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Electrical Solutions for Industry

In July 2022, ARA Group Limited acquired J.A. Martin Pty Ltd. J.A. Martin Electrical has been in operation providing quality focused service for over 50 years. Their success has been built on long standing relationships with clientele that are perpetuated through the offering of an outstanding level of service.

Our capabilities provide for an electrical project to be taken from inception, through design, engineering, project management, manufacture and installation phases to closure without reliance on third parties.

J.A. Martin Electrical Capabilities


With over 20 years’ experience, the J.A. Martin Electrical Engineering team carries out engineering services from schematic drawings to low voltage project scoping.

  • Design & Commissioning of Low Voltage (LV) works
  • Complete site LV Switchgear Solution Design and Planning, including
  • Switchrooms, Switchboards and MCC’s
  • Project Scoping and Technical Specifications
  • Electrical Engineering Review
  • Design Improvements
  • Engineering and Design
  • Electrical Drafting Services – Schematic, Termination & layouts
  • “As Built” Manuals And Mark-Ups
  • Cable Calculations And Design to AS/NZS 3000 and 3008

Project Work – Installation and Commissioning

Installation and commissioning of cabling and control systems. electrical Solutions include:

  • Industrial controls & automation
  • Process and instrumentation control.
  • Hazardous area wiring in locations such as underground coal mines, sewage treatment plants, spray booths, fuel farms & service stations.
  • Mining Industry – Washery upgrades, overland conveyor systems and coal train loaders.
  • Cotton Industry – over 30 years’ experience in the upgrade
    and installation of Cotton Gins.
  • Water Industry – supply authority infrastructure and filtration & process industry control systems.
  • Rail Industry – track signalling and boom gate control systems

Service and Maintenance

Our Service departments at all branches are constantly staffed from 6.30am to 4.00pm Monday to Friday. Our normal working hours are generally from 7.00am to 3.30pm Monday to Friday and outside these hours we provide a 24 hour 7 day emergency breakdown service.

Typical works include:

  • Statuary Compliance Checks
  • Preventative & Reactive Maintenance
  • Breakdown Response
  • New Installations & Additions
  • Hazardous Area Installations
  • Testing & Tagging
  • Supply Authority Metering

We service such industries as:

  • Coal mines and Washeries,
  • Utilities Infrastructure (Water, sewerage, Telstra cell towers, Roads &
  • Maritime Services: bridge openings etc.),
  • Defence Installations
  • Metalliferous ferrous Mines – crushing and screening plants
  • Asphalt plants
  • Mineral processing factories
  • Food processing plants,
  • Service stations
  • LPG dispensers
  • Engineering workshops
  • Concrete plants
  • Poultry feedmills
  • Aluminium smelter superstructure refurbishments
  • Hosts of other manufacturing and commercial enterprises.


Switchboards & Manufacturing

J.A. Martin Electrical has full in-house manufacturing and fabrication facilities. From design, manufacture, fabrication and installation we custom produce a range of products to suit your site specific requirements including:

  • Motor Control Centres
  • Main Switchboards & Distribution Boards
  • PLC Panels, Control Panels and Control Consoles
  • Local Control Stations, Local Isolators & Marshalling and Termination Panels
  • VSD & Soft Starter Panels
  • Power Factor Correction & Metering Enclosures
  • Switchrooms, Control Rooms & Operators Cabins
  • Protective Covers, Weather Hoods, support brackets and mounting stands

Switchboard solutions can be supplied as custom manufactured or fully type tested modular switchboards in fixed, demountable or fully withdrawable configurations up to the following maximum ratings;

  • IP66 degree of protection
  • Form 3 or 4 segregation
  • 1000Vac operational voltage
  • 7100A current rating
  • 100kA fault current rating

We pride ourselves on capabilities that encompass panel design, layout, wiring, field installation and commissioning.

Data Cabling

J.A. Martin Electrical understand the importance and reliability of continuous data. Our expertise in Data Cabling extends across numerous industries. The J.A. Martin team are fully trained and certified to deliver clever solutions to your data cabling needs. Our extensive data cabling capabilities include:

  • Optical Fibre testing, terminating & fault finding (Single Mode and Multi-Mode Testing to ANSI/TIA-568-C.0 Tier 2 and ISO/IEC 11801:2011)
  • Patch & communications panels, data racks, server racks (indoor and outdoor)
  • Close Circuit Television CCTV systems
  • Process watching systems


Integrated electrical and communication solutions

ARA Electrical is a specialist in delivering fully integrated electrical and communications solutions. We provide a range of high-quality, customer-driven solutions for clients across multiple industries –; mining and resources; infrastructure; defence; steel; renewables and government – through our four key capability areas:

Service and Maintenance

Operating 24/7 to provide clients with scheduled and reactive maintenance, repairs, and risk assessments.

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Manufacturing reliable, quality solutions through a large range of innovative products built to Australian and international standards.

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Providing all aspects of electrical project management, installation and construction.

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Designing and engineering innovative solutions for a range of electrical projects.

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