RPS Switchgear Ltd.

{RPS Switchgear Ltd}{Unit 3,West Quay Court}{Sunderland}{SR5 2TE}{Tyne & Wear}
Unit 3,West Quay Court SR5 2TE. Sunderland, Tyne & Wear
Phone: (191) 481-3910
About Us

About Us

Journey from Reyrolles Pacific to RPS Switchgear

Whether you are an Electricity Utility, Industrial Manufacturing or processing company, you will demand the same reliability and safety from your switchgear. RPS have supplied over 15,000 vacuum circuit breakers and panels to our valued customers throughout the world.

RPS Switchgear is fully compliant to all Distribution Network Operators in the UK, having been successfully ENA assessed.

RPS Switchgear is in Power Stations, Distribution Substations, Mobile Substations, Chemical Factories, Mines (Steel, Copper, Diamond, etc), Residential Buildings, Hospitals, Airports, Docks, Sewage Treatment Plants and Drilling Rigs. RPS’ client base includes a number of utilities and manufacturing companies. A detailed list is available on request.

  • United Kingdom & Europe

    United Kingdom & Europe

    • UK Atomic Energy Association – UK Industrial
    • Pfizer Ltd – UK Industrial
    • EDF – UK Utility
    • CE Electric – UK Utility
  • Africa


    • Anglogold Ashanti GH Ltd – Africa
    • NFC Africa Mining – Africa
    • Escom Ltd – Malawi
  • Asia


    • China Light & Power – Hong Kong Utility
    • Public Utilities Board – Singapore Utility
  • Middle East

    Middle East

    • BAPCO – Bahrain
    • Qatar Petroleum – Qatar
    • SEC – Saudi Arabia
  • Australasia


    • BHP – Australian Industrial
    • Bluescope Steel – Australian Industrial
    • Argyle Diamond Mines – Australian Industrial
    • Energy Australia – Australian Utility
    • Ergon Energy – Australian Utility
    • Country Energy – Australian Utility
    • ETSA – Australian Utility
    • Energex – Australian Utility
    • Integral Energy – Australian Utility
    • CitiPower – Australian Utility
    • Fonterra – New Zealand Industrial
    • Ports of Auckland – New Zealand Industrial
    • Vector Ltd – New Zealand Utility
    • Orion – New Zealand Utility
    • Powerco – New Zealand Utility
    • WEL Energy – New Zealand Utility

Our History

Throughout our pioneering history, RPS Switchgear have supplied our customers with superior power transmission and distribution solutions. We began as a Reyrolle company nearly 90 years ago. Internationally, Reyrolle has been an iconic name for switchgear for decades.

In 2009 we will have been manufacturing in New Zealand for 40 years. No other switchgear manufacturing company offers as much experience as RPS Switchgear.


Alphonse Reyrolle established A. Reyrolle and Company in Newcastle, UK. The company was largely responsible for the electrical systems in the UK and Commonwealth countries until the 1960’s.


The Reyrolle company began trading in NZ using a local agent.


A. Reyrolle and Co. (NZ) Limited was established in New Zealand and imported medium voltage switchgear from the Reyrolle group in the UK.


Reyrolle (UK) develop LMT oil circuit breakers.


Reyrolle NZ opens its manufacturing facility in Petone, Wellington. We are still here today.


Reyrolle Pacific Switchgear (NZ) develops its first vacuum circuit breakers.


Reyrolle Pacific Switchgear was sold out of the Reyrolle group to become a wholly owned private New Zealand company.


We formed a new brand name “RPS Switchgear”.


RPS Europe established.