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Telfer Electrical Ltd was founded in 1951 in Christchurch and has proven to be a long-standing and successful business in the electrical wholesale market.

Telfer Electrical Otago Ltd opened in 2001, followed by branches in Timaru, Hornby, Papanui, Nelson, Invercargill and Cromwell.  With this geographical spread the group is well placed to service the South Island’s centres.  Each member of the group is locally owned and operated – generating real value to the local economy.

Telfers supplies leading brands – from specialised equipment to everyday items – for the industrial, commercial and domestic markets. The group also provides specialised services such as lighting designs for large complexes, including hazard area and security lighting. From specialised cabling to quality switchgear and components, the Telfer group provides the complete supply solution.

In addition to leading products and brands, quality service based on our years of experience provides an impressive service to all customers and clients.

Membership of Powerbase enables Telfers to take advantage of its significant purchasing power, use of international buying houses and joint ventures for the benefit of customers.

Telfers is dedicated to exceeding customer expectations in product supply, service, advice and loyalty embracing the Powerbase motto Service with Knowledge.


Powerbase is a group of independent electrical merchants with strategically sited outlets throughout New Zealand. Formed in 1984, the group has continually strengthened to the point where it is now recognised by major manufacturers and suppliers as the leader in electrical merchandising.

Powerbase, through its purchasing power, enables members to be highly competitive yet still retain the ability to be imaginative and use marketing tools and techniques creatively.

Through strategic partnerships with key manufacturers, Powerbase members can take advantage of technical training and product knowledge classes to train their staff to a high degree.

Powerbase members use the latest technology for leading edge administration that is continually upgraded to ensure maximum efficiency . . . and prompt customer service.

New Zealand owned and operated, Powerbase is proud of its reputation for Service with Knowledge.

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