The company was established in 1972 by Jimmy Owens and the late Des Healy, in response to a need for a local Electrical Wholesale Distributor to supply electrical contractors and industry in the area. The business operated from a small premises at the Fair Green, Drogheda trading as Wholesale Electrical Supply Company (Ireland) Ltd. The name was later changed to WESCO Electrical Ltd. In 1973 our first location outside of Drogheda was at Academy Street in Navan, Co. Meath. In 1980 our first lighting showrooms were established there, which trades as The Lighthouse.
In 1985 both WESCO Electrical Ltd and the Lighthouse in Navan were transferred to our present premises at Cannon Row, Navan Co. Meath.
In 1976 WESCO was transferred to the Industrial Estate, Donore Road, Drogheda, Co. Louth where it incorporates our company headquarters.
In 1983 WESCO opened it’s 3rd branch at Cutlery Road, Newbridge, Co. Kildare. In March 2002 our business transferred to it’s present location of Unit 5B, Newbridge Industrial Estate, Cutlery Road, Co. Kildare.
In 1990 the Lighthouse, a lighting showroom and sales outlet for trade and retail lighting was opened at our Drogheda premises. In 1999 both WESCO Electrical and the Lighthouse premises were extended and are now twice their original size.
In 1995 WESCO opened it’s fourth branch at Friary Road in Naas, Co. Kildare.
In 1998 all WESCO outlets went Point of Sale on computer
2017 sees Wesco launch this online shop
WESCO Electrical Ltd is solely owned by Jimmy and Sheila Owens . They are proud of the fact that it is a wholly Irish owned Independent Company.
In May 2002 Jimmy and Sheila appointed Matt Curran as Managing Director, Jean Callaghan as Financial Director, David Owens as Sales Director and Ann Owens was appointed as a director in May 2006.
In October 2002 WESCO along with seven other Independent Wholesalers formed a company called Fegime Ireland Ltd., which is a member of Fegime Europe. This has opened up new suppliers and will enable us to maintain our independence, while giving us the buying power to compete on the home market and therefore allow us to maintain and increase our market share.
WESCO attributes it’s success to it’s Quality service, large range of stock and technical expertise. The majority of our staff have service of 20,25 and 30 years. This is unusual in to-days world of constant change and update. In saying that, the staff may not have changed much but the company and trading in our new global economy certainly has.
Our motto is to take a genuine interest in our customers and their needs. We have approximately 30000 stock lines on our computer system of 15000 are active, and if we still have not got what the customer requires, that’s no problem, if it’s available, we will get it.
We stock Quality Electrical products and all the leading brand names like: ABB, Philips, Thorn, Dimplex, Ventilux, MK and Schneider, to name but a few as there are too many to name individually.
2017 marks the 45th anniversary of Wesco Electrical Ltd.
Wesco and The Lighthouse will be holding open days in each branch this summer to mark this occasion.
With over 45 years experience in servicing the electrical business in Ireland we are confident that we can extend our quality and service to our new online customers.
Benefit from our wide stock selection at trade prices, delivered safely to your door.
Wesco - For all your electrical needs.