MEM Acquired By Kempston Controls

Kempston Controls Completes Acquisition of MEM from Eaton Electrical

Kempston Controls is pleased to announce a classic British brand will return to UK ownership with our acquisition of MEM (Midland Electrical Manufacturing). The deal, completed on the 1st December 2021 includes Eaton’s MEM MEMSHIELD 1 & 2 and Cranes range. The aim is to continue MEM’s history of innovation by developing, manufacturing, and selling these dependable product ranges for years to come.

Richard Regan, Group Managing Director of Kempston Controls, said: “This is a great acquisition for Kempston Controls & we’re very excited to continue the development of MEM as a leading UK manufacturer.”

About MEM (Midland Electrical Manufacturing)

Founded in Birmingham 1908 by Walter Barber, MEM initially found success designing and manufacturing switch & fuse gear and in 1927 began to produce products such as the ‘Ironclad’ switch range and fuse gear to meet the demands of a rapidly modernising industry.

Constantly innovating, MEM was one of the first companies to introduce cartridge fuses, and by the early 1960s, their range of products included switches, fuses, motor control gear, electric fires, and convectors. In the early 60s, MEM opened a new factory in Holyhead, Anglesey, and announced their first range of Miniature Circuit Breakers, a product line that they would become famous for.

In 1971, Delta Metal Co. acquired MEM and consolidated several divisions under the MEM brand, during the early noughties the electrical division of Delta, including MEM, was acquired by the Eaton Corporation who continued with the company’s tradition of providing world-leading products.

Going Forward

With the support of Kempston Controls’ technical department and sales teams, MEM will continue to innovate, manufacture, and sell products for many years to come, catering to the needs of an ever-growing industrial and commercial marketplace that demands quality products at the best possible price.

The acquisition of MEM creates Kempston Controls (Manufacturing), a new division in the Midland Automation Group that will focus on the development of new & innovative products.

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TEC Electric Acquisition

Kempston Controls acquires TEC Electric in Ireland

Kempston Controls is pleased to announce the acquisition of TEC Electric, the Irish electrical distributor, based in Clondalkin, Dublin. The deal, which was completed on the 28th of February 2020 will give Kempston Controls a base in the all-important EU market to run alongside its operations in the UK and the Middle East.

Richard Regan, Group Managing Director of Kempston Controls, said: ‘We are really excited about this new chapter in the history of these two businesses and I know both teams will try really hard to make it work for our customers and suppliers. This coming together has been a long-time in the making and now we have achieved our objective I look forward to making TEC Electric the number one choice for our Irish customers new and old.

About TEC ElectricTEC Electric

TEC Electric has established a very strong reputation in the market for both the quality of its product range and the level of technical service they provide making them aperfect fit to join Kempston Controls.

Supplying to Electrical Wholesalers, Panel Builders/OEM Machine Builders, Utilities and specialist End-User Markets TEC Electric have offered excellent service to their customers over many years, complimented with high-quality products at market competitive pricing.

Going Forward…

The combined businesses will aim to provide the very best in customer service and technical support which will mean new investment in peopleand stock for the Clondalkin operation.