Seventy-five years of manufacturing success awarded

Victorian-based Wilson Transformers was inducted into the Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame, following a history of more than 75 years manufacturing in Victoria.

Victorian Minister for Manufacturing, Exports and Trade, The Hon. Richard Dalla-Riva presented the award at a gala event in May.

The Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame celebrates the best of Victoria’s manufacturing sector and “those companies and individuals who are leaders in their field, locally and internationally, and who have a great story of success to share”, according to award organisers.

Wilson Transformers is a leading Australian manufacturer of power and distribution transformers, with manufacturing premises in both Glen Waverley and Wodonga. The company services both domestic markets and overseas customers and has joint ventures established in many countries.

Through its subsidiary, Dynamic Ratings, Wilson Transformers provides Australian-made monitoring and control equipment for power transformers and electrical apparatus, with US utilities choosing to standardise on Dynamic Ratings’ systems for smart grid applications.

Wilson Transformers is also branching out into the fault-current limiter market, taking equity in a new global company, GridON, to develop these products for world markets. Fault current limiters are new products that are being developed to economically limit rising fault levels in electricity grids.

Wilson Transformers is currently undertaking major infrastructure upgrades to its Glen Waverley and Wodonga manufacturing premises.