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Company Overview of Maplin Electronics Ltd.

Company Overview

Maplin Electronics Ltd. operates as a retailer of consumer electronics. It operates a network of stores that sell home electrical goods; DJ, studio, and audio products; DIY items; computing and office products; CCTV and security systems; batteries and power products; cables and connectors; components; and gadgets, toys, and hobbies. The company also sells products through its online store to customers in the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands, and the Republic of Ireland. It was formerly known as Maplin Electronics Supplies Ltd. and changed its name to Maplin Electronics Ltd. in November 1988. The company was founded in 1972 and is based in Rotherham, United Kingdom. It has store locations ...

Brookfields Way



Rotherham,  S63 5DL

United Kingdom

Founded in 1972


44 84 4557 6000


44 84 4557 6001

Key Executives for Maplin Electronics Ltd.

Managing Director
Head of Logistics
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Maplin Electronics Ltd. Key Developments

Maplin Announces Executive Changes

Maplin has appointed Darren Shapland, the new Poundland chairman, as its non-executive chairman. He replaces John Lovering who is retiring. Shapland starts his role next month following the sale of Maplin by Montagu Private Equity to Rutland Partners for £85 million in June. Shapland was previously Carpetright chief executive and also held senior roles with Sainsbury's and Superdrug.

Maplin Electronics Confirms to Shut its Store in Derby City Centre

Maplin Electronics has confirmed that it is to shut its store in Derby city centre. The company will close its East Street store on June 28, 2013. But the firm said that it would be retaining its other Derby store at the Wyvern Retail Park. Maplin said that it had decided to shut the city centre store after coming to the end of its lease. The company has decided not to renew the lease on the city centre store and instead concentrate all its efforts on the Wyvern store. The company could not say how many people at its city centre store were being made redundant as a result of its closure.

JSJS Designs plc Announces Maplin Electronics Ltd.'s Store Rollout

JSJS Designs plc announced the commencement of a store rollout by Maplin Electronics Ltd. This rollout follows a successful internet sales trial by the retailer. To begin with the company's Lightwave product range will rollout to 20 Maplin stores with a stocking order of over £30,000 having been received and the potential to generate annual revenues of approximately £300,000. Following the initial rollout, if deemed successful by Maplins, the rollout could continue into another 195 Maplin stores.

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