NHP celebrates 50 years in business

NHP

Established in 1968, founder Nigel Hugh Peck (NHP) started NHP Electrical Engineering Products with the promise to provide the electrical engineering marketplace with first-class products, systems and solutions.

As NHP enters its 50th year of operations, the company remains true to Peck’s vision and is proud of its heritage of being an independent 100 per cent Australian-owned and operated business. Today, NHP continues with the promise of providing customers with the local choice from a large product range supported by global partners.

With the worldwide influence constantly impacting the Australian and New Zealand markets, NHP recognises that finding the balance between having a local presence and leveraging off global innovations is the key to assuming a successful place in both markets.
“It’s the local touch that sets NHP apart from the global competition. Not only do we provide local jobs across Australia and New Zealand, we have established a network of metro and regional locations that ensure our people, products and services are available where and when you need them,” said Stephen Coop, managing director and CEO of NHP.
Over the last 50 years, NHP has been instrumental in contributing to some iconic marquee projects such as Melbourne Cricket Ground, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, BHP Jimblebar Mine, Adelaide Airport, Royal New Zealand Navy, Reliance Rail, South Australia Water and Nestle.

In the modern, digitised world, with disruption regularly occurring in industry, the ongoing success of NHP has been driven by the company’s focus on “customer first”. This value has rung true since 1968 when Peck instilled that NHP would be a “people business dedicated to good customer service”. This is a legacy that proudly continues today.

“The most essential element in the ‘solutions’ mix, is NHP’s quality team. No matter how good a product may be, it is nothing without dedicated people to supply, service and support that product. People are, and have always been, NHP’s greatest asset,” Coop commented.

Integral to NHP’s customer promise of quality and reliable products, is its network of global partners that enable it to bring the world’s best products to the local market.
Earlier this year, the company expanded its automation portfolio with the recent acquisition of Rexel Industrial Automation’s (RIA) New South Wales and South East Queensland business assets related to the distribution and supply of Rockwell Automation products in those territories.

With the acquisition, NHP has been granted sole distributor rights for Rockwell Automation products, systems and solutions in the South Pacific including Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Papua New Guinea. This has been effective since the 1st of May 2018.

Throughout the formalisation process, NHP and Rexel Industrial Automation continued to trade as separate entities. At the same time, NHP was in constant contact with RIA customers throughout the month of April to ensure the seamless transition of products and services.

“We are proud and excited to be expanding our relationship with NHP across the South Pacific region as we work together to further enhance the efficiency of our customers, by delivering smarter, safer and more sustainable operational outcomes through Rockwell Automation’s Connected Enterprise solutions and by providing a simpler model to engage with our businesses,” said Scott Wooldridge, managing director Australia and New Zealand, Rockwell Automation.

Underpinned by NHP’s partnership with Rockwell Automation, and in combination with the company’s extensive range of complimentary product portfolios, NHP brings together technical knowledge and expertise of the products and systems to develop integrated value-add solutions that are tailored for the local market.

Confidence is instilled with the company’s product and solution offering through a suite of personable service and support across Australia and New Zealand. With an ongoing commitment to continuously evolve and expand its innovative portfolio, NHP’s aim is to make its customers’ path to success easier and it looks forward to doing just that for many years to come.