About Arlec

History

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The Arlec business started from humble beginnings and was founded in 1947 where the company manufactured transformers for the post-war population.
Throughout the next 20 years the business evolved to specialise electronics components and accessories in accordance with 1960s market demands.

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In the 1980s and 1990s, the company became
a pioneer in battery recharging technologies
aimed at top-end DIY market segments, including
rechargeable batteries and charge indicators for
vehicles.
The Arlec business has flourished and currently
facilitates a dynamic and evolving inventory
of hundreds of high-quality, consumer based
products.

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Timeline

Arlec Journey

1947

Company founded A&R Electric Equipment Company Pty Ltd and A&R Transformers Pty Ltd first registered and started in an old disused laundry of the St George Hotel, Melbourne.

1950

Move to 378 St Kilda Road, Melbourne

1961

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Move to 46 Lexton Road, Box Hill

1963

Soanar Electronics Established To import and distribute a wide range of components such as capacitors and resistors

1972

First started doing business in China Pioneered mass manufacturing fast moving electronic goods in China.

1980

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Significant Product sourcing and manufacturing in Asia, paved a way from a commercially focused business to a major wholesaling operation.

1989

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Move to Maroondah Hwy, Croydon New facilities allowed for manufacturing and production of transformers and electronic goods onsite.

1996

UK market entered

2000

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China operations established Factory to manufacture key product lines.

2012

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NZ market entered

2018

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Cixi Office Established Strategically located office to streamline communications and processes with key suppliers.

Arlec Today

Our Capability

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Wide Product Range

Arlec continuously develop products to meet market & customer ever evolving needs

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Centralised Distribution

Our strategically located distribution centre enables swift delivery service

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Quality and Reliability

Arlec products are manufactured & tested according to the latest British Standards

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Product Guarantee

Our products are guaranteed against faulty workmanship & materials

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Customer Service

Our friendly & professional customer service team is always there to support customer needs

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Stylish & Functional

Arlec products are designed to be easy to install, fit for purpose & suit interior décor

International Presence

Arlec is committed to serving our customers with the best quality products together with proficient merchandising solutions and back up customer service support.

Our experienced UK team are experts in their fields and provides us with the opportunity to locally innovate and design products to meet the unique needs of our regional customers.

We have built strong regional organisations for product design, sales and marketing that improve our product ranges to our customers.

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Product Portfolio Overview

Arlec operates across four core product portfolios:

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