About Switchboard Solutions NZ

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Over 85 combined years experience

Switchboard Solutions Limited designs, manufactures and maintains electrical switchboards and control panels. We have vast experience with on-site switchboard maintenance and retrofitting. The four working shareholders have over 85 combined years of experience in the industry, providing specialist advice and innovative solutions to suit your switchboard requirements.

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Competitive pricing

We understand the importance of providing customers with competitively priced, quality products backed by extensive experience and quality service. One of the many reasons Switchboard Solutions has grown to become a leading and trusted manufacturer for projects of all sizes nationwide.

Central location

Being centrally located in Wellington allows Switchboard Solutions to complete large projects across New Zealand and in the Pacific Islands, reducing shipping costs. We have manufactured switchboards and related products for clients in locations such as Dunedin, Timaru, Oamaru, New Plymouth, Napier, Hamilton, Katikati and Auckland.

For a customised and cost-effective switchboard solution for all your switchboards – contact Switchboard Solutions today!

Why choose Switchboard Solutions?


Centrally located in Wellington. New Zealand’s largest Switchboard manufacturer from Auckland to Christchurch.


Switchboards designed by electricians for electricians, with over 85 years combined design and manufacturing experience.


Experience in any and all switchboard requirements and related equipment.


With a “can-do” attitude and friendly advice for jobs of any size, we want our clients’ projects to be a success.

Our suppliers

Sourcing manufacturing components from global, industry-leading suppliers of electrical switchgear and metalwork. This enables us to meet even the most challenging customer requirements in record time.

Switchboard Solutions builds productive relationships with our suppliers to enable us to source high quality components at competitive prices to offer our clients customised products with a broad scope of design solutions.

Meet the team

In addition to our management staff below, we have a team of qualified and experienced switchboard fitters and registered electricians who work tirelessly to deliver quality products and exceptional service to our clients.

Nick Penfold - GM Development Switchboard Solutions

Nick Penfold

GM Development

Nick joined Switchboard Solutions in 2014. With a reputation for being a “Jack-of-all-trades”, Nick uses his wealth of experience and delivery of successful outcomes to manage the business’s growing sales and marketing, property, HR, business development, quoting and job management requirements. His “can do” attitude and ability to ensure seamless delivery at the highest standards have helped grow the company’s reputation as a trusted switchboard manufacturer.

Nick loves a good, strong coffee, so if you’re close to the workshop and need a fix, pop in and get Nick to make you one!

David Penfold

GM Operations

David was a founding member of Switchboard Solutions with Mike Penfold in 2008. He manages our mechanical control division, quoting large-scale projects and providing financial oversight of the business.

As a qualified electrical engineer and registered electrician, David can assist with electrical issues and equipment failures in addition to designing and installing large-scale electrical systems.

David loves his American muscle cars and is still working on that collection!

Mike Penfold - Director Switchboard Solutions

Mike Penfold


Mike founded Switchboard Solutions and has been in the switchboard manufacturing industry for over 55 years. He has a wealth of knowledge and experience in switchboard systems and switchgear and is well-known and respected in the industry.

Whilst semi-retired, Mike is still available to discuss switchboard issues and requirements. As a registered electrician with a registration number containing only four digits, we think this proves his experience ….or age! In his spare time, Mike can be found on his boat fishing, diving or spearfishing.

Jason Graham - Production Manager Switchboard Solutions

Jason Graham

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As a registered electrician and the Production Manager for Switchboard Solutions since 2016, Jason is the principal link between the workshop team and our administration. He spends most of his time ensuring the smooth process of all manufacturing work to meet client expectations and timeframes. His work is instrumental to our continued success and growth as a company.

A typical bloke, Jason loves his sports and sports memorabilia and has an ever-growing collection of rugby jerseys.


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