore

UK

 

Clipsal

Schneider

Germany

 

CMP

CMP products

UK

 

Concord/Marlin

Havells India

India

 

Consort

Consort

UK

 

Contactum

Alfanar Group

Saudi Arabia

 

Cooper

Cooper

USA

 

Coughtrie

TH Group

Malaysia

 

Crabtree

Siemens

Germany

 

Craig and Derricott

Victory Group Ltd

India

 

Critchley

Tyco

USA

 

Crompton Lighting

Cooper

USA

 

Cryselco

Cryselco

UK

 

Cutler Hammer (Ottermill)

Eaton

USA

 

Davico

Davico

UK

 

Davis

Davis Malaysia

Malaysia

 

Designplan

Designplan Group

UK

 

DETA

DETA

UK

 

Dextra

Dextra

UK

 

Dimplex

Glen Dimplex

Ireland

 

Dorman Smith

Tyco (TE Connectivity)

USA

 

Draka

Prysmian

Italy

 

Duracell

Procter and Gamble

USA

 

Duraplug

Honeywell

USA

 

Eaton

Eaton

USA

 

Ega

Honeywell

USA

 

Eldon

Tyco

USA

 

Electrak

Legrand

France

 

Electrix

Electrix

UK

 

Elkay

Cable Management Products Ltd

UK

 

Ellis Patents

Ellis Patents

UK

 

Emergilite

Thomas and Betts

USA

 

Energy Conservation Systems (ECS)

Philips

Netherands

 

Erico Caddy

Erico

USA

 

Eski

Rexel

USA

 

Fern Howard

Fern Howard

UK

 

Flexicon

Flexicon

UK

 

Fluke

Fluke

USA

 

Fluorel

Fluorel

UK

 

Focus SB

Focus SB

UK

 

Freidland

Honeywell

USA

 

GE

GE

USA

 

GE Lighting

GE

USA

 

GE Power Controls

GE

USA

 

Gent

Honeywell

USA

 

GET

Schneider

France

 

Gewiss

GEWISS

Italy

 

Goldcrest

Tyco

USA

 

Gripple

Gripple

UK

 

Hacel

Hacel

UK

 

Haes

Haes

UK

 

Hager

Hager Group

France

 

Hamilton

Hamilton

UK

 

Hawke Cable Glands

Hawke International

UK

 

Heatstore

Heatstore

UK

 

Hellerman Tyton

Hellerman Tyton

USA

 

Home Automation

Eaton

USA

 

Honeywell

Honeywell

USA

 

Horstmann

Horstmann

UK

 

Hubbell

Hubbell

USA

 

Illuma

Illuma

UK

 

JCC Lighting

JCC

UK

 

Jo Jo

Schneider

France

 

JSB

Cooper

USA

 

Klik

Hager Group

Germany

 

Klippon

Weidmueller

Germany

 

Kompress

Kompress

USA

 

Kopex

Kopex

UK

 

Kraus & Naimer

Kraus and Naimer

Austria

 

KSR

KSR Lighting

UK

 

Lasnek

Lasnek

UK

 

LED Group

LED Group

Ireland

 

Legrand

Legrand

France

 

Lewden

Lewden

UK

 

Lindapter

Tyco

USA

 

Linolite

Havells India

India

 

Luminance

Havells India

India

 

Luxonic Lighting

Luxonic

UK

 

Manrose

Manrose

UK

 

Marbo

Siemens

Germany

 

Marco

Marco Cable Management

UK

 

Marlin

Havells India

India

 

Marshall Tufflex

Marshall Tufflex

UK

 

Megger

Megger Group

UK

 

MEM

Eaton

USA

 

Menvier

Cooper

USA

 

Merlin Gerin

Schneider

France

 

Mita

Schneider

France

 

Mitsubishi

Mitsubishi

Japan

 

MK Electric

Honeywell

USA

 

Modern Alarms

Tyco

USA

 

Modicon

Schneider

France

 

Moeller

Eaton

USA

 

Newlec

Rexel

USA

 

Nuaire

Nuaire

UK

 

Osram

Siemens

Germany

 

PEHA

Honeywell

USA

 

Philip Grahame

Philip Grahame International

UK

 

Philip Payne Ltd

FW Thorpe

UK

 

Philips

Philips

Netherlands

 

Pirelli Cables

Prysmian

Italy

 

Pirelli Cables

Prysmian

Italy

 

Powerbreaker

Greenbrook Electrical

UK

 

Powerlite

Powerlite

UK

 

Powerware

Eaton

USA

 

Primeline

Manrose

UK

 

Program Lighting

Luxonic

UK

 

Proteus

City Electrical Factors

UK

 

Prysmian

Prysmian

Italy

 

Rawlplug

Koelner

Poland

 

Raychem

Tyco

USA

 

Rayleigh

Rayleigh Instruments

UK

 

Redring

Glen Dimplex

Ireland

 

Revalco

Revalco

Italy

 

Reyrolle

Siemens

Germany

 

Rittal

Rittal

Germany

 

Rockwell

Rockwell

USA

 

RPP

City Electrical Factors

UK

 

S&P Coils

SPC

UK

 

Salamandre

Legrand

France

 

Sangamo

Sangamo

UK

 

Santon

Remeha

Netherlands

 

Sarel

Schneider

France

 

Satchwell

Schneider

France

 

Sector

Rexel

USA

 

Siemens

Siemens

Germany

 

Silavent

Polypipe

UK

 

Simplex

Tyco

USA

 

Socomec

Socomec

France

 

Sonitrol

Tyco

USA

 

Square D

Schneider

France

 

Steeple

Rexel

USA

 

Stratus

Rexel

USA

 

Supelec

Siemens

Germany

 

Surelux Lighting

Luxonic

UK

 

Swifts

Legrand

France

 

Sylvania

Havells India

India

 

Tamlite

City Electrical Factors

UK

 

Tann Synchronome

Tann Synchronome

UK

 

Tehalit

Hager Group

France

 

Telecom Security

Tyco

USA

 

Telemecanique

Schneider

France

 

Tempa Pano

Tempa Pano

Turkey

 

Tempest

Tyco

USA

 

Tenby

Legrand

France

 

Terasaki

Terasaki

UK

 

Termate

Encopmass Group

UK

 

Thorlux Lighting

F W Thorpe

UK

 

Thorn Lighting

Zumbtobel

Austria

 

Thorsman

Schneider

France

 

Timeguard

Theben Group

Germany

 

Toshiba

Toshiba

Japan

 

Tower

Schneider

France

 

Trend

Honeywell

USA

 

Triton Showers

Norcros Group

UK

 

Unistrut

Tyco

USA

 

Unitrunk

Unitrunk

UK

 

Univolt

Dietzel Univolt

Germany

 

Vent-axia

Vent-Axia Group

UK

 

Volex

Siemens

Germany

 

Vortice

Vortice Elettrosociali S.p.A

Italy

 

Wandsworth

Wandsworth

UK

 

Whitecroft

Whitecroft

UK

 

Wieland

Wieland

Germany

 

Wormald

Tyco

USA

 

Wylex

Siemens

Germany

 

Xpelair

Glen Dimplex

Ireland

 

Xpelair

Glen Dimplex

Ireland

 

ZIP Heaters

ZIP Heaters

UK

 

Zumtobel /Staff

Zumbtobel

Austria