Proud History

Here at CSL we are proud of our humble beginnings dating back more than 70 years – and formative principles which still apply today.

Cuthbert Stewart Limited (CSL) was founded in 1948 by Cuthbert Stewart & his son Jim. The business was initially based in a small office in central Wellington. Originally importing a range of products that included lamps & high quality Swedish cut crystal glasses.

Staying true to Cuthbert’s founding principle of quality, CSL today represents some of the World’s leading electrical brands. These partnerships in some cases span decades. An extensive product portfolio provides the ability for complete solutions across multiple channels including electrical wholesale, power utility, OEM & industrial sites.

CSL remains a proud family business, Cuthbert’s grand daughter, Judith Stewart is the current Chairman of the board. Also with a long history with the company is Phil Elliott the current CEO.

Another historical and founding principle is CSL’s excellence in customer service. The sales and customer support teams are at the front line to provide customers with technical product support, general sales assistance and design services.