About Morvan Trading
: Morvan Trading Ltd was established in 1991, building on previous experience in the power cord market, originally to supply bulk cable at wholesale prices. We have since developed into the UK specialist supplier for UK and international mains power cables.
Born in the depths of a recession, limiting overheads and passing savings onto our customers is core to our philosophy. Starting with a telephone and pencil on a second hand desk, we’ve grown into two sites with 15,000 square feet of warehouses and storage.
We have seen, adapted to, and pre-empted many changes in the mains cable market over the years. We had the foresight to anticipate the 1994 requirement for products sold in the UK to have a factory-fitted UK plug, which caused vast demand for moulded BS1363 plugs in a very short period of time. The slow decline of UK manufacturing led to us becoming a high volume importer from Taiwan and then mainland China.
Recently, the rise of ‘disposable’ products and accessories (including their detachable powercords) has meant changing our stocking and shipping arrangements. We continually have to smooth fluctuating exchange rates and volatile raw copper prices.
Morvan Trading deal only with reputable manufacturers who have passed our strict quality assessment programme and have a proven track record of reliability. The factories are furthermore subject to continuous independent scrutiny and inspections by various test houses such as ASTA, BSI or other European body for UK plugs, and UL, CSA or ETL for North American plugs.
We can provide copies of approval certificates, technical drawings, full specifications and samples all free of charge for customer appraisal and approval.
We supply to a wide range of market types in both the UK, Europe, and rest of world: manufacturers, resellers, refurbishers, distributors, exporters and importers. This can range from a one-man-band electrician to flag-carrier airlines.
Morvan Trading Ltd is a limited company, registered in England and Wales with company number 3747953. We are registered for VAT under number (GB) 730467934.
Morvan Trading Ltd has over 40 years experience in the powercord business.
We are a family business established in 1991 who pride ourselves on our knowledge of cord sets and commitment to customer service.
Wide product range: we supply the correct plug for every country on the globe
Market-leading product knowledge and technical support
High quality: all products carry national and international approvals
Service you can only get from a family business
Knowing what is possible, and what is approved; also knowing what isn’t. Knowing what plug to use where. We understand the production processes behind the manufacturing of mains cables, and take the time to get to know our customers’ individual needs and requirements, then match the two. We go beyond simply supplying products: Morvan Trading supplies solutions.
Our mains power products are tested and conform to stringent national and international standards, and approval certificates are available on request. For example: ASTA and/or British Standards for the UK; UL and CSA for North America; VDE for European and IEC leads.
Certification is also available for the EU RoHS, REACh and WEEE directives, US Conflict Minerals Act, and UK Modern Slavery Act, making regulatory compliance easy. We continuously keep abreast of the ever-changing regulative environment to ensure we keep supplying the same high-quality products and dependable after-sales service.
We have probably the largest and widest UK stock of over 350 product lines, encompassing moulded mainsleads and rewireable plugs and connectors for the whole world, all in our Hampshire warehouse. As a high-volume OEM we supply in bulk, at wholesale prices, to trade and industry. With over half a million products on the shelf, we can fulfil even the largest requirements, providing Far East prices with UK lead times and support.
By holding stock at our UK premises we can help with cash flow and free up valuable storage space for our customers whilst drastically reducing lead times: Just-in-Time purchasing becomes a reality. Quarantined stock can be held either on call-off, to be shipped same day on customer request, or as a scheduled order with set quantities on set dates; both options guarantee price and availability for the duration of the agreement. Contact us now with your annual requirements for a competitive quotation.