Here at MEICA Technical Services we usually find that the answer to this question is a resounding ‘yes’! If your business, industrial or commercial premises is well established (not a new build development) or if you are considering expansion, an industrial electrical upgrade will almost certainly enable you to improve operational efficiency and save money in the long term. And, don’t worry, an upgrade doesn’t have to cost the earth.

What is an electrical upgrade?

An electrical upgrade will always commence with an electrical audit in order to fully understand if there are any issues with the efficiency, effectiveness and reliability of the existing electrical system.

Once the audit is complete, the electrician will be in a position to offer professional advice and recommendations to deliver a bespoke electrical upgrade for your premises that may include simple repairs through to a full rewire and replacement of the electrical panel(s).

Insufficient electrical wiring

One of the most common problems we see in commercial premises is insufficient electrical wiring. Technology advances almost on a daily basis but, whilst many companies implement the very latest machinery and equipment, they don’t consider the quantity and power the tech requires.

At the same time, if a building, factory or warehouse is renovated or updated, the installation of a new, more powerful electrical panel and corresponding electrical wiring is often overlooked. A correctly functioning electrical panel that is fit for purpose is vital to the safety and productivity of your business and staff.

Special requirements

Many companies we work with employ lots of different electronic equipment that sometimes demands speciality outlets or dedicated circuits for safe, efficient and optimum operation. Installing a new electrical panel, for example, will ensure the smooth operation of the equipment, as well as delivering safety and regulatory compliance.

Implementing an industrial electrical upgrade

With more than 30 years’ experience planning and implementing both small- and large-scale electrical upgrades, it is always our objective to complete all work required with little or no disruption to your overall operation.

Before work commences, we will ensure that local planning permits and approvals are received and in place. As part of any upgrade, we will automatically repair existing wires or retrofit them where necessary using the appropriate materials, including safe and proper grounding with copper. Finally, we will give you a full overview of the new electrical system to include a schematic of your new panel and wiring and all the associated functions and switches so any of your on-site operations or maintenance teams have a working knowledge of the system.

If you would like to arrange a free site visit to discuss an electrical upgrade for your business or commercial premises, please contact the MEICA Technical Services team on 01993 22311 or email:

As well as carrying out comprehensive electrical audits – including full inspection and testing –  and implementing consequent upgrades, we are also able to advise on, install and maintain:

  • Security lighting
  • Interior & exterior lighting
  • Smoke alarms
  • Emergency lighting