Hawker Siddeley Switchgear is a British manufacturer of electrical switchgear and overhead line equipment, the company operates a wholly owned subsidiary in Australia.
Based in the United Kingdom and are owned by FKI plc the company forms part of FKI's "Energy Technology Group of Companies".
In 1973, Hawker Siddeley group acquired the industrial electronics firm South Wales Switchgear, in 1991 South Wales Switchgear merged with Brush Switchgear to form Hawker Siddeley Switchgear Ltd.. hss-ltd.com
The company was bought by FKI in 1996 becoming part of FKI Switchgear; a division also including the company Whipp & Bourne since 1987.
In 2008 Melrose plc acquired FKI along with its Switchgear group - at this time FKI Switchgear was renamed Hawker Siddeley Switchgear.
As of 2009 the company incorporates four brands of electrical switchgear manufacturers:
Hawker Siddeley Switchgear Ltd - formed in 1991 from South Wales Switchgear and Brush Switchgear
South Wales Switchgear - (founded 1941) - instrumental in developing SF<sub>6</sub> gas insulated switchgear.
Brush Switchgear - (Brush Electrical Engineering company founded 1888) - pioneers of vacuum switchgear.
Hawker Siddeley Switchgear Pty Australia (HSSA) - (in operation since 1964) - subsidiary of Hawker Siddeley Switchgear.