DaRa Switchboards commenced operations in 2010, after taking over the Australian manufacturing arm of a pioneer in electrical component and switchboard manufacturing.

Dara Switchboards has service clients in commercial, industrial, mining and renewable sectors with specialised switchboard solutions over the last 12 years. With in-house capabilities in sheet metal fabrication and powder coating, Dara Switchboards manufacture switchboards from a 250A distribution board to 4000A motor control centres and everything in between.

Having teams locally and globally focused on providing an exceptional customer service, the team at Dara always find ways to make things happen to their clients and was recognised as one of the fastest switchboard manufactures in Australia from quote to delivery. Having all the machinery to manufacture a switchboard under one roof the team always deliver great engineering solutions and quality switchboards within a short lead time and nothing excites them than delivering the best solutions to the market in record time.

Dara Switchboards has provided employment opportunities for hundreds of new commers to the industry and has one of the most respected internship programs that even our competitors are choosing to recruit from. Growing great people has been one of our main strengths that has helped to create an unbeatable culture and work ethics within Dara Switchboards.

ABBA Renewables, a wholly owned subsidiary of ABBA Engineering in Kalgoorlie acquired Dara Switchboards in October 2022. ABBA Renewables investment in Dara Switchboards is another key addition to ABBA Engineering’s capabilities and the commitment to helping the mining industry’s transition to renewable energy apart from helping the existing and growing client base of Dara Switchboards.

DARA Switchboards manufactures custom-built switchboards for the Australian and global markets. Our switchboards meet all local compliance regulations.


Fully Integrated

 Three manufacturing plants of 2500m2

Australia Wide

Manufacturing & distribution of switchboards Australia-wide

Latest Technology

Used in providing engineering solutions and designs

Strong & Loyal

Strong and loyal customer base in utility, mining, resources, industrial and commercial sector

Customer Base

Loyal & growing customer base

Expert Skills

50+ employees in the field to provide solutions to our clients

Key Supplier

We are supplier to around 10 multinational companies

Total Solution

Capability and expertise in providing solutions from load centres to motor control centres above 3200A

ISO 9001:2015

Accredited company


Industry leader in providing at least 50 Internships per year

Power and Protection

Eaton xEnergy, CUBIC, ELSTEEL & Legrand XL3 Accreditation


National Electrical Switchboard Manufacturers Association

OUR<span> HISTORY</span>

ABBA Group Acquires Dara Switchboards

ABBA Renewables, a wholly owned subsidiary of ABBA Engineering, announces the acquisition of Dara Switchboards one of the largest switchboard manufacturers in Victoria.

Open Opened Dara Modular Switchboard Production Plant

In 2017 Dara Switchboards opened its 3rd Production plant in Cranbourne West, Victoria Address 26, Remount Way, Cranbourne West, Vic.This production plant is purposely built for manufacture modular switchboards

Opened Dara Express Production Plant

In 2016 Dara Switchboards opened its 2nd Production plant in Cranbourne West, Victoria. Address 28, Remount Way, Cranbourne West, VIC

Upskilling the workforce & latest technology in design

All employees are coached on lean manufacturing techniques actively involving them in continuous improvement projects.

Wining major contracts in commerical & industrial sector

With transition in the economy from mining to non mining , Dara Switchboards delivers a record number of switchboards to the commerical and industrial sector

Investment in plant and equipment

Investments in new punching, folding, welding, engraving and laser label making machinery expanding the scope and capacity of switchboard manufacturing

Increase in production capacity

Manufacturing and national distribution facility expanded to 5000m2 in new plant and warehousing providing 40% increase in revenue

New product development, Research & Development

Introduced around 5 new product lines with continuous push on Research and Development

The beginning

Dara Switchboards commence manufacturing in Mulgrave Victoria with a staff of 10 employees

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