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Maplin Electronics is a retailer of consumer electronic products in the United Kingdom.

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Maplin was founded in 06/1972 and its headquarters is located in Westcliff, Other, GB. Maplin has $3.2M in revenue and 207 employees. Maplin's top competitors are LINDY ELECTRONICS LIMITED, StarTech and C2G, Lastar.

Maplin Competitive Set





MaplinMaplin ceo


Jeff Clark

General Manager

2StarTech ceoStarTech

Paul Seed

Co-Founder & CEO

3C2G, Lastar ceoC2G, Lastar

4Fiberoptic Cable Webshop ceoFiberoptic Cable Webshop

5Beyondtech ceoBeyondtech

6Diablo Cable ceoDiablo Cable

Gary Moore


7Middle Atlantic Products ceoMiddle Atlantic Products

Michael Baker


8Axiom Memory Solutions. ceoAxiom Memory Solutions.

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Maplin Funding History


Since Maplin was founded in 06/1972, it has participated in 1 round of funding. In total Maplin has raised $8.0M. Maplin's funding round was on Oct 2014 for a total of $8.0M

UnattributedOct 2014$8M

Rutland PartnersBeringea

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Maplin News

Maplin: Fading hopes of finding a buyer for Maplin puts 2,500 jobs at riskThe jobs of 2,500 Maplin workers are on the line as hopes of finding a buyer for the stricken electronics chain fade and stores begin to close over the coming weeks. The electronics retailer, owned by private equity firm Rutland Partners,...Brief Report
Maplin: Maplin in administration: Internet connectivity issues hit in-store card paymentsComputer Weekly
Maplin: Maplin shut down sale prices still HIGHER than rivalsUK tat bazaar enters final death spiral Closing-down sale posters are being plastered over the shop windows of moribund Brit 'leccy tat emporium Maplin Electronics, but even now the discounted goods can still be bought more cheaply from rivals....The Register
Maplin: Maplin store Birmingham to close down - with these huge discountsBirmingham city centre electronics store Maplin has launched a closing down sale - with discounts of up to 50 per cent. The company motto is: 'Connecting brilliant ideas'. But the retailer went into administration last week, putting the jobs of...Brief Report
Maplin: Maplin: Administrators make head office job cuts and warn that stores will close unless a buyer comes forwardAdministrators to start closing stores as 63 head office redundancies are announcedV3
Maplin: Administrator PwC chops Maplin staff'Controlled store closure' process looms for retailer PwC has laid off a number of staff at Maplin Electronics as the future of the retail chain continues to look bleak with potential suitors unable to agree terms and a "controlled closure" process imminent....The Register
Maplin: Maplin staff made redundant as hopes of finding buyer fadePwC announces 63 redundancies in Rotherham and London after retailer went into administrationMaplin's administrator has made more than 60 head office staff redundant as hopes of finding a buyer for the collapsed electronics chain fade.The retailer, which has 2,300 employees, entered administration last week after talks with a potential buyer collapsed.Continue reading...The Guardian
Maplin: Mothercare's struggles reflect the UK high street's malaiseLast week was not a good one for the British high street, with the announcement that 'Toys 'R' Us' and electronics company Maplin had both entered administration.Just a few days later, Mothercare's share price dropped by 16 per cent after stating its annual profits would be at the lower end of its expectations.In the past, I have discussed brands that have suffered PR disasters, as well as those that have simply lost their appeal with the public as a result of strategic decisions.But, in some cases, even brands that are generally well-regarded by consumers can suffer. Many high street retailers currently face difficulties because of external pressures such as import costs, an increase in staff outlay, the public shifting to online shopping, and low consumer confidence.Our brand tracking data suggests that this is the case for Mothercare. Its impression score (whether someone has a positive impression of the brand) among those with children aged three and under sits at a strong 38 points, and has been at this level for a long time.Read more: Mothercare is expecting to breach banking covenantsAdded to this, its purchase consideration score (whether someone would consider purchasing from the retailer) has also stayed at a reasonably high 29 among the same group. However, its value score (whether someone thinks the brand represents good value for money) currently stands at seven among this group. That this score is so much lower reflects the trend of consumers finding cheaper alternatives online and in the likes of Aldi and Lidl.According to YouGov Profiles data, even those who have a positive impression of Mothercare think that it's cheaper and easier to buy things online rather than going to a store.Additionally, over half (53 per cent) think that it's less fuss to order things at home, 63 per cent think there is a larger selection online and 39 per cent think it's cheaper.The retailer has already slashed a number of UK stores in response to the shift to online shopping, which it says currently makes up 42 per cent of its revenue. Many other high-street stores will be forced to consider a similar strategy, as retailers battle to arrest their declines.Read more: Big retail brands still at mercy of the marketCity A.M.
Maplin: Customers urged to redeem gift cardsShoppers with gift cards for two struggling major retailers are being urged to use them sooner rather than later. Last week, Toys R Us and Maplin went into administration after long-term financial difficulties, resulting in thousands of jobs being...Brief Report
Maplin: Aberdeen Standard exposed to troubled retailersAberdeen Standard Investments is one of the big potential losers in the collapse of the Maplin and Toys R Us retail chains.DailyBusiness



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233-237 London Rd.

Westcliff, Other SS0 7BP


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Maplin Company Profile

Maplin Electronics is a retailer of consumer electronic products in the United Kingdom. Maplin was founded in 06/1972. Maplin's headquarters is located in Westcliff, Other, GB SS0 7BP. It has raised 8.0M in 1 round. The latest round was in Oct 2014. Some of Maplin's investors include Rutland Partners and Beringea. Maplin has an estimated 207 employees and an estimated annual revenue of 3.2M.

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