At the end of 2021 Kempston Controls announced its acquisition of MEM (Midland
Electrical Manufacturing). The deal includes Eaton’s Memshield I & II ranges of circuit protection devices and also the Cutler Hammer DC crane controls.
The aim is to continue MEM’s history of innovation by developing, manufacturing, and selling these dependable product ranges for years to come.
Kempston Controls’ mission is to proudly continue to innovate, manufacture and sell these exceptional products, catering to the needs of an ever-growing industrial and commercial marketplace that demand quality products at the best price.
MEM was originally founded in Birmingham in 1908 by Walter Leonard Barber, constructing electrical appliances, and in the decades that followed they began to manufacture products such as ‘Ironclad’ switchgear and fusegear to meet the demands of a rapidly modernising industry. MEM was one of the first companies to introduce cartridge fuses during the post
war years and in 1955 they produced their first consumer unit.
Kempston Controls stocks a huge range of MEM Classic industrial electrical system products including MCBs, RCBs, PODs and Fuselinks.
Established in Chicago in 1892, by Harry Henderson Cutler and Edward West Hammer, Cutler-Hammer quickly relocated to Milwaukee in 1899 to become one of the city’s leading
businesses. As the use of electricity gathered pace, Cutler-Hammer capitalised on this by developing numerous electrical control devices that were used in everything from battleships and cranes to lighting.
Through the acquisition of the rights and manufacturing facilities for a wide range of products from the Cutler Hammer Cranes Division from Eaton, Kempston Controls aim to continue to build upon the Cutler-Hammer legacy of high quality dependable products for
generations to come. Cutler-Hammer Compatible products available include limit switches, speed responsive switches, heavy duty switches, relays, contractors, brakes, cam switches and limit switches.
Electrical and Electronic Components Distributor
Kempston Controls is a leading distributor of electrical process control and automation products and electronic components with a world-leading reputation for stock, service, competitive pricing and next-day delivery. The company’s diverse portfolio includes; proximity and motion sensors, humidity and temperature sensor data loggers, fuses, light curtains, electrical connectors, actuators, safety relays, panel meters, emergency stops and
Richard Regan Group Managing Director of Kempston Controls said: “This is a great acquisition for Kempston Controls and we’re very excited to continue the development of MEM as a leading UK manufacturer.”
Whatever your process control and automation requirements, Kempston Controls has the perfect solution for you.