July 14

Investing in knowledge drives Dalton Electrical’s growth

ElectroLink Article May – June 2016 

Fifty years ago with a big mortgage and a family on the way, electrician Dave Dalton took the plunge and set up his own electrical contracting company, D G Dalton & Co.

The Auckland based company prospered and today employs 50 plus people specialising in industrial electrical and engineering work including turn-key automation projects, machinery breakdown repairs and planned maintenance.

The investment in building skills and the …


October 31

2015 Master Electricians Challenge Winners Found!

Master Electricians Apprentice Challenge Finals
Over three days from Tuesday 26 to Thursday 28 May, twelve young men were kept very busy. They undertook five two-hour competition modules each, five off-site activities each, early starts, late nights, great team bonding utilising recently learned apprenticeship skills – and pushed themselves to the limit.

Rahul Babu is named ECANZ Industrial Apprentice 2015

Based at Claudelands Events Centre, as part of the Waikato Electrical Trade …


September 16

2015 Excellence Award for Dalton

Master Electricians Excellence Awards 2015The winners of the Master Electricians Excellence awards were revealed at a black-tie gala dinner at the Langham, Auckland on Friday 28 August. Dalton Electrical won in the category for new or upgrade automation projects from the industrial sector, demonstrating excellence.PROJECT: Yashili/PLF Powder Line

Working in a factory canning milk powder offers all kinds of challenges – and when the window of installation is reduced from …


April 20

Sparking a life-long passion

Rynhardt (Ray) Marais’ interest in all things electrical was ignited at the tender age of seven when he decided he would undertake to fix his family’s Christmas lights.

“The lights didn’t work, so I took it upon myself to pull them apart and then reconnect them. It wasn’t the most promising of starts, they blew up majorly but I was hooked.”

Eighteen years on, Ray is a keen sparky having just won …