A Made In GB Success Story

By Chris Dodds on 19th November, 2015

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A Made In GB Success Story

Cable Laying & Cable Pulling Equipment.

A few words from Andrew Hetherington (MD of SEB International), the global market-leading manufacturer of Cable Laying Equipment, about the amazing SEB and T&D success story.

SEB International Ltd began working with Thorne & Derrick over a decade ago and since then we have realised the intense synergies between our companies and how the products SEB manufacture compliment the other product ranges that T&D distribute.

T&D are able to offer a substantial range of LV-HV Electrical Equipment and SEB are delighted to support them. Both of our companies pride themselves on a super-efficient level of service, which is unrivalled throughout this industry. Couple this to the combined technical knowledge and experience that both our businesses possess and we have a winning partnership. This is at the heart of our mutual success story and has nurtured annual growth since 2008.

Our partnership with T&D is something that SEB value extremely highly and we work very hard each day, to ensure that partnership grows and develops both of our businesses, with the sole collective aim of providing an excellent service to clients. 

SEB International, would like to extend our sincerest gratitude to the staff of T&D and their customers for their loyal business over the past decade. We look forward to many more years of the same ahead”

SEB Cable-Laying Equipment



T&D are especially proud of two facts.

Firstly, we enthusiastically support family owned and managed businesses, just like SEB we are one ourselves. Cable Laying Equipment

From humble beginnings in the summer of 1985, T&D was founded by captains of industry, Brian Derrick and Victor Thorne. Fast forward to 2015 and T&D are now one of the largest specialist distributors and worldwide exporters of Electrical, Mechanical, Process, Instrumentation, Safety & Load Securing Equipment.

Today, T&D globally distribute over 100,000+ products from over 100+ manufacturers. 

Secondly, T&D support British manufacturing.

In a time when a major chunk of our supply chain have offshored their manufacturing, T&D are delighted that SEB continue to design, innovate and manufacture on British shores. The "Made in Britain" label commands international respect and has certainly contributed to the overseas success of SEB.      

T&D are the leading UK distributors of the complete range of SEB Cable Pulling and Cable Laying Equipment for low and high voltage (LV-HV) power and telecom cable installations into underground trench or cable duct. 

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