Industrial Electrics

Industry Leaders,
Licenced & Contracted Installers

About Us


Industrial Electrics has had specialised contractors for electrical and communications for the past 15 years.  In the last 10 years, we have had expert licensed solar installers.  Our solar systems have Australian backed warranty.  Also, savings to your bottom line.

Our business was established in 2006 by Craig Copeland and Vaughan Watkins.  Today, Industrial Electrics has become a trusted and local family-owned business. We have full capability in context with Electrical and Communications infrastructure projects.  Our projects are of all sizes in the private and public sectors.

Industrial Electrics continues its aim to revolutionise industry standards within Australia.  This is continuing to be upheld by implementing renewable energy solutions in 2020.


Our organisation always strives to go above and beyond meeting the industry standard, instead, we like to set industry standards.


As an electrical business that has been established for a decade, we pride ourselves on our strong workmanship and our abilities to successfully serve South East Queensland and Northern New South Wales electrical needs. 


As we prioritise our work, you can always count on us to get the job done.

16 years in business
over 50 qualified staff

About Us | our story

Industrial Electrics is an electrical and communications contracting organisation.  We have licensed and contracted installers.  The company is based in South East Queensland and Northern New South Wales.  Industrial Electrics has over 40 direct employees. These employees are contracted to both the private and public sectors.

Owned by Craig Copeland and Vaughan Watkins, the two have never forgotten their roots and who they are. Industrial Electrics are proud of the company they have built. There is no job too big or small for Industrial Electrics.

Director Profile

Since 2006

Company History

In 2006 Craig Copeland and Vaughan Watkins established Industrial Electrics.  This was with an intent to set standards.  Craig and Vaughan aim to do this with their offerings of electrical services to business and the government.  This has now extended to renewable energy within households.

From the beginning, Craig and Vaughan maintain commitment to the continual improvement of both their electrical operations and their client service quality. 

For us, ‘Industry Best’ in safety, reliability, and value is a starting point, not a goal. We have earned our leadership reputation by consistently exceeding standards for all business and government clients through our licensed contracted installers.

We ensure that our electrical and renewable energy services are matched with our quality solutions. These outcomes are reflected in our client satisfaction. This is as we apply our abilities to the most complex projects. From maintenance and repair contracts, all the way to solar systems.

About our directors


After finishing his apprenticeship Craig left his hometown in New Zealand and headed for England to further his career as a mobile technician, maintenance supervisor and building services manager for various companies. Craig started his career in the banking sector with Barclay Bank as a mobile technician. He then progressed to the next stage of his career as a shift supervisor with Lehman Brothers before becoming a building service manager for NATWEST markets trading centre.

After deciding to head back to New Zealand, Craig was employed with Bechtel as a part of a commissioning team to start up new CAST house facilities for Rio Tinto in New Zealand and Australia. This experience enabled Craig to begin work with the United Group commissioning a gold mine in Orange, NSW. From Orange, Craig moved to the Resources sector and built and commissioned several power link switchyards.

With years of professional experience behind him, Craig moved back to the Gold Coast, Australia, as he wanted to focus more on being at home. Craig remained with the United Group, working in wastewater treatment plants before co-founding Industrial Electrics Pty Ltd. Craig now enjoys his role as a Director at Industrial Electrics, working alongside Vaughan to build a company known for outstanding quality and great working relationships with customers.

Vaughan commenced his electrical apprenticeship with Stowe Australia after completing High School in Penrith, NSW. He later relocated to the Gold Coast to work on the construction of the Gold Coast Convention Centre. During this project, he met Craig and they quickly became good friends.

In 2006 Craig and Vaughan established Industrial Electrics together with a vision to create a leading Australian electrical contracting company. Vaughan has a passion to build a sustainable future and is highly qualified in energy efficiency and solar installations. He currently holds an ORER inspector accreditation and strives to improve the energy efficiency of Australian businesses.

industrial electrics senior staff

Highly Regarded Staff With a Focus On Quality Workmanship, Dedication, Professional Advice & Safety

Shane Annand Industrial Electrics Project Manager

Shane Annand | Project Manager

Shane manages and oversees projects from design to completion for residential, commercial and industrial electrical jobs. Shane has been with Industrial Electrics for 10 years; in which time he has overlooked staff responsibilities and training. Additionally, Shane delegates resources and budget needed to ensure the success of projects.

Before joining Industrial Electrics, Shane was an electrician for eight years building his skills in the Gold Coast region. Since joining the team, Shane has been involved with some of our largest projects and clients such as The Star Garden Bar, Carindale Cinemas and 372-374 Marine.

Andrew Smith Industrial Electrics Project Manager

Andrew Smith | Project Manager

Andrew has over 25 years experience working within the electrical industry, in both NSW and QLD. He has been involved with and managed multiple critical installation sites such as, IBM, Cathay Pacific Data Centre and the Rodnet Project with the RAAF. Andrew joined the Industrial Electrics team in 2009 to manage a wide range of electrical projects and has guided the company to a position of strength within the electrical community.

