Schneider Electric has been present in Australia since the early 60’s when Square D’s range of switchgear was first available. Similarly, Schneider Electric has been present in New Zealand since the early 70’s when both Merlin Gerin and Telemecanique’s ranges of electrical products first became available through local agents. Today, Schneider Electric’s commitment to Australia and New Zealand is a $1.3 billion investment, employing 3600 employees (Aust 3300 NZ 300) with factories in Adelaide, Benalla (VIC), Brisbane, Melbourne and Christchurch as well as research and development centres in Adelaide, Brisbane, Sydney and Christchurch.
In 2010, Schneider Electric announced an important decision to co-locate to a new head office in 78 Waterloo Road, Macquarie Park, Sydney. Schneider Electric occupies 7900 square metres or five floors of the eight storey building. To enforce the company's commitment in "walking the talk" the building has a low carbon footprint and has been designed to achieve the 5 Star NABERS rating as well as a five star (Australian Excellence) Green Star rating. The move consolidated a total of nine Sydney offices into the one site. More than 700 employees now call the state of the art building home. For customers, the main feature of the building is their ability to experience an impressive ground floor display that enables Schneider Electric staff and sales teams to demonstrate the company's entire range of energy efficiency solutions. Now under the convenience of one roof, customers can anticipate the benefits of even higher levels of customer service, business development and sharing of best practices. As a global specialist in energy management, this new state of the art sustainable facility allows Schneider Electric to showcase what it does best in terms of energy efficiency and solutions