AF Switchgear Acquires VAR

AF Switchgear Acquires VAR Services Ltd

After utilising VAR Services Ltd for many years the board of directors an opportunity arose to acquire VAR Services which is an excellent fit for the AF Switchgear Group, completing the purchase of the company in June 2021.

Managing Director Ian Foster said:

“VAR Services offer a comprehensive range of power quality solutions which are requested by AF Switchgear customers frequently. We knew how good VAR Services are from experience, as we have had a long-standing relationship with them utilising their products and services often. It really was a natural fit for us and helped bolster not only in-house expertise in relation to power quality but increased our portfolio of direct offerings to our clients as well”.

So, what do VAR Services offer and why did AF Switchgear acquire them?

The combination of reliable power, increasing energy costs and ever-growing focus on the environmental impact these days highlights the clear need for effective power quality.

VAR Services offer Power Factor Correction Solutions, Active Harmonic Filters, Voltage Stabilisers, Load Monitoring and Surge Protection etc.

What Do VAR Services Ltd Offer?


  • Power Factor Correction (PFC)
  • Detuned PFC Equipment
  • Active Harmonic Filters
  • Real-Time PFC Equipment
  • Maximum Demand Alarms
  • Energy & Power Quality Metering Systems
  • Lightning Surge Protection
  • Constant Voltage Transformers
  • Voltage Stabilisers/Optimisers

  • Power Factor Correction Surveys
  • Repair & Maintenance of PFC Equipment
  • Servicing of PFC Equipment
  • Servicing of Active Harmonic Filters
  • Metering – Supply, Install & Commission
  • Data Logging & Load Monitoring
  • Voltage Event Recording
  • Harmonic Monitoring & Analysis
  • Power Quality Monitoring & Reports
  • Thermal Imaging Reports