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Our History

1969 - Anord Electric Ltd was founded by Anthony Nordon in Dundalk, Co Louth, Ireland. The company was established to serve the switchgear needs of the electrical industry in Ireland.

1972 – Responding to the demands of industry, "Anord" as it became known, moved to a purpose built factory on the Coes Road, which was then developing as Dundalk's industrial quarter.

1974 - Anord secured its first contract in excess of £ 500,000, with the Irish Government to provide switchgear systems to a cluster of new community schools which were built across Ireland.

1976 - By this time, Anord had established itself as the leading switchgear manufacturer and supplier of choice to all of the major Electrical contracting firms operating in the market.

1978 – Due to an ever increasing turnover, the manufacturing plant at Coes Road was expanded to double capacity, allowing Anord to build on its market position.

1979 - Anord successfully delivered its first major international projects to power stations in both Pakistan and Sri Lanka.  

1982 - The company enters the UK market by partnering Stromberg Oy as an LV motor control centre (MCC) specialist, supplying integrated process MCC’s to Thames Water Utilities Ltd on their water and waste treatment plants.  

1984 - The Irish electricity supply board (ESB), constructed its largest PowerStation to date at Moneypoint Co Clare - Anord were selected to provide the complete power switchgear and controlgear package, which was worth in excess of £ 1 million – a substantial order at that time. 

1987 - Following continued successes in the UK water utility industry, Anord led the market by establishing an ’in-house’ automation division, which was established in anticipation of the emergence of control system integration and intelligence within process motor control centres (MCC’s).  

1989 – Building on the increased export success of the business, the Coes Road manufacturing plant is once again expanded, adding significant capacity.

1990 - Major projects at this time were the UK national air traffic control centre at Swanwick and the Nomura Bank & Trading Centre near St Paul’s in London City – both of which are mission critical facilities operating to the present day.     

1991 - Anord provided a major worldwide microchip manufacturer with in excess of 20 double ended package substations for their first European manufacturing facility.

1992 – Anord successfully provided the complete LV switchgear package for the Channel Tunnel, providing extensive site services through to the tunnel becoming operational in 1994.

1996 – Anord provided a major microchip manufacturer a further of 16 double ended package substations for their newest manufacturing facility in Europe.

1997 – Anord led the market by becoming an authorised reseller and installer of a major busbar duct system, offering clients an integrated switchgear/busduct solution – a first for an independent switchgear manufacturer in the UK & Ireland.

1997 - Anord Electric Ltd becomes Anord Control Systems Ltd.

1998 – Anord commences development their first generation “intelligent assembly”, which goes on to become the benchmark in the UK water utility industry.

1999 – As a recognised leader in high current power switchgear, Anord secure multiple large scale switchgear and busbar packages across Europe’s emerging data centre industry.

2001 – Anord provides the entire suite of 25 triple ended package substations to what is Europe’s largest semiconductor manufacturing facility. The order is worth in excess of €6 million to Anord.  

2002 – Anord provides the complete switchgear system for one of the largest skyscrapers at London’s Canary Wharf at 25 Bank Street. In total, there are 23 x 6300A package substations provided.

2005 – The company founder Anthony Nordon becomes Chairman and Kevin Finegan becomes only the second Managing Director in the company’s history.

2006 – As the data centre industry bounces back from the dot-com collapse, Anord built on its earlier successes by delivering major switchgear, automation and busduct packages to clients in the UK, Ireland and the Europe.

2007 – Anord successfully launched the Anord AMS switchgear range, which is developed in house and independently type tested and certified to the latest international standards.

2007 – Anord enter the UK Nuclear Power market, by supplying a number of major critical power projects with seismically tested Anord AMS package substations and switchboards.

2008 – Anord delivered switchgear, PDU and busduct solutions to one of the largest data centre facilities in the UK at Woking, Surrey.

2010 – A major mining project was successfully completed with the delivery of in excess of €4 million of switchgear to the Aguas Tenidas Zinc mine in Spain.

2010 – Anord supply the complete power infrastructure to the first Uptime Institute Tier III certified data centre in Russia.  

2011 – At this time Anord is now widely accepted as a preferred supplier to the British Nuclear Industry, having successfully delivered multiple projects to the sector.

2011 – Anord provided a major switchgear and busbar package valued in excess of € 7 million to a mega data centre for Russia’s national bank. The facility was the first Uptime Institute Tier III certified data centre for a financial services business in Russia.

2012 – Major project wins in 2012 included the largest Energy from Waste plant in the UK and multiple data centre projects for some of the world’s leading technology and cloud computing businesses.

2013 – Anord launch the Anord Busduct range, delivering major power infrastructure installations to 4 large data centres for multinational clients across the UK and Ireland. 

2014 - Anord enters the American Market with the foundation of a US based subsidiary, Anord Critical Power Inc, based in Richmond VA

2015 - New 50,000 sq/ft Manufacturing facility in full scale production in Sandston, VA.