BE Switchcraft is well know in South Australia for its Switchboards, low voltage, light and power and mechanical boards. However we are also an integrator, offering lighting and room control, energy management systems and also hotel room automation.
In our work on the $330 million Sky City Casino upgrade in the riverfront precinct is state of the art, featuring connected products, lighting and room automation along with the power distribution and management of the entire building.
In November 2018 BE Switchcraft was engaged by electrical contractor Quality Electrical Services to manufacture the custom electrical switchboards and transformer enclosures that power the new $174 million Oaklands Crossing upgrade. The Oaklands Crossing project was a complex job that had tight time constraints with critical deadlines that were met by BE Switchcraft. the project included an array of dual supply and isolation of multiple power supplies from the grid through a complex system of transformers and automatic transfer switches were simplified by BE Switchcraft with their expertise and knowledge of the client’s requirements.
BE Switchcraft will soon be moving from the Bowden premises it has occupied for over 50 years to a new location at Old Port Road, Royal Park which will bring the entire business under one roof.
The move has been precipitated by a substantial increase in the volume of work and the need for a larger, more closely integrated production facility with better vehicle and truck access.
It will be a connected property, featuring a mix of metering, Energy Management Systems and Lighting Control forming a full technology hub. It will also be a working example of how we are helping our clients deliver a complete connected panel.
As part of the move, there will be a substantial investment of resources across the business to meet expected future demand.
The new location will allow the commencement of an additional shift to maintain and exceed production schedules for our clients.
We look forward to sharing more information about the new premises and how this will benefit our clients in the near future.
BE Switchcraft recently completed a complex Form 3B switchboard for Davies Electrical. The MSB, (shown below) went round a corner of the switch room and measured 10 metres in length with a 2 metre corner section.
The project called for the board to be created in 5 modular sections to get it into a tight space and was designed by our own team to AS/NZS 61439.
Well done to all the team and thanks to both Davies Electrical and the consulting engineers GHD for their collaboration on this exciting project.
Last year BE Switchcraft celebrated 50 years in business servicing the electrical industry throughout South Australia. It also celebrated 32 years of continuous directorship by the current owners and in July 2017 the baton has now been handed over. BE Switchcraft has changed ownership after the purchase of the business by Anthony Spadavecchia.
Located in the iconic Mclaren Vale wine region, d’Arenberg has been producing award winning wines over 4 generations since 1912.
The new five storey multi-function building is set amongst Mourvèdre vines, with views overlooking the rolling hills of Willunga and the 19th century homestead that houses the existing cellar door and d’Arry’s Verandah Restaurant. The d’Arenberg Cube, modelled on the design of a Rubik’s cube, is an $14 million building which spans five storeys and features a tasting room, restaurant and a viewing gallery overlooking the sprawling vineyard and rolling hills of the Southern Vales.
Coinciding with the release of the new Australian/New Zealand Standard AS/NZS 61439, B.E.Switchcraft embarked on a series of tests at the TUV Rheinland Australia Pty. Ltd. High Power Laboratory in Heidelberg, Victoria.
Bowden has been the home of BE Switchcraft for over 50 years and now we are playing a key role in the future of our local community with the new Bowden project on a 16 hectare site adjacent to the City. This exciting project is building state of the art communities that have access to great amenities such as cafes, shopping and technologies including NBN connectivity.
Every time we are approached to quote on any new project, a process begins that looks to add value.
We have a very close collaboration between our estimation and design teams and together they examine new products and new options that can make each switchboard we make more efficient in operation and design.