History Of Dorman Smith

History Of Dorman Smith

    Dorman Smith was founded on March 25th, 1886, by Charles Mark Dorman and Reginald Arthur Smith. Headquartered in the United Kingdom and with representative offices globally, we have been pioneering trends in the Low Voltage Switchgear industry while servicing our strongest asset, you, the customer. With a rich storied history spanning 140 years of excellence, we are a specialist manufacturer and assembler of Low Voltage Switchgear worldwide.

    The origins of Dorman Smith go back to the earliest days of the Electrical Industry; indeed, we can be fairly described as a founder member. The business began in Manchester in 1978 when the Electric Light was still a matter of public amazement, In 1886, John Raworth, the founder sold out to Charles Dorman and Reginald Smith who gave the company its name.

    Dorman Smith attributes its success to a culture to a technical innovation and ground-breaking research. As a recognition of their efforts our R&D department holds several patents and our wide range of products and systems are tested and certified to the latest IEC standards in reputed third part testing laboratories such as ASTA, DEKRA, UL and others.

    Dorman Smith UAE

    Dorman Smith Switchgear LLC, located in Dubai UAE, is managed by Dorman Smith Switchgear Limited UK and has been serving in the Middle Eastern market for over 4 decades. The Dubai facility serves as the regional headquarters for the MENA region and has a storied legacy of supplying and servicing iconic projects all over the Middle East

    In Dubai, we assemble, perform Work Tests (Routine Tests) & supply the whole range of Low Voltage Switchgear from the simplest Distribution Board to the most complex multi-cable switchboards. All switchgear, circuit protection devices, control gear and power quality correction components used in our switchboard assemblies are from Dorman Smith. Dorman Smith’s Tested & Certified Assembles are constructed in a quality-controlled environment approved to ISO 9001:2015 standards, throughout the design, manufacturing, and testing processes. Dorman Smith Dubai follows all the practices and standards of Dorman Smith UK.

    We have extensive experience in designing and constructing Low Voltage Switchboard Assemblies to the requirements of the Middle East market. Our dedicated engineering team utilizes the latest software to estimate, design and size each switchboard assembly.

    In addition to the Dubai facility, Dorman Smith UK has established fully equipped assembly facilities in Qatar and Oman to provide local design, Estimation, Assembly, Testing & After Sales Support to those markets locally. Today, with a presence in 3 continents, Dorman Smith is perfectly poised to anticipate global energy trends and provide consumers with a composite technical solution to their requirements.