Crabtree celebrates it's centenary with series of events

May 14th 2019

On 17th April 2019 Crabtree, a leading UK brand in electrical equipment, welcomed its 100th Birthday.

To celebrate this centenary, Crabtree held numerous events with colleagues and customers throughout the UK.

Crabtree began in 1919 when John Ashworth Crabtree designed a quick make and break switch.

Throughout the next 80 years the business grew and became the backbone of the manufacturing industry in Walsall and provided jobs for many generations, before becoming a leading brand for Electrium in 1997, one of the UK’s biggest electrical equipment manufacturers and part of the Siemens family.

John Crabtree’s business continually innovated UK electrical equipment over the last century, and created devices we still use to this day, such as 13A twin sockets, now a staple in homes and businesses across the UK.

In the week leading up to their 100th birthday Electrium held numerous events to celebrate Crabtree’s centenary.

Members of the Crabtree family flew to the UK to attend a special rememberance service in Walsall on Crabtree’s Centenary on 17th April and will were joined by colleagues past and present for a dinner evening to celebrate the brand’s history.

Colleagues held special events at selected customer premises throughout the UK between. Customers had the chance to veiew the latest products from Crabtree, win prizes and at some events sampled a free buffett.

We’re encouraging customers to share their memories of Crabtree. From using our products as an apprentice up to the present day or working for the business, tweet @electriumnews and use #CrabtreeCentenary and share your story.

When it launched in 1919, Crabtree had a motto: “That which is built soundly endures well”. It was inscribed into the company plaque and rightly so. Crabtree was built soundly enough to provide 100 years of electrical safety to its customers and here’s to another century of the same.

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