About Us

TECH-SOURCE is a stockist & distributor of quality electrical and automation components, covering Western Australia, South Australia & the Northern Territory.

We specialise in Industrial Automation Components, Electrical Automation, and  Motors & Drives, from manufacturers like ABB, Omron, Novaris, Mean Well, Fastron, Stemar, AIC, and APCS.

Our extensive product range has been carefully curated to meet the needs of our clients and we keep most products in stock for immediate delivery.

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Our Story

TECH-SOURCE is a West Australian owned company offering electrical control & automation components and solutions to a growing number of industry sectors. With almost 4 decades of trading under our belt, you could say we know a thing or two about what we do.

So what do we do?

TECH-SOURCE is a distributor of high-quality Process Control and Automation products. Our brands include Omron Electronics, APCS, Stemar,
Meanwell, Novaris, Fastron, ABB
and other world class manufacturers.

With such an esteemed inventory, our fully trained Australian based sales & support team are here to guide you towards correctly
specified products for your application.

Established In 1986, founders, Robert (Bob) Swadel and Michael (Mike) Snadden, set out to provide industry with a modest inventory of control and automation components that they had expertise in delivering and maintaining.

A small leap forward to 1990 and TECH-SOURCE expanded, with Tony Forder joining the team to provide expertise and knowledge in PLC’s and their programming. At that time TECH-SOURCE also expanded its inventory to include Motor Protection, Power Protection & Power Quality products, with Tony leading the charge to enable TECH-SOURCE to establish Multilin in to Major Mining & Industry in Western Australia.

Nine years on, and with a reputation becoming firmly established in the motion control sector, ABB sought to establish an alliance with TECH-SOURCE. An alliance which is still going strong today. TECH-SOURCE are proud to be a Value-Added Partner for ABB’s range of Drives and Motion Products.

Moving forward with TECH-SOURCE to today….

With the passing or Bob Swadell, TECH-SOURCE ownership became a 50/50 partnership between Mike Snadden and Tony Forder. Following Tony's retirment in 2022, the business is now owned and operated by Mike Snadden, with management assistance from executives Tony Coates, Parth Shah & Michael Kenny; all experts in their respective fields.

With the new management team in place, TECH-SOURCE recently expanded into South Australia and the Northern Territory, through the acquisition of Surge-Tech. Whilst the Head Office & Warehousing Facilities remain in Perth WA, TECH-SOURCE now have staff on the ground to assist you in those states, offering full access to our product range, and our team of experts.

  • Our Vision

    To establish a mutually profitable relationship with our business partners and clients based on co-operation, communication, technical support and, above all, integrity at all times in all our dealings.

    Our vision is to continue to be a leading distributor of Industrial automation and control technology, whilst being recognised for our on-going technical assistance and support.

    Constant product training and a genuine desire to provide our customers with the best available product solutions has led TECH-SOURCE to gain a solid reputation as the Preferred Supplier to Western Australian Industry; an accolade we intend to replicate as we expand our business in South Australia and the Northern Territory.

  • Our Mission

    • Provide access to an exceptional range of products.
    • Offer expertise, experience and specialised product knowledge.
    • Develop industry leading cost effective automation solutions.
    • Deliver on time and on budget.
    • Exceed the expectations of our clients.

Our Clients

Through our extensive client base, we have been fortunate enought to provided products, support and techincal expertise to projects in South East Asia , South Africa , New Zealand and across Australia for companies such as Alcoa, BHP, Rio Tinto, FMG, RCR Group, Regis Mining, Downer Group, Boral, Midland Brick, Western Power, Woodside, Wesfarmers, Chevron, Epic Energy, The West Australian Water Corporation and many Electrical Contractors and Engineers throughout Australia.