Narva Automotive Lighting & Electrical
Manufacturers - Knoxfield, VIC
"Safety through Technology". NARVA products are sourced from leading manufacturers around the world. Carefully chosen strategic partners provide access to the latest in technology and product design.
THE COMPANY BEHIND THE NAME
Originally established by Bill Brown and Jock Watson in 1953, Brown & Watson International Pty Ltd is an 'old' Australian trading company with a long and colourful history.
Over the years the company has been involved in a range of enterprises ranging from manufacturing transport equipment, toy wholesaling, furniture and acting as a manufacturers representative. This last business activity exposed BWI to the automotive industry and its wholesale distribution channels in the early 1960's.
Early in the 1980's the company commenced importing lighting products from a company called NARVA located in Plauen, East Germany. The main products were incandescent and halogen globes and NARVA, East Germany still manufacture many of the globes marketed today.
The first NARVA catalogue was produced in 1984. It extended to 10 pages in glorious black and white, detailing a total of 58 part numbers. This is a far cry from today's 2008-10 NARVA catalogue with its 376 pages, featuring over 4,000 part numbers in 12 colour coded product sections. This entire catalogue can be accessed from the NARVA website and its content clearly illustrates the enormous growth of the NARVA program over the last 24 years.
Today, NARVA products are sourced from leading manufacturers around the world. Carefully chosen strategic partners provide access to the latest in technology and product design. Over recent years NARVA has invested in the design and development of products for sale not just within Australia but across the globe.