Official Launch of GIL Automations BV Marine and CSIA Certified Panel Shop

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Wednesday the 24th of February, 2016 marked the official launch of the BV Marine and CSIA Certified Panel Shop, the only shop certified in Nigeria for marine rated Industrial panels. The shop is a further show of our demonstrated local competence in Automation and Electrical equipment manufacturing in Nigeria.

The event was well attended by numerous customers from 19 companies across Oil, Gas, Power, Food & Beverage, Breweries and the cement industry. We also had the pleasure of having representatives from PETAN, DPR, NAPIMS, NNPC, MAN and NCDMB.

At the launch, the MD/CEO-Lawal Gbolahan welcomed all who had made time to come for the event. A delved a little into the company’s history and every effort made to be a certified panel shop. He also encouraged patronage from all stakeholders. He described the facility to be a hub were Nigerian young Engineers would be able to grow into specialist in areas such as welding, design and fabrication of Electrical and control panels etc.

Closely following the CEO was a representative of the Nigerian Content Development and monitoring board – NCDMB Mr. Frank Ibi – Manager Capacity Building gave a goodwill message on the need for supporting companies who work hard in ensuring the Nigeria content act is followed. He commended GIL Automation for achieving this prowess and encouraged others to do same.

A representative of Total Nigeria provided customer testimonial on how GIL Project team have delivered panel projects to specification, timely and safely.


The AGM, Project & Services Olawale Akande talked extensively on the various processes of the panel shop including the software and hardware involved and the relevant IEC compliance of our cabinets.

The GM –Sankalp Singh was delighted to facilitate the tour of the facility which saw the staging area where panels are staged after fabrication for FAT and preparation for packaging and shipping. Then they went to the fabrication area and then to the workshop were metal sheets are fabricated and bended, the bus bar machine and loading area.

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The event continued after lunch with a question and answer section which was co-anchored by the GM and MD.

‘Following the launch, GIL Automations opened its doors to their clients to make out time and come for a tour anytime. Be rest assured we are glad to take you round because we are proud of it. We look forward to working with you on your next enclosure project’, Singh said.

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