About Us

ETEL is a long established manufacturing business that specialises in the design and production of distribution transformers.

Beginning in 1956 as a specialised transformer manufacturer, ETEL accomplished high growth and success after shifting the business focus to distribution transformers in 1994. ETEL is now firmly established as a reputable transformer company in Australia, NZ and the Pacific region.

ETEL have offices and warehousing facilities in Melbourne, a sales and service facility in Perth as well as engineering services, offices and a six plant manufacturing facility in Auckland. This places ETEL in an ideal location for shipping our distribution transformers Australia wide and across the greater Pacific area.

Our products are evidence of dedication and commitment to high-quality distribution transformers and innovation in the electricity sector. All of our products and associated accessories are designed to meet the requirements and vision of each customer.

ETEL are proud to deliver the highest standard of customer service and be at the forefront of the distribution transformer supply chain.

Since 2009 ETEL has been wholly owned by Unison Group, the fifth largest electricity network company in New Zealand.  Covering an 11,000 square kilometre territory, Unison’s primary responsibility is in the design, development, operation and maintenance of electrical powerlines and transformers in the Hawke’s Bay, Taupo and Rotorua districts.


ETEL and RPS Switchgear Sales Team
ETEL and RPS Switchgear are wholly owned by the Unison Group. Recently we have bought the sales team operations from both companies together as one team.  While ETEL and RPS Switchgear remain separate entities, there are advantages of working together as a combined sales team, providing customers with a complete solution for all their distribution needs.


RPS Switchgear
RPS Switchgear is a leading New Zealand manufacturer and supplier of medium voltage electrical switchgear and electrical distribution solutions.

Based in Wellington, they offer a complete range of customer service including product development, design, installation and maintenance servicing throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

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Our Vision


Underpinned by our guiding principles:

  • We care for our customers
  • We live our values
  • We are world class experts
  • We get better every time.

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Quality Assurance

ETEL is fully committed to ensuring the highest quality and performance of its range of distribution transformers and associated switchgear. ETEL has a complete quality system, which complies with, and is certified to, ISO9001:2015.

The company’s Quality Assurance system was first registered in 1995 and is regularly audited to ensure continued compliance. This system also includes a comprehensive Health and Safety program to comply with all relevant legislation and good practice, meeting the requirements of New Zealand Accident Compensation Corporation Safety Management Practices Programme tertiary level.

ETEL believes that customers and the company derive significant benefits from this Quality Assurance system.

Global Capacity

ETEL Limited has achieved significant growth over recent years and now exports over 50% of total output to the Australian and Pacific Island markets. Although the product range supplied to these markets is similar to that required by the New Zealand market ETEL has shown innovation and diversification in its drive to satisfy the demand for larger units and higher volume products.

ETEL supplies product directly to utility companies in Victoria, Australia and to several contracting companies for construction purposes.

ETEL transformers have been supplied to electricity utilities in the Australian states of Queensland, New South Wales and Tasmania.

ETEL supplies distribution transformers to the Fijian Electricity Authority and to the Electric Power Corporation of Western Samoa.

Product has also been supplied to the island of Niue, Papua New Guinea and the Cook Islands.

ETEL specifies materials which meet the highest specifications and quality levels and purchases only from internationally recognised suppliers.

Material is sourced from the following countries:










New Zealand



South Korea




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