Cords Canada is an all-Canadian company that has served the industrial marketplace for over sixty years. From our spacious quarters, we supply quality products and superior customer service to all industries, small and large, across North America and beyond.
Founded in 1947 by Larry Caplan, Cords Canada Ltd. originally made its name as Canada's premier electric cord manufacturer, producing power supply cords for appliances, tools, electronic equipment, etc. Cords was the originator of most of the automated processes still used today.
The National Industrial Council honoured us with Design Awards for our innovative (and beautiful) kettle cord plugs, trouble light handles and grounded attachment plugs. The Tridget, a Cords Canada invention, was a three-way connector one-third the size of those made at the time; it became the model for those in use today.
In 1973, Cords sold off its manufacturing facilities so that it could concentrate on its business of distributing and sourcing plastic components. Cords' presence in this field has been and continues to be a major contributing factor to the acceptance and use of plastic parts in industry throughout the continent. The company is still privately run to this day and is currently being helmed by the second generation of the Caplan family.