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THE POULTRY INDUSTRY'S MOST TRUSTED SWITCHBOARD BUILDER

Industrial European Switchgear

For maximum reliability and peace of mind.

You're acutely aware that reliability is key in the harsh environment of a poultry farm, where an electrical failure can be catastrophic.

Metroid’s switchboards only include the highest quality Schneider and NHP parts, for years of rock-solid reliability. Replacements are available from any electrical wholesaler.

 

On-time Delivery Guaranteed

So the electrical controls never hold up your project.

We understand bird placement dates are inflexible, and so are your construction schedules.

Once we’ve sat down with you and agreed on a production schedule, we’ll make it happen. No ifs, no buts. We have the manufacturing capacity to back it up.

 
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Custom Designed for You

So you can tailor your project exactly how you want it.

Any controller. Any configuration. No compromises.

We’ll work together with you to design a board that ticks every box, and you’ll be given the full set of electrical circuit and layout drawings – we’ve got nothing to hide.

 
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THE METROID DIFFERENCE

RELIABILITY

Electrical failures can cost serious money. With Metroid’s background in industrial controls for mining and critical infrastructure, combined with our practical poultry industry knowledge, you can rely on Metroid to consistently deliver Australia’s most reliable poultry switchboards.

We only use tried and trusted European switchgear, lights and switches for rock-solid reliability and maximum ROI.

Whether you’re a developer, project manager, equipment supplier or farm manager, you can rest easy. We back our promises with the industry’s only five-year switchboard warranty.

FLEXIBILITY

Almost every farm is different, so we work closely with you to design the perfect board for your specific equipment and controller. We’re completely flexible on everything – except quality. Whether it’s top or bottom cable entry, separate distribution section, controller mounted inside or outside the board or anything else, we can provide it.

We’ll run with any brand of controller: our engineers have worked with Skov, Rotem, Hired Hand, Cumberland, Big Dutchman and others.

We produce a full set of CAD drawings showing all internal wiring and board layouts for your approval before we start construction. No nasty surprises and stuff that doesn’t work onsite.

CAPACITY

Broiler farms are getting larger and built faster than ever before, but Metroid can handle fast-paced developments with ease. Our two LEAN production lines are capable of producing multiple switchboards for multiple developments, every week, concurrently.

We’re the only board builder in Australia using our own proprietary computerised wiring stations to drive superior wiring accuracy and efficiency.

No broken delivery promises and no missed placement dates. Relax – once we’ve nailed in a delivery schedule, we’ll stick to it – no matter what.

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TESTIMONIALS

“We have been using Metroid to supply main control boards for our poultry sheds at Blanchetown, South Australia and have been delivered 30 boards so far with another 12 to complete the project.

Metroid have met all delivery targets on time. As can be expected, we were nervous teaming up with a new company for such an important build but things have gone very well. There have been a few minor changes needed after the first order due to us not supplying the correct information.

I have no reservations in recommending Metroid to anyone needing electrical boards.”

Richard Sanday
Director
Santrev Pty Ltd

"We engaged Metroid for a recent 20 shed development near Griffith.

We’ve found them a great company to deal with. Every delivery has been on time, and the quality of the boards is excellent.

I would highly recommend Metroid to any farmer or developer building broiler farms."

Ray Siddall
Director
NMS Investment Trust

TYPICAL PROJECTS

Blanchetown Freerange Broiler Farm

Location
Blanchetown, South Australia

Description
Total of 42 free range broiler shed switchboards

Features
Skov climate controller
Quality Schneider switchgear throughout
Australia-first free range functionality

Scope,
Design, construction, integration and remote commissioning assistance.

Reeves Plains, South Australia

Location
Reeves Plains, South Australia

Description
4 free range broiler shed switchboards

Features
New Cumberland Edge climate controller
Fully ventilated switchboard
Quality Schneider switchgear
Battery back-up

Scope
Design, construction, integration and remote commissioning assistance

Luv-a-Duck – Gerang Gerung Duck Farm

Location
Gerang Gerung, Victoria

Description
Twelve duck growing shed control switchboards

Features
Hired Hand controllers
Quality Schneider switchgear throughout
Controls for curtains, feeding, drinking and ventilation system

Scope
Design, construction and remote commissioning assistance

Tabbita Broiler Farm

Location
Tabbita, New South Wales

Description
40 broiler shed control switchboards

Features
Hired Hand controllers
Quality Schneider switchgear throughout
Controls for curtains, feeding, drinking and ventilation systems

Scope
Design, construction and remote commissioning assistance

FAQ

Do you have the production capacity to complete my project on time?

With ample space and lean, modular production lines, we can quickly respond to increases in demand – allowing us to take on any size of development with ease. See here for more details.

Do you design and build everything in-house?

Most definitely. Our qualified staff conduct all our design, drafting, engineering, board building and testing here in Bendigo VIC.

Do you build power distribution boards/main switchboards?

Generally no. We’re laser-focused on control systems, particularly for motor and process control. We don’t generally build main switchboards or DB’s except as part of a larger control switchboard.

How long does it take build the boards for my poultry development?

Typically the design process takes around 1-2 weeks. Once you’ve approved our design for construction, we can generally get the first board/s delivered within 4-6 weeks. After that, you name your pace: we can deliver 1-2 boards or more per week to fit in with your fast-paced construction schedule.

Can you also do field wiring and/or general electrical contracting?

Typically no. Our prime focus is to become the best in the world at designing and building control switchboards. While we’re happy to offer onsite commissioning assistance as required and hold an electrical contracting licence, we don’t usually provide field installation or general contracting. We provide a comprehensive drawing pack with every board that will assist any industrial sparky to conduct installation and field wiring with ease.
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WHO IS METROID?

Founded in 1993, Metroid Electrical Engineering is a dynamic and untraditional family business based in Bendigo, Victoria.

Metroid’s mission is to assist developers, equipment suppliers and farm managers by ‘removing the headache’ from the electrical control portion of their projects.

We employ a team of around 20 qualified and experienced electrical engineers, programmers, draftsmen and electricians that you can rely on to deliver for every project.

 
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244 WOODWARD RD
BENDIGO VIC 3555
AUSTRALIA

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+61 (3) 5442 5444

 

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