Electric.ie March/April 2023

ELECTRIC.IE • The Magazine & Website for the Irish Electrical Industry • 21 Industry News Apprentice Electrician Class of 2022/23 Employing 35 people throughout Australia, Brooks is the leading supplier of fire detection products to the residential and commercial sectors in that territory. Founded in 1977 the Brooks name is synonymous with quality and innovation and today the Company occupies a leading position in the market, in particular with key public and community housing associations across all states. Commenting on the acquisition, Ei CEO Mick Guinee said “We are delighted to be making this announcement. We commenced our relationship with Brooks 30 years ago. In the intervening time Ei Electronics acquires Brooks Australia both businesses have grown significantly. Our cultures and values were a match from the start and over the last quarter of a century this has been the foundation of a mutually beneficial and highly successful business.” Brooks Managing Director Cameron Brooks added, “This is a very positive development for Brooks and in many ways a natural evolution for us. Down through the years Ei has delivered best in class Europeanmanufactured product. We in turn have built a first-class sales and distribution network in this region, backed up by an experienced team. I’m confident that this signals the beginning of a new phase of successful growth for Brooks.” Brooks also supplies its own range of residential panel systems and has a longstanding relationship with Panasonic, as its exclusive technology partner for the Panasonic suite of Commercial Panel solutions. Ei is extremely supportive of and excited to be involved with the Commercial Panel Solutions and looks forward to growing this side of the Brooks business and working with Panasonic. Brooks employs 26 at its Sydney headquarters, with an additional 9 Interstate in sales and support roles. As part of the acquisition Ei plans to maintain and grow the Brooks brand in Australia. ‒Shannon based Irish Company Ei Electronics has announced that it has acquired its Sydney Based Australian Distributor Brooks PTY. ‒Congratulations to the apprentice electrician class of 2022/23 DDLETB Training Centre in Tallaght for completing the final 20 weeks of training and to Avril Fitzgerald the Electrical Apprenticeship Instructor. (L to R, Back Row) Lee Gilson, Ryan Conway, Daniel Warren. (L to R, Middle Row) Adam Matthews, Conor Russell. (L to R, Front Row) Mick Keogh (Cover Instructor), Darragh Swaine, Fergal Flood, Paul Cunningham, Matthew Gibney, Nathan Kinsella, Matthew McIntyre, Alex Doyle, Avril Fitzgerald (Electrical Instructor).