Are Our Business
Our GSM Retail team is well-renowned in the industry for delivering results to our clients. We strive to provide a high standard of electrical products, branding, sales and customer service.
Harry Van Derzon
CLIPSAL BRAND ESTABLISHED
Alfred Gerard develops the “clips all” size adjustable conduit fittings. The Clipsal Brand is born.
Alfred Gerard’s son Geoff engineers manufacturing breakthroughs.
Established in 1950
MISTRAL BRAND ESTABLISHED
The Mistral brand established in 1968
ROBERT GERARD TAKEOVER
Geoff’s son Robert takes over and makes Clipsal a worldwide brand.
AQUISITION OF PIERLITE
Gerard family acquires Pierlite
AQUISITION OF MISTRAL & RINGGRIP
Gerard family acquired brands Mistral & Ringgrip
AQUISITION OF CHIEF
Chief brand name acquired. (est. 1946)
PHILLIPS DISTRIBUTION DEAL
Pierlite becomes exclusive distributor of Phillips lamps in Australia and New Zealand
Clipsal sold for $750m, the family retains non-Clipsal businesses
Magnavox brand aquired (est. 1917)
Gerard Lightings is holding established
LIGHTING CORP ACQUISITION
Aquires Lighting Corp becoming Australia’s largest lighting manufacturer and supplier
GERARD LIGHTING IPO LISTING
The IPO of Gerard Lighting is listed at a market cap of $177m
GERARD LIGHTING ACQUISITION
Gerard Lighting acquired by CHAMP Private equity
Gerard Lighting re-enters the electrical components business
GSM INNOVATIONS ESTABLISHED
GSM Innovations founded. Creating world leading IoT technology