Welcome to Varicon, power electronics maintenance & support for major organisations & water utilities in the UK. The independent specialist company with a wealth of experience gained from over twenty years providing the highest level of support. Varicon are ideally located to cover all areas of the UK, North, South, East, or West, from