This website uses cookies primarily for visitor analytics. Certain pages will ask you to fill in contact details to receive additional information. On these pages you have the option of having the site log your details for future visits. Indicating you want the site to remember your details will place a cookie on your device. To view our full cookie policy, please click here. You can also view it at any time by going to our Contact Us page.


Evolution is key for electrical wiring

The electrical wiring and accessories sector will continue to evolve strongly during 2012 and beyond to meet the challenges of new technologies, the availability of affordable skilled labour and the latest methods of construction, notably off-site pre-fabrication, green and lean.

Dave Lewis, Managing Director of Apex Wiring Solutions

That’s the view of Dave Lewis, Managing Director of Apex Wiring Solutions (pictured). He says that now, during the tough economic conditions faced not only here in the UK but also overseas, there’s more pressure than ever before on everybody within the supply chain to deliver projects on time and within budget, and achieving cost savings in the process wherever possible.

However, he says that growth can, and will, come through innovation, and here the UK will continue to lead the way, as it has so often in the past, in pioneering new electrical wiring technologies and solutions.

“Modular wiring is no different. We are already leading the way in Europe and moving rapidly towards fully integrated systems similar to those found in the more mature markets of North America.

"Elsewhere, there’s strong growth and even greater potential in places like the Middle East, Asia and Australia where mechanical and electrical specifiers are beginning to look seriously at the benefits of the modular approach with the adoption of pluggable, pre assembled quality systems.”

Although modular installations continue to face some hurdles, Dave Lewis is also confident that the future is bright, with systems continuing to develop further over the next five to ten years through continued investment in R&D and technical support.

“Certainly, there are some issues facing the sector. Lack of early planning by the industry to accommodate a pluggable system at the design stage is one of the biggest, but this is being addressed. We are actively investing in new product development while working with specifiers and their customers to ensure they understand what modular wiring offers and why planning for its inclusion should be considered from the outset if the benefits are to be fully realised.

“The future for electrical wiring accessories and modular in particular is both hopeful and exciting. This year, we have seen the cost and time saving benefits of modular wiring systems become increasingly recognised, enabling electrical contractors to complete even the most complex installations quicker and more efficient than ever before. We will also see modular wiring become more and more the norm with less input required by product suppliers as the contractor becomes increasingly familiar with the concept and systems.”

Contact Details and Archive...

Related Articles...

Print this page | E-mail this page

Electrical Products