Established in 1982 CEL is one of Irelands Leading Switchgear and Control Panel Manufacturers and is an official licencee for the ABB MNS system.

We produce a complete range of Switchgear for large scale industrial and commercial projects in multiple sectors:

  • Oil, Gas & Petrochemical
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Water Treatment
  • Data Centres
  • Mining & Metals
  • Food & Beverage
  • Infrastructure
  • Airports

70% of Control Equipment’s annual Business comes from it’s existing Customer base.

Strong balance sheet

CEL has maintained a stable, diversified multi million Euro backlog, enabling continuous investment and development of the companys capacity and expertise

Operational Excellence

A long-term structured approach to strengthen and enhance our execution, competitiveness and quality across all products

ISO 9001: 2015, NSAI

OHAS: 18001 2008, NSAI

EN 1090 NSAI

ABB Licensee

CEL are the only fully integrated licensee for the ABB MNS system outside ABB

Direct access to technical support from ABB factories

Global support and supply agreement with ABB worldwide

Continious updating in technical innovations through coordinated product, and system training programme with ABB

Full life cycle service and spare parts availability, supported by ABB

Type tested and certified product line

Engineering & manufacturing excellence

State of the art production equipment and facilities

Strategic supply chain partnerships

Efficient operations to serve clients’ unique needs

35+ years of experience

Global expertise delivered locally

Sales support and service offices, in Asia, Middle East and Europe

Access to the ABB global network of engineering and support

Packaged solutions for projects of any size, scope and complexity


Data Centre /IT pods

EAM (Equipment Accom Modules)

Inclusive of full MEP fitout

Proven solutions in challenging terrains, remote locations and extreme climates

Skids, Kiosks, cabins


At CEL quality is never compromised. The policy has always been to supply and maintain the best possible equipment and service.

The CEL Structured Approach to Projects

CEL has a structured approach to manufacturing and project implementation which can be divided up into three distinct phases:

  • Project Scope and Design

During this phase CEL will assign a Project Manager who will control the dedicated teams at different stages of the design and manufacture cycle.

CEL utilise various intelligent software tools to design our Switchgear and E-Houses.


Electrical Software

Bentley Promis.e Electrical Schematic Design Software.

AutoCAD Electrical Design Software.

The Electrical Software packages utilise various design rules to assist the Engineers in ensuring all designs follow international standards.


Mechanical Software  


AutoCAD Inventor Mechanical Design Software.

AutoCAD Inventor is used to create full 3D models for all Switchgear and E-House projects.

The 3D models allow the equipment to be fully modelled in the software prior to manufacture, enabling parts to be designed and ordered direct from the software.

  • Lean Manufacturing

Our rigorous quality control policy assures high standards for our finished products. We have full testing facilities with modern test equipment and highly trained technical staff.

  • Continuous Improvement

We maintain a policy of continuous improvement to our manufacturing processes therefore improving our efficiency and the quality of the finished products. We utilise ‘Capella’ as a management tool for managing all non-conformances and customer feedback through to full corrective action closure.

All procedures and results are recorded to enable full trace-ability on all projects passing through the works.

  • 1982

    Company established

  • 1990

    First purpose built premises of 10,000 sq ft.

  • 2000

    Move to our current 23,000 sq foot premises at Citywest Business Campus, Dublin 24.

  • 2003

    Management buyout of company by current shareholders

  • 2009

    Amman, Jordan opened Sales office

  • 2009

    Doha, Qatar, opened Sales and Service office

  • 2012

    Opened 2nd manufacturing facility in Dublin to meet growing demand and Business expansion for Modular E-Houses, increasing capacity to 153,000 sq ft

  • 2017

    Opened back office services in Kerala India


26,000 SQ FT FACILITY - Citywest Business Campus

130,000 SQ FT FACILITY - Jamestown Business Park