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Picture: (Left) Michael Celliers – Rittal NZ Sales Manager, (Centre) Phil Elliott – CEO Cuthbert Stewart Ltd, (Right) Michael Mallia – Managing Director of Rittal ANZ

Rittal is pleased to announce a new national distribution partnership with Cuthbert Stewart Ltd (CSL), a specialist electrical industrial and automation equipment distributor of market‐leading, globally recognised brands.

CSL has been supporting New Zealand industry for more than 73 years, and combines the world’s best electrical brands in automation, power distribution and switchgear, motor control, enclosures, connectivity, industrial communications, and wiring solutions.

Rittal ANZ Managing Director Michael Mallia said “CSL‘s ability to provide a complete end to end solution, from a portfolio of significant global brands, coupled with their engineering capabilities, make them an obvious choice as a Rittal partner for New Zealand.“

CSL is headquartered in Auckland with a support office in Christchurch, and supports customers nationally with strategic stock holdings and local representatives with expert technical and application knowledge. Their engineered solutions service, based at their Auckland headquarters, provides significant benefits for OEM’s, Board Builders and End Users alike.

Exclusive Distribution Partner for Ri4Power Modular Switchboard System

As part of this new agreement, CSL becomes the exclusive distribution partner for Rittal’s innovative Ri4Power Modular Switchboard System.

Ri4Power is a Form 1-4 modular system for the configuration of tested low-voltage switchgear with inner form separation that enables optimum configuration for a wide range of applications. A quality solution offering excellent value for money, the extensive busbar insulation and sub-division of the compartments within the Ri4Power system largely prevents the spread of accidental arcs.

Michael Mallia, Managing Director of Rittal, commented, “Standardisation, flexibility, conformance and assembly efficiency are all key elements of the Ri4Power offering. With CSL having a core focus on the Switchboard Builder market coupled with a national footprint with in-house technical support, this agreement enables Rittal to acelerate the growth of our power distribution portfolio.”

“The Ri4Power solution which is exclusive to CSL, not only offers customers a type tested switchboard to the latest IEC standards but is also tested for compatibility with our core switchgear offering that includes Siemens and Weidmüller”, said Phil Elliott, Chief Executive of CSL.

In addition to being tested to the Siemens switchgear range, Ri4Power offers exceptional flexibility and freedom of choice by being switchgear agnostic and hence compatible with other major switchgear vendors.

Founded in 1961, Rittal has grown to become the largest enclosure manufacturer in the world, a leader in climate control technology and a provider of complete data centre infrastructure.
Six locations across Australia and New Zealand service a wide range of industries including:
• Food & Beverage Processing Plants
• Industrial Process Control Systems
• Mining, Oil & Gas Exploration & Processing
• Machine Tool & Equipment Manufacturing
• Data Centres• Outdoor Signalling & Communication Systems
• LV Electrical Switchboards

Rittal has the largest range of industrial and IT solutions supplemented by a vast selection of accessories and modification capabilities. Rittal provides systems and products together with design, consultation, planning, project management and post sale service.
Rittal ANZ service and delivery centres in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and Wellington. Our modification capabilities ensure the perfect fit solution no matter what your application. Rittal’s German engineered, highest quality products are backed by a worldwide team of 10 000 committed staff, 10 high-tech production facilities and 63 international subsidiaries. Rittal is your local global provider of market leading technology.