John Turk commenced business some 36 years ago as an electrical wholesaler. After a long history in the electrical industry selling for Eric J. Grays, John recognised a need in the wholesale electrical industry for someone to service the industry with superior service and to hold stock over a complete range.

Business commenced from his first site at Artarmon in 1972 and grew rapidly as customers enjoyed the best service at the very best prices.

John sadly passed away on the 16th April 1987.

The business today has over 42 outlets covering NSW, ACT, QLD, and NT and stocks approximately 200,000 products throughout the group. The business continues to grow rapidly.

John’s motto of service to the customer at the very best prices still lives on today.

In July 1998 the John Turk Family sold their business to Rexel S.A. an international wholesaler of electrical and data supplies who boasts over 1200 branches world wide with enormous growth in all divisions of their business.

Rexel’s worldwide buying power assures our group of the best pricing so that we may service our customers and compete at all levels in our industry.


Our many locations, demographics, new improved sites and merchandising will shape our business and company goals so that our customers feel comfortable and welcome when they do business with our company.

The one thing that will constantly remind our management and staff of our heritage is John’s initial motto for doing business. ‘Service the customer with the best range, quality and price.’


  • 42 Outlets
  • Complete computer facilities
  • Local FIS delivery
  • Comprehensive stock range
  • Dedicated service levels
  • Data & Communication supplies
  • Competitive pricing.
  • Major Project Pricing available

John R. Turk offer full and complete computer facilities from all branches.

At counter level we offer the opportunity for a full priced and extended invoice or a delivery docket when products are purchased.

At your request we can provide:

  • Product purchase print outs
  • Product purchase details per warehouse
  • Activity reporting

The input of your pricing structure to our main frame will ensure constant and correct pricing at ALL our warehouse sites.

Is currently being adapted to our computer systems and to suit our customers needs.

John R. Turk is committed to your company for consistency of service, attention to detail and attention to your company’s requirements large or small.

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