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