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Data Centre World 2019

AF Switchgear Ltd will yet again be on exhibit at Data Centre World 2019. The event will be hosted at Excel, London and is opening its doors on the 12th and 13th March. We will be on stand D1110. If you wish to attend, please do so by registering for free here. The event has been a huge success in previous years and we look forward to seeing you all soon.

AF Switchgear Team – January 2018

Data Centre World 2018

We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who took the time to visit our stand during the two day event. Your continued feedback & support on our extensive portfolio of products helps us to maintain our position as one of the largest independent switchgear suppliers in the market. We are excited to see the new projects in 2018 that will be needing our products to meet the modern requirements of Data Centre electrical installations.

AF Switchgear Team – March 2018

Data Centre World 2017

After a successful exhibition at Data Centre World where we launched & displayed our new range of busbar.

We would like to thank everyone who visited us over the two days, of which your continued support & feedback on our products helps us to maintain our position as one of the largest switchgear suppliers in the market, we are now confirming our position within the market with our latest product portfolio to supply full packages to meet the modern requirements of Data Centre electrical installations.

AF Sales Team - April 2017

Systems & Monitoring Division

AF Switchgear Ltd have been accredited with ‘EcoXpert Critical Power Master’ Status by Schneider Electric Ltd.

December - 2016

Green Manufacturing at AF Switchgears Manufacturing and Assembly plant

We are pleased to announce the completion & commissioning of our 75 KW Solar PV system which has been installed at our Machining Facility In Nottingham. The system has been sized in order to reduce our grid demand significantly and allow self-consumption of the power that we can produce during operational and manufacturing periods, the system also has the facility to export power back to the grid when our demand is low on weekends and holidays.

295 individual solar panels covering 480sqM have been installed on the south facing aspect to gain maximum efficiency, these operate alongside three inverters which convert the solar power into usable electricity. A monitoring system has been installed which will allow our visitors to check the performance and also track our carbon reduction.

Environmental issues are very important to us all and we believe the investment in this first phase demonstrates to our customers and staff the commitment we have to reduce our carbon footprint.

DatacentreDynamics 2016

We would like to thank everyone who visited us at this year’s DatacenterDynamics Europe

It was held in November at Old Billingsgate Market on the banks of the River Thames in the heart of the City of London.

Your support and feedback helps us maintain our position as one of the largest Adaptive Power Distribution suppliers in the Data Centre Sector.

AF Sales Team – November 2016


After a successful exhibiton at Data Centre World which AF SWITCHGEAR provided the UPS Input/Output Switchboard to provide critical power at DATA CENTRE WORLD Live Green Data Centre!

We would like to thank everyone who visited us over the two days, of which your continued support & feedback on our products helps us to maintain our positon as one of the largest switchgear suppliers in the market.

AF Sales Team - April 2016

A F Switchgear - Facility 4

Facility 4

We recently completed the purchase of another factory which will be known as F4.

The 25,000 sqft facility along with 2 acres of land is directly next door to F3.

Our initial plan is to occupy the rear bay of the factory to house our new paint plant while NEAT Vehicles Ltd remain in the rest of the building as our tenant.

During the coming months we will be carrying out internal building revisions to suit our requirements and the boundary fence will be altered so that F3 and F4 will effectively be on the same site.

Ian Foster – July 2015

Breast Cancer Awareness

October saw a vision of pink – not only in Central Services Department but also in other departments. Here are some of the staff that supported the 'Breast Cancer Awareness – Wear Something Pink Day'. As well as glowing pink all day, champagne was raffled, pink cakes and pink super heroes were sold raising a total of £255.


During 'Movember' over 40 of the AF Switchgear team grew moustaches to raise awareness and raise money for the worldwide campaign that focuses on men's health issues and particularly testicular and prostate cancer. Last year £1200 was raised by the efforts of the team efforts. The company has promised to contribute to the final total, in recognition of their participation.

Roc D'Azur mountain bike race

Once again, a team from AF Switchgear along with a group of clients took part in The Roc D'Azur mountain bike race in the Maritime Alps in October. Many of the group were raising money for charity which was split between Macmillan Cancer Support and The British Heart Foundation.

Life Saving Defibrillator Installed

In 2012 the company purchased equipment that really does save lives. The installation of a defibrillator ensures that anyone undergoing a cardiac arrest can be effectively treated quickly, thereby improving their chances of survival.

A defibrillator is a life-saving machine that gives the heart an electric shock in the event of a cardiac arrest. For every minute of fibrillation, the chances of survival decrease by 14 percent. Research shows that applying a controlled shock a minute after collapse provides the best possible chance of survival.

All our first aiders are trained in its use although the model purchased is fully automated and can be used by a novice. Although they are extensively found in public areas the units are not as widespread as you think. Ian Foster witnessed a man having a cardiac arrest on a beach, whilst on holiday in Abersoch this year.
Although first aiders and lifeguards did all they could, they were unable to save the man without a defibrillator.

As a result of this, Ian will be taking part in a Wales-Ireland charity sailing event in 2013, to purchase a unit for the local lifeguards.




Data Centre World 2018

We are excited to announce that AF SWITCHGEAR are again exhibiting at Data Centre World ExCel. It is the best attended data centre event of the year and once again is being held at ExCel London on March 21st & 22nd 2018.

This year’s event will bring you an unrivalled line up of world-class suppliers to the data centre sector, which we are the largest independent supplier of Adaptive Power Solutions.

Registration is free please register here.

We are exhibiting on stand D910 and the team look forward to welcoming you.