TitleMoorwood Vulcan Limited, Manufacturer and Supplier of Commercial catering and refrigeration equipment, Sheffield
AdminHistoryP.0. Box 16 [off Green Lane], Ecclesfield

Moorwood Vulcan Limited was established as Moorwood Limited c. 1881 and was originally based at Harleston Street, Sheffield S4. In the early twentieth century the company were described as ironfounders and manufacturers of stove grates, kitchen ranges, electric fires, cooking apparatus (coal, oil fuel, steam, gas and electric). Towards the late twentieth century the company has developed and was described as a manufacturer of heavy and medium duty catering equipment and refrigerated cabinets to commercial establishments. (i.e. hotels, restaurants, hospitals, industrial canteens and seagoing vessels). Moorwood Vulcan Limited also offered a commercial kitchen advisory / planning service. There are several trade names associated with the company and these include:
SNORKEL - Convection Oven (Gas)
HD SERIES - Heavy Duty Cooking Equipment (Gas)
M LINE - Medium Duty Cooking Equipment (Gas & Electric)
MULTI-CHOICE - Servery Counters (Gas & Electric)
THERMAIRE - Convection Oven (Electric)
K SERIES - Convection Oven (Electric)

The company had a succesful home market and was exporting to Nigeria, the Middle East and to Europe. Moorwoods Limited was, at one time to be merged with the Vulcan Hart Corporation (based at PO Box 696, Louisville, Kentucky, USA). At the last moment, the deal fell through but Moorwoods adopted the 'Vulcan' anyway and the firm became Moorwood Vulcan Limited.

Moorwood Vulcan became part of the Brightside Group before being sold to Jessel Securities, Montague, the Valor Companies (Head Office - Riverside Works, Carney Road, Chiswick, London. W4 2SL) and Viscount Catering Equipment Group. Enodis Food Equipment UK finally took over the business of Viscount Catering Limited which was established in January 1992 when the assets of the former Viscount Catering Equipment Group Limited were purchased from the receivers.

Enodis Food Equipment UK is a manufacturer and supplier of commercial catering and refrigeration equipment. In 2001, Enodis Food Equipment UK were the only manufacturer producing both cooking and refrigeration equipment in the United Kingdom.
DescriptionBUS 10/1 - Letter Books & Correspondence
BUS 10/2 - Financial Records
BUS 10/3 - Staff Records
BUS 10/4 - Promotional Material
BUS 10/5 - Public Relations Records
BUS 10/6 - Photographs
Date1962 - 2003
Extent40 items
RelatedMaterialSee also BUS 5/1 for Minute Books of Moorwood Limited (1930-1949) - BUS 5 is a collection of material relating to Enodis Food Equipment UK
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