G&W Electric Company

G&W Electric Company

G&W Electric has been a global supplier of electric power equipment since 1905. Our product offerings include overhead and underground distribution switches, LazerĀ® Automation solutions, reclosers, distribution and transmission cable accessories, and current limiting system protection devices. Our products are designed to the latest industry standards and backed by over 105 years of engineering expertise. The result is time-proven, reliable performance.

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305 West Crossroads Pkwy , Bolingbrook , Illinois 60440 USA
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Electronics and Computers
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Globally (various continents)
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We offer much more than just quality products however. Combining cutting-edge design and manufacturing technology with world-class ISO certified quality systems; G&W specializes in custom solutions to meet specific customer requirements. We work with you to make sure you get the equipment you need for your application. Whether it’s custom engineering or matching another supplier’s components, we’ll make sure it works for you. Our goal is total customer satisfaction.

So whether you are searching for cable terminations and joints, simple manual switching, automation for smart grid applications, or the latest in renewable energy solutions, check out G&W for products Engineered to Order and Built to Last. Welcome to G&W. We look forward to working with you.

Since 1905, G&W Electric has helped power the world with innovative power systems solutions and products. With the introduction of the first disconnectable cable terminating device in the early 1900s, G&W began to build a reputation for engineering creative solutions to meet the needs of systems designers. Solutions which today have extended far beyond cable accessory products and into the latest in solid dielectric and SF6 insulated switchgear, solid dielectric insulated reclosers, system protection equipment, distribution automation solutions, and distribution and transmission cable accessories.

G&W product lines are backed by extensive design and production testing in accordance with and often exceeding industry standards. Even more important is the proven performance and assured reliability that only comes over time. G&W products have been proving themselves for many decades. Whether part of a major project requiring a different approach, to more convenient tried and true methods, G&W can work as part of the project team from initial concept planning through final implementation.

Today's G&W combines extensive research and development with ISO 9001:2008 certified quality systems in both its manufacturing and design process. Add to this the latest in manufacturing equipment, an extensive global sales organization and experienced customer response teams and you have a powerful resource. One which is ready to work with you on your specific system requirements. G&W's headquarter operations is a testament to the company's commitment to quality. Located in Bolingbrook, Illinois, USA, the plant covers over 371,000 square feet and represents a showplace of modern engineering, manufacturing and marketing technology.

With an ever present commitment to customer satisfaction, G&W enjoys a worldwide reputation for quality products and superior service. It is this commitment which has kept us ahead of a changing industry and one which will allow us to power the world for many years to come.

G&W Electric Company was founded in 1905 by Harry Gear and Paul Williams, two distribution utility engineers from Commonwealth Edison in Chicago. Gear and Williams had a better idea and started their business with the introduction of the first detachable type, porcelain pothead (cable terminating device) which offered many benefits to the electrical power system designer. The original machine shop was located on Jackson Boulevard in Chicago.