About - Malaysian Switchgear Distributors

Malaysian Switchgear Distributors

In April 2010, Malaysian Switchgear Distributors (Pty) Ltd became the South African Agency for TAMCO Medium Voltage (MV) Switchgear.

TAMCO is the largest producer of low and medium voltage switchgear in South East Asia, with more than four decades of manufacturing expertise in the industry.

Malaysian Switchgear Distributors (MSD) employs a team of 33 full-time staff members. The company also supports a fully equipped 24-hour standby service team, with dedicated service vehicles.

Over the past six years, MSD has grown their client base, ensuring that we have a foothold in multiple sectors of the industry.

Approximately 3,172 TAMCO Medium-Voltage (MV) switchgear panels, are in service at various sites across South Africa and in sub-Saharan Africa.

In addition to the TAMCO product we offer the following services:

  • MSD offers a full-scope service for TAMCO switchgear including the supply, delivery, testing, installation and commissioning within South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa.
  • The company offers full aftersales servicing and repairs of pre-existing TAMCO switchgear (as well as other brands.)
  • MSD keeps the most common spares for the TAMCO switchgear in stock, and where necessary spares can be ordered with short delivery times.

In January 2012, Malaysian Switchgear Distributors announced the launch of their new Dry Ice Cleaning Service.

MSD’s Dry Ice Cleaning Service is a mobile on-site cleaning service division that provides in-situ dry ice cleaning for low voltage (LV), medium voltage (MV) and high voltage (HV) indoor and outdoor switchgear, substations and general mechanical and electrical plant and equipment.

MSD has the state-of-the-art dry ice cleaning machine technology and mobile compressor equipment to ensure the highest quality service delivery. Our dry ice cleaning team consists of four highly qualified technicians and is available 24-hours a day.


The Medium Voltage (MV) Switchgear facility of Larsen & Toubro (L&T) is located in Ahmednagar and is built on sprawling green 70 acres of land. The factory has a built up area of 4032 sq. meters. The administration block consists of an office capacity of more than 200 persons.

Tamco Switchgear (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Larsen & Toubro Limited is an established manufacturer of medium (air and gas-insulated switchgear of up to 40.5kV and Ring Main Unit) and low voltage switchgear.

history.png#asset:747The acquisition in October 2007 included the Tamco’s manufacturing facilities in Indonesia and Australia.

At the time of the buy-out transaction L&T also decided to commence with the building of MV switchgear panels in India in order to service their part of the world, but this also resulted in the panels being lower priced due to the reduced labour costs. Therefore as the accredited agent for Tamco in South Africa, we as Malaysian Switchgear Distributors (Pty) Ltd (MSD) have been requested to represent products from both factories.

This happened recently and since January 2014 we have been selling the Indian panels adjacent to the Malaysian panels to form part of the footprint of nearly 3,000 panels in South Africa.

L&T Company Profile


Our distribution board design has been fully type tested by the SABS in accordance with SABS / IEC 60439 – 1: 1999, and especially type tested the design to 70kA on both the main and distribution busbars, which is a first for a local manufacturer.

Products supplied by Malaysian Switchgear Distributors have been accredited with a CIDB8EB and 8EP rating. In addition, our TAMCO switchgear has been accredited by most South African municipalities.

Malaysian Switchgear Distributors - Accreditation


Situated in Ophirton, south of the Johannesburg CBD, the Malaysian Switchgear Distributor’s facilities cover approximately 2500m2 and include a fully equipped servicing department, a testing bay, storage facility, wiring area and the main administrative offices.

Malaysian Switchgear Distributors - Facilities