About Us


About Us


Chalmit® was founded as Andrew Chalmers and Mitchell Ltd in 1910 to manufacture and supply electrical equipment for the large marine market on the River Clyde. We soon became a major supplier of lighting and electrical products for the marine industry in Scotland.

In the 1970s, success in the marine oil tanker business presented an opportunity for diversification into the wider oil and gas market. We captured 85% of the North Sea HID lighting market, a position that we still maintain today.

As our presence in the global oil and gas market grew, we shortened our name to Chalmers and Mitchel and subsequently, Chalmit. We also expanded our export potential and opened offices in Singapore and Abu Dhabi to meet additional demand in the international market. These offices helped us develop an extensive, long-standing agency network.


About Us


After acquisition by Whitecroft Group’s lighting division in 1995, we joined Simplex Lighting. This gave us access to the B.V. Industria range of Ex e fluorescent products, which we updated and integrated into our own hazardous area lighting portfolio. Subsequent growth in the FPSO market expedited the development of our extensive Ex lighting portfolio.

Hubbell purchased Chalmit from Whitecroft in 1998. As part of Hubbell’s Harsh and Hazardous division, we now provide extensive lighting project capabilities for ATEX and IECEx, including enclosures, fixtures, fittings, control stations, receptacles, and switchgear.

Today, our ISO 9001 certified products are approved by multiple international bodies, including BASEEFA, SIRA, DNV, INMETRO (Brazil), and TRCU (EAC). We recently gained accreditation for several luminaires under the latest IECEx scheme and continue to maintain a rigorous quality and development standard across our organization.

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