About Brown & Watson International

Brown & Watson International (BWI) is the Australian owned and operated company behind several innovative and market-leading brands operating within the automotive electrical and portable power management spaces. Our stable of established industry names include NARVA, Projecta, Philips Automotive, OSRAM, Big Red and Maxi-Lite.

From our humble beginnings in 1953, BWI remained privately owned until 2015 when former CEO and majority stakeholder Steve Waterham retired, handing the reins over to GUD Holdings Limited – an ASX200 listed group comprising a number of dynamic product companies based in Australia and New Zealand, including RYCO, Wesfil, Davey, Goss, DBA, IMGroup, Griffith’s Equipment, AA Gaskets and NZ Gaskets. Under GUD’s leadership, BWI’s brands have continued to flourish in their respective marketplaces and achieve record growth for the company.

With offices and representation across all states of Australia and New Zealand, Brown & Watson is headquartered at a 17,000sqm facility located in Knoxfield, Melbourne. Incorporating an automated, paperless warehouse and production facility, our extensive range of products are assembled, packed and processed to service the needs of our customers in the aftermarket and OEM distribution chains.
Our high-tech research and development centre includes electronic testing laboratories, specialised quality and stress testing chambers, a high-tech photometric light testing laboratory, CAD and 3D printing capabilities and more. These facilities provide the ISO 9001:2015 certified company with a means to design, engineer, test and distribute products that not only hold their own on the world stage, but in many instances lead the way.

Whether its NARVA equipping you with ‘The Vision To Go Further’ or Projecta powering you with ‘More Switched On’, innovation is the tenor behind our comprehensive product ranges. We define innovation as “Change that adds value.” Not limited to product development, this mantra flows through our entire BWI organisation – from our logistics efficacy to our strong marketing support, frequently-praised customer service and very capable sales force, we are proud recipients of many supply awards and really enjoy the synergy we share with our customers, partners and suppliers in furthering our missions together




We are a customer focused business that goes further to deliver solutions through innovative products and services that adds value to both our customers, partners and our business.



To be Australasia’s leading automotive supplier in lighting, electrical and battery power products and achieve double digit growth by becoming a major supplier in industrial, marine, RV and hardware with an international market presence.



Safety First
Our first priority is to ensure our own personal safety and the safety of our colleagues, customers, partners and communities.

At all times we act with integrity, providing quality service, being reliable, dependable and honest with colleagues, customers, partners and suppliers.

Our success is based on energetic, trustworthy and enthusiastic people working together to deliver the best possible outcomes. 

To treat people fairly and equally and to be considerate and supportive of each other’s opinions and ideas.

To conceive original products, processes and services to provide inspired and innovative solutions.

We care intensely about delivering excellence to our customers, partners and suppliers and success to our company

‘Can do’ attitude
To respond quickly to challenges, be adaptive and have a belief in our own capabilities to overcome difficulties and deliver outcomes on time with cost effective performance.


Leaders in Automotive Lighting and Electrical Accessories



NARVA is a proud Australian brand name that was established by Brown & Watson International Pty Ltd, a private company formed in 1957.

Today, through innovation and market development, NARVA is the market leader in the field of Automotive Lighting and Electrical Equipment, servicing original equipment and aftermarket markets as diverse as Automotive, Light and Heavy Transport, 4WD, Recreational and Emergency Vehicles, Agriculture, Mining and Marine.

‘The Vision to Go Further’ represents our passion to deliver the world’s highest quality vehicle lighting products that meet and exceed customer expectations.



Projecta was acquired by the company in 2002 and from small beginnings the brand is today recognised as Australasia’s market leader in high quality Battery Maintenance and Battery Power Products.

Today, Projecta is recognised as Australasia’s market leader in high quality Battery Chargers, Solar Panels and Controllers, Power Management, Jump Starters, Inverters, Booster Cables, Battery Terminals and Cables and Battery Maintenance products.

‘More Switched On’ is strongly promoted to ensure PROJECTA products live up to customers’ expectations of better products at great prices.



Big Red, one of Australia’s latest ranges in L.E.D Driving Lights and Light Bars is making a big impact in the Australasian market.

Attractively priced, powerful and efficient using free form reflector technology coupled with the latest high wattage XML Cree L.E.D’s. Ideally suited to the 4WD, SUV and transport markets, Big Red L.E.D lamps are robust in construction with precision cast aluminium bodies, virtually unbreakable polycarbonate lenses, stainless steel mounting hardware and a lens protector. 

Distributed by Brown & Watson International Pty Ltd the expanding range of Big Red lights is now available from leading automotive and transport outlets.



For over 100 years, Philips-branded lighting solutions have been at the forefront of automotive lighting technology. Unrivalled design innovation and rigorous production standards ensure that when you buy Philips, you buy quality.



MaxiLite L.E.D Lamps - Performance without a High Price Tag

Catering for the price conscious consumer, MaxiLite L.E.D lamps offer exceptional value for money without sacrificing quality and features.



For more than 100 years, OSRAM has built a comprehensive expertise and portfolio that covers the key technologies and application areas of light. Passion for light is what moves OSRAM forward. The brand stands for innovation and quality and is a driver of technological progress in the lighting industry. OSRAM knows the needs of its customers and delivers individual solutions.


Brown & Watson International Pty Ltd
1500 Ferntree Gully Road
Knoxfield, VIC 3180

1800 113 443 (Local)
+61 3 9730 6000 (International)

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