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IBA Buying Group

IBA Electrical Wholesale Buying Group: A Trusted Partner of SM Electrical Supplies

At SM Electrical Supplies, we pride ourselves on providing our customers with the best electrical products available. As a member of the IBA Buying Group, we have access to an extensive range of top-quality products from leading industry brands.

Here's everything you need to know about the IBA Buying Group and how it benefits you, our valued customer.

Who and What is the IBA Buying Group?

The IBA is a renowned electrical wholesale buying group tailored for established, independent electrical wholesalers. Founded in 1993 in the North West of England by 10 pioneering electrical wholesalers, the IBA has grown exponentially.

Today, it boasts:
  • A staggering turnover of approximately £140 million.
  • Over 95 members with more than 135 branches across the UK.
  • A rich history with 6 of its original members still active in the group.
  • A Comprehensive Range of Products and Brands

    With the IBA Buying Group, product variety is never an issue.
They stock:
  • Over 90 of the industry's top brands.
  • A vast array of products, from cabling and conduit to fire safety equipment, solar panels, switches, sockets, and more.
  • Renowned brands such as Aico, Bell, Crompton, Hager, NVC, Scolmore, Univolt, Waxman, and many others.
And the best part? If the IBA stocks it, SM Electrical Supplies can get it for you!

Explore Our Extensive Inventory

While our website showcases a selection of our offerings, it's just the tip of the iceberg. If you can't find what you're looking for online, delve into the comprehensive IBA catalogue. And if you spot something you need, reach out to us!

Swift and Efficient Ordering Process

Need something from the IBA catalogue? We've got you covered. Typically, we can order and provide any item from the IBA catalogue within a few days.
So, even if you don't see a product on our website, rest assured, we can procure it for you. Simply find your desired item in the IBA catalogue, and either call or email us.

We'll ensure it's ready for collection at our stores or dispatched for delivery without delay.

Dive into the IBA’s 2023 Catalogue:

For more details on the IBA catalogue and ordering process, feel free to contact us.

You can:
  • Call us at: 01592 656190
  • Email us at
  • Engage with us via our web chat
At SM Electrical Supplies, your satisfaction is our top priority. Partnered with the IBA Buying Group, we're committed to delivering quality, variety, and efficiency, every time.