The company was established in the United Kingdom in 1951, with their first branch in Coventry, England and now have circa 400 branches in the U.K. This impressive growth includes a network of overseas Branches in 11 countries across the globe – United Kingdom (Including the offshore locations of Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man), the Republic of Ireland, Germany, France, Holland, Italy, Spain, Gibraltar, U.S.A., Canada, the UAE and very recently Australia & New Zealand confirming C.E.F. as one of the most progressive electrical wholesale distributors in the world.
The Company decided to embark on a programme of vertical integration which began in Telford in the U.K. in 1968 and is now a multimillion dollar operation in its own right, with U.K. locations including Doncaster, Telford, Redditch and Wrexham. Overseas Manufacturing has also been developed in France, Turkey, Tunisia and the U.S.A. Many of the in-house products produced have been developed into industry leading brands.
The combination of the added benefit of sole distributorship of its in-house manufacturing divisions, its quest for unequalled service, its policy of autonomous management, its scope of products stocked and supplied, along with the vast coverage of locations combined with its local and personal service make it a formidable member of the electrical supply market place.
City Electrical Factors LLC has opened branches throughout the UAE including Dubai, Abu Dhabi Mussafah & Sharjah and will continue to expand their operations throughout the Gulf Region with further branches planned for 2009, not only in the UAE but also in the booming economy of Qatar where we have recently opened a branch in the Qatari capital of Doha.