Sutherland Trading can trace back its origins as one of the UK’s leading musical instrument distributors as far as the 1930s, thanks to a long standing relationship with Hohner, a brand that is globally renowned for the manufacture of harmonicas and accordions.
In the late 1940s, M Hohner Ltd was established in the UK to become the exclusive importer and distributor of Hohner musical instruments. It traded from a number of locations in the London area for almost four decades before relocating to the site that Sutherland now occupies at Bedwas, near Caerphilly, in 1987.
Sutherland Trading, an independent company, was borne out of M Hohner Ltd in 2001 and, whilst continuing to distribute Hohner, now represents a number of key product lines that have become synonymous with quality and value for money within the music industry.
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Please note, we are a trade-only distributor and do not sell direct to the public.
Supplying retail stores in the UK, Eire and, more recently, continental Europe, our ‘can-do’ attitude and the positive rapport we maintain with our customers have been recognized and rewarded with the following industry awards:
MI Pro Survey Winner – Best Supplier, 2008
Music Industries Association (MIA) – Best Small/Medium Supplier, 2005
Wales Trade International – Best New Exporter, 2005
In addition, we have recently been voted as ‘Distributor of the Year’ by both Sonor and Crafter, two of our major suppliers.
Sutherland Trading is a progressive company that strives constantly to react to the demands of a challenging marketplace whilst making sure that we look after our most prized asset: our Customer.