》Licenced Electrician
》Licenced Electrical Contractor
》Licenced Master Cabler

Raquel Industrial Electrics

Raquel Bannister | Finance & Operations Manager

Raquel has over 10 years experience in information technology, including seven years in account management, over five years in business management, three years in customer service/software support and six years in retail sales and management experience. This includes owning her own childcare business in New Zealand, which was sold to settle here in the Gold Coast.

Some of Raquel's skills include:
》Customer Service
》Book Keeping
》Accounts Receivable/Payable
》Software Support
》High Level in Mcrosoft Software
》Data Entry & Analysis
》HR Recruitment
》Business Development
》Project Management

Mat Puch Industrial Electrics Estimator

Mathew Puch | Estimator

Mat has over 40 years experience in the electrical construction industry since leaving school and starting his electrical apprenticeship, working his way up through the ranks to project manager in the commercial and industrial sector.

Mats strengths and knowledge stands in the commercial electrical D&C field for designs, budgets, and pricing. Quality is a first in Mats eyes and believes quality should not be compromised by price and that we should all be proud of the work we have done.

Adelle Industrial Electrics Estimating Assistant

Adelle Robertson | Estimating Assistant

Adelle has been with Industrial Electrics for over five years. Her role began as a casual office assistant and has developed into a full time administration and estimating support. Since 2016, Adelle has completed a Diploma of Business, offering valuable support for the Industrial Electrics team. Her professional knowledge within the construction industry is a major asset to the company.

Adelle is now studying a Bachelor of Psychology for Human Resource Management and looks forward to her career determining organisational HR development needs.

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collaboration is key

Equal Opportunity Work Environment

Industrial Electrics Awarded Best Safety Initiative

Company Culture

Directors, Craig and Vaughan believe in being a part of the local community.  They have been proud sponsors of the ‘Currumbin Junior Eagles‘ rugby league team for several years.

We carry this unity in the community within our company.  Industrial Electrics have strong equal opportunity values and this is shown with our apprentices and qualified tradesmen from various cultural backgrounds.  We value each other’s diverse balance of experience and knowledge, working together in a non-discriminatory environment.

Wherever possible, Industrial Electrics employ local staff.  This is to ensure local knowledge is readily available and sustained within the company.  Students from local schools and trade colleges are encouraged to participate in work experience with the company.  This hopefully allows them to confirm their compatibility for a career in the electrical industry. Work experience often leads to an apprenticeship with the company.  It also creates the potential for the start of an interesting career.


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Commercial and Residential Solar Panel Systems in South East Queensland

Family Owned Business

We're committed to helping Australian Households and Business Developments Excell

Trusted with all things electrical, communications and industrial process controls

Zero Harm Policy

Work Health and Safety

workplace health and safety management

Industrial Electrics have a proactive policy, which ensures all employees are provided with a safe and healthy work environment. Our management staff are dedicated to accident prevention, hazard control and removal, injury protection, heath preservation and promotion. We are committed to ensuring safety for all of our employee’s and clients.

Our high level of safety is achieved by:

》Planning, developing, implementing and monitoring comprehensive Health, Safety and Welfare Programs.

》Promoting the understanding of Health, Safety and Welfare as a normal component of all aspects of work.

》Providing a healthy and safe workplace.

》Employees to report accidents promptly, unsafe practices or conditions that become apparent and work with others to promote a safe workplace.

All employees and sub-contractors are fully aware of the system and kept updated on their ongoing responsibilities through company and project inductions, toolbox meetings and safe work methods.

Safety audits and inspections are conducted at the Industrial Electrics workplace and job sites to ensure ongoing compliance to company standards and continuous improvement.

Our commitment to you

Industrial Electrics is committed to providing our clients with exceptional quality of products and services in a creative and innovative manner. To ensure all our work is achieved in a legal and efficient manner, we have established a quality assurance program. The program provides our clients with an assurance the quality of the products and services provided will meet current and future customer requirements.

We constantly review our operations with our key stakeholders and continuously monitor all levels and inputs into our organisation to achieve improvements wherever possible.

Above all, we deal openly with our clients, staff and suppliers to make sure we begin and maintain honest, open and positive relationships. We recognise these relationships are dynamic and need constant care and management.

This program includes a Quality Manual based upon AS NZS ISO 9001:2008 and other standards to meet our stakeholder’s needs and expectations.

Quality Workmanship


Professional Advice

Industrial Electrics Community Involvement

Our Community

In 2020 Industrial Electrics supported Movember in raising money for Men’s mental health and suicide prevention. Above all, being there for friends, family and even strangers when they need it is the most important thing. Our team values the community around us and we want to do what we can to support this cause as we believe in doing our part to raise awareness around this issue.

Thank you to all those who donated, helping us raise a total of $7 939.

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