Allenwest have been powering hazardous environments for over a century. We are known throughout the world for the quality of our electrical equipment.

About Allenwest

Allenwest began in 1918 when Mr William M Ritchie decided he would start Wallacetown Engineering Company Limited (WECOL) with a non-ferrous foundry and general machine shop. Over 100 years later, it is now known as Allenwest and is a pioneer in the design and manufacture of flameproof switchgear and control systems.

Over the decades the business in part became defined by its legacy of thousands of installed mining and industrial products across Europe, India, Turkey, Asia, and Africa which are still regarded as the best in their class. To a large extent Allenwest is synonymous with engineering talent that seeks solutions to today’s challenges that will ensure sustainability of the future.

Allenwest is an excellent example of an innovative and growing Scottish-based company that offers the products and services required in a modern and global marketplace.

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About Facilities

Established in 1918, Allenwest is a multi-discipline engineering and manufacturing business located in Scotland, Ayrshire. From our Manufacturing Facility in Prestwick, Allenwest provides a range of electrical switchgear for use in critical infrastructure including mining, tunnelling and industrial applications.

Our engineering intelligence is coupled with market understanding to develop the next generation of products such as the AUK1000, an advanced technology base for UK’s power distribution solutions. Celebrating 100 years of operation in 2018, Allenwest products are distinguished across the globe for their robust design and reliability.

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Factory floor

How we work

Allenwest are pioneers in the design, manufacture and install high quality certified products and custom engineered solutions for use in the most challenging environments across many industries.

From component level design to custom designed specials and full turnkey projects, Allenwest offer not only bespoke product design but also seamless integration with leading industry technologies.

Get in touch

To find out how well we can meet your needs, call our support team on (+44) 01294 273111.

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The Allenwest Team has experience across all our sectors and many electrical installations. Get in touch with one of the team to see how Allenwest can assist you with your project requirements.