East Anglia: Trade Electricals Direct (TED) gets its own ‘Henry’

EAST Anglia-based Trade Electricals Direct (TED) has secured a deal to sell its own version of the iconic Henry vacuum cleaner.

The “Ted” machine, the result of a deal with Henry manufacturer Numatic International, has been produced specifically for the commercial market and features a new energy-saving device offering lower operating costs.

TED, which is based in Norwich and has branches in Ipswich, Colchester, Chelmsford, King’s Lynn, Peterborough and Birmingham, has become one of Numatic’s fastest-growing dealers, selling hundreds of Henry vacuums and other products from the “family” such as the Hetty, George and Charles brands.

The Ted version has been designed to work normally at half power, adequate for light cleaning such as removing dust while also saving energy, but can be switched to full power for tougher jobs.

TED, part of the Hughes electricals retail company, employs more than 20 people and has sales and contracts worth more than �10million a year.


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“The relationship between Numatic International and ourselves has been growing rapidly”, said Mark Sparrow, manager at the Colchester branch. “We are two independent, privately owned businesses which share the same values of excellent customer service and providing quality products.”

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