Tuesday, 28 May 2019


DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, May 28, 2019 - Global technology leader Honeywell (NYSE: HON) is marking the centenary year of MK Electric, a leading manufacturer of electrical wiring devices. Since its establishment in the United Kingdom in 1919, the brand has become synonymous with high quality, safe and reliable electrical products for domestic, commercial and industrial uses.

Yashdeep Sule, marketing director, Honeywell Electrical Products, Europe, Middle East & Africa, commented: “For MK Electric, 2019 is a landmark year as we celebrate one hundred years of innovation and achievement. We are firmly committed to providing the region with a comprehensive range of premium products. We are market leaders in the electrical wiring devices business and will continue to work tirelessly to further strengthen our position, while leading the industry to a smarter and more sustainable future.”

MK Electric was established as the Heavy Current Electric Accessories Company by Charles Arnold with just one product: the Multy Kontact socket, which would later become its namesake. Along the way there have been many pioneering inventions including anti-flash, the first shuttered socket to feature concealed live and neutral terminals; the first ‘monobloc’ light switch product with two components – a mounting box and the integral switch and frontplate; and Logic PlusTM, with its revolutionary 3-pin, child resistant, design.

Recently, MK Electric introduced USB charging capabilities to its iconic product portfolio, to enhance guest experiences in the region’s hospitality sector. The new MK Electric’s 1 Gang USB integrated sockets, equipped with dual USB charging ports, now meet both British and International standards, keeping in step with evolving technologies and needs.

“We sincerely thank all our customers in the region for their continued support and look forward to working with them to advance the industry to new heights. We owe our success to our customers and valued employees, past and present, and are grateful for their hard work and dedication. We are very excited for what the next hundred years will bring,” said Luc Escoute, regional leader for Honeywell Electrical Products in the Middle East.