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The company was found in 1904 in Birmingham by Edward Thomas Davies, Arthur Reynolds and Francis John Ritchie, who all previously worked for the Tucker Switch Company. They originally named their company Wandsworth Electrical Manufacturing Company (WEMCO), with Wandsworth chosen as the name because a founding member came from that area of London.
Wandsworth was called upon for Special production for Service needs during the First World War, manufacturing shell fuses and missile components.
Wandsworth Electrical advertise in the September issue of The Architect & Building News, highlighting the choice of Wandsworth switches for use in America House, Cockspur Street.
Wandsworth was called upon again to serve for Special production for munitions during the Second World War.
June 30th – Factory hit by Incendiary Bomb during raid on Birmingham and the company is forced to operate out of temporary locations including a car.
The big move – Company relocates to Albert Drive, Sheerwater, Woking as part of the development of Sheerwater Estate which includes homes for 5,000 people and factories for manufacturers.
Wandsworth Electrical supplies premium electrical accessories for the Queens Building (Terminal 2) Heathrow.
Wandsworth Electrical supplies plug sockets and light switches for the new Shell Building, London.
Wandsworth Electrical supply one of its largest orders in the company’s history to the Barbican Development, London.
We continue to proudly manufacture in the UK, despite more British companies sending their production overseas.
Wandsworth Electrical supply premium electrical accessories to the newly built HSBC building in Hong Kong.
Wandsworth Electrical supply designer light switches and plug sockets to Queen Elizabeth conference centre.
Relocation to new modern premises in Sheerwater, just half a mile from the site we had occupied for all over 60 years, where we continue the tradition of manufacturing by hand
Product Launch – The Penthouse Collection, the pinnacle of design artistry and technical skill – home to our finest creations.
Wandsworth Electrical is chosen to supply premium designer light switches and plug sockets to the landmark redevelopment of Battersea Power Station.
Product Launch – With the ever increasing usage of smart phones we evolved our collections to include an integrated USB socket, enabling quicker and easier charging – Beautifully Crafted, Wonderfully Practical
Wandsworth Electrical continued to be specified for iconic projects, bringing peerless quality to interiors in London and around the world. 2016 included the BBC TV centre and Gasholders, Kings Cross