HPM was formed in Sydney by Doris and Berthold Herrman. After founding a successful button moulding company in the 20s, the entrepreneurial couple bought a cantankerous, old plastic moulding machine and began experimenting. They tried all sorts of items - salad servers, shoe horns, fly spray tubes - before hitting on success with knobs for radio sets.
An icon of the Australian electrical industry, we are committed to bringing you the best in everyday, affordable electrical. Trusted by electricians, the HPM brand denotes quality, safety and reliability.
Setting-up shop in the 1930s, HPM grew from a dynamic husband and wife duo into one of Australasia's largest suppliers to the electrical industry. An industry pioneer, HPM was integral to the development of the Australian and New Zealand electrical industries and the safe accessibility of electricity in millions of homes across both nations.
In February 2007, HPM joined the Legrand Group. With more than 130,000 catalogue items, a commercial presence in more than 70 countries, sales in over 180 countries, and more than 33,000 employees, the Legrand Group is one of the leading global specialists of products for electrical installations and information networks servicing the domestic, commercial and industrial markets.
Being part of Legrand’s extensive global network gives HPM access to a wealth of research data and intellectual property from all over the world. With such rich resources and consumer-driven insight, HPM offers a greater breadth of products - all unpretentious, compliant with the strictest safety standards, and designed to keep users powered, connected, making and creating. HPM products till away behind the scenes, so our users can be heroes, everyday.
Safety and integrity are key priorities at HPM. Where other brands import cheap products from overseas and short-cut compliance testing, we have a large Research & Development team based in Sydney, and a fully accredited NATA testing lab. Members of our technical team participate on the boards of all the key compliance governing bodies in Australia & NZ, as well as every other major nation in the world.
Our team is composed of more than 300 highly trained and experienced people. Since the early days in Darlinghurst, through the post-war immigration boom, HPM has thrived through diversity. And pioneering spirit.
Mahmoud KebbiCategory Manager – Commercial & Emergency Lighting
Mahmoud joined HPM Legrand over 2 years ago and has over 15 years experience in the lighting industry. Mahmoud holds an engineering and marketing degree.
Helena CopNSW State Coordinator
Helena has been with HPM Legrand for 2 years. She has a background in customer service, finance and sales. Helena supports the NSW Sales team ensuring exceptional customer relations.
David BacicDigital Communications Specialist
David recently joined HPM Legrand and has a diverse digital background in various government departments and commercial environments. David also holds a Bachelor of Business in Marketing.
Diana RiveraMarketing Communications Specialist
Diana holds a Bachelor degree in Industrial Design and a Masters in Marketing. Diana has been with HPM Legrand since July 2015 and works within retail channel marketing and communications.
Frederic ParentSupply Chain & Customer Service Manager
Frederic has worked for the Legrand Group for 18 years with a solid background in logistics and customer service. He coordinates sales forecasts, and manages warehousing and transport activities.
Rina TuiotiNational HR Manager
Rina has a Bachelor of Business and post graduate qualifications in Human Resources. She has 19 years of experience in HR management over a diverse range of companies.
Benoit FoujolsNational Commercial Manager
Ben has been with HPM Legrand since 2011 in various roles – Product Manager, BDM and now National Commercial Manager. Ben holds a Masters in International Business.
Bella ZhangAccounts Payable Supervisor
Bella has been with HPM Legrand for 4 years and currently manages the Accounts Payable Team.
Tomi BrcicProduct and Production Engineer
Tomi began his days with HPM Legrand as a student design engineer, before transitioning into his current role. He holds a degree in Electrical Engineering.