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MEM was originally founded in Birmingham in 1908 by Walter Leonard Barber, constructing electrical appliances (what) 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.
By the early 1960’s MEM was largely self-sufficient, manufacturing switches, fuses, motor control gear, electric fires, and convectors and had also established a manufacturing plant in Holyhead, Wales. During 1965 MEM introduced their first Miniature Circuit Breaker range a line of products that they would become well known for.
MEM was acquired by Delta Metal Co. in 1971, who consolidated numerous electrical divisions under the MEM brand leading to the creation of many innovative MCB and RCBO products. In 2003 the electrical division of Delta, including MEM, was acquired by the Eaton Corporation who continued with the company’s tradition of providing world-leading products.
Keeping an Industry Classic
During 2021, Kempston Controls, a division of Midland Automation Ltd. became the proud custodians of the MEM brand and their extensive product range which has now been rebranded as ‘MEM Classic’. Our mission is to proudly continue to innovate, manufacture and sell these exceptional products for many years to come, catering to the needs of an ever growing industrial and commercial marketplace who demand quality products at the best price.
Kempston Controls, as you can imagine, stocks a huge range of MEM Classic industrial electrical system products including:
Kempston Controls has hundreds of MEM Classic products available ready for shipping. Call us today on +44 (0) 1933 411411, or email our dedicated sales team at email@example.com to discuss your MEM Classic product requirements.