MGE are experts in the switchboard industry, redefining the reliability and quality of switchboard products. MGE is an Auckland and Whangarei based switchboard engineering facility. The business caters to all segments of the switchboard manufacturing market with special emphasis on solutions that require high-level engineering such as motor control centres and power distribution switchboards for commercial and industrial applications.


With a history spanning more than 50 years, MGE is the former Schneider Electric switchboard manufacturing division that was the amalgamation of Merlin Gerin (orginally A&G Price) and Telemecanique (originally Turnbull & Jones Controls).

MGE has several standard switchboards readily available for manufacture. These include Motor Control Centres (withdrawable, demountable or fixed), Main Distribution Switchboards and Power Factor Correction units.

In addition to the above standard lines, MGE can accommodate special requirements through several other options.  MGE can also assist with on-site engineering installations modifications and retrofits of switchboards where needed.

MGE is comprised of staff with a high degrees of engineering capability. A number of the staff are from the original Turnbull & Jones Controls and A&G Price companies bringing a wealth of technical and practical experience to MGE.  MGE has specialist engineering, project management and test technician staff in-house.

MGE predominantly uses Schneider Electric equipment to manufacture switchboards but can source alternative product where needed. MGE also manufactures Schneider Electric medium voltage switchgear.

The business was acquired by McKay in 2010 and became The McKay Group’s official switchboard division, enabling McKay to provide full electrical design and manufacturing services in-house.