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About Us

Established in 1982, CEL is a leading Switchgear and Control Panel Manufacturer 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


Company established


First purpose built premises of 10,000 sq ft.


Move to our current 26,000 sq foot premises at Citywest Business Campus, Dublin 24.


Management buyout of company by current shareholders


Amman, Jordan opened Sales office
Doha, Qatar, opened Sales and Service office


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


Opened engineering support office in Kerala. India.


ABB expand CEL’s MNS Enclosure and Busbar system Licence agreement to the UK.


Opened 22,200 sq ft manufacturing facility in Birmingham to meet growing demand in the UK Market increasing capacity to 175,200 sq ft.


130,000 SQ FT FACILITY - Jamestown Business Park

26,000 SQ FT FACILITY - Citywest Business Campus

22,200 SQ FT FACILITY – Birmingham Business Park


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

  • Sales support and service offices, in Asia, Middle East and Europe E-houses
  • 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.

Post Project Service

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