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Rawsons | Electrical Our History

Rawsons Electrical was established in 1946 by Ken and Don Rawson, as one of the premier electrical contracting companies in Adelaide. Rawsons Electrical operate throughout Australia though predominately in South Australia from a central location at 620 Cross Road, Plympton, South Australia, 5038. We are now into the third generation of Rawsons that being Robert Rawson and Bruce Rawson (2nd Generation) and Toby Rawson (3rd Generation).

Mr Robert Rawson, our current Chairman of Rawsons has over 55 years experience within the electrical industry.  Mr Rawson has been an active member of the South Australian Division of the National Electrical Contractors Association serving on the executive committee and many sub-committees of the association.

Mr Bruce Rawson is our Director of Finance and operates our accounting, management information systems and maintenance of our customer database.

Mr Toby Rawson is our Director of Operations with in excess of 20 years electrical experience and heads our daily operations.


Throughout the years the company has continued to grow, and expand into the following business units

  • Electrical Contracting and Service
  • Industrial Controls Sales and Service
  • European Appliance Sales and Service

In 1985 Rawsons Electrical opened a European Appliance Sales and Service Centre which is currently operating under the name of Rawsons Appliances.

Jon Pysing is Director of Rawsons Appliances with many years of sales experience.

Also in 1985 Rawsons Electrical became distributors for GE Fanuc Programmable Controllers. A new division was formed for sales, programming and systems integration of Programmable Controllers into various industry sectors. In 1989, Rawsons became the Mitsubishi Electric authorised Automation Distributor for South Australia. The product range became larger, to include Variable Speed Drives, Human Machine Interface (HMI) terminals and Servo systems.

The Contracting Division has diversified into specialised fields such as Fire Protection, Solar and Data. Rawsons Electrical currently employs in excess of 60 people and run a fleet of over 20 service vehicles.