It all started in 1954 with a vision to provide ‘the most comprehensive and competitively priced’ service to electrical contractors seeking wiring, switches and fittings. Since those early days, Davis & Spence has grown to encompass both trade and retail electricals – including lighting, and commercial air conditioning and refrigeration – and now boasts nationwide distribution capabilities, as well as three showrooms / trade centres in New South Wales.
Frederick Victor Davis founds the company that still carries his name, to service the electrical needs of fast-growing industries and development in the Hunter region of New South Wales.
Following phenomenal growth, Davis & Spence opens a showroom in Hannell Street, Newcastle and quickly becomes the city’s leading supplier of domestic, commercial and industrial lighting. The retail store incorporates a trade counter to manage the specialist needs of tradespeople and contractors.
Davis & Spence is awarded the first of numerous exclusive distributor contracts from national and international manufacturers of technically-advanced and innovative electrical and mechanical controls.
The company establishes major contracts with American and Japanese refrigeration manufacturers and becomes a leading supplier of industrial and commercial refrigeration components.
Davis & Spence invests in a sophisticated online inventory and accounting system that’s linked across branches, to provide customers with even more convenience coupled with shorter delivery times.
Membership of the Combined Wholesalers Group gives Davis & Spence the buying power of a large national operator, but with the flexibility and versatility of an independent wholesaler. Other value-added memberships follow including founding membership of Electrolink Australia.
Today, Davis & Spence is a multi-awarding winning organisation with three showrooms / trade centres in Newcastle and the Hunter region, an online catalogue servicing contractors across the country, and part ownership of a refrigeration and air conditioning wholesale company in Wollongong NSW.
We boast the industry’s highest proportion of technically-qualified personnel and are still proudly Australian and family owned.
Whether you're a contractor, tradie, designer or homemaker, you'll have all your electrical, lighting, air conditioning and refrigeration needs satisfied at Davis & Spence.
We're here to help with everything you need to deliver your projects in full, on time, and on budget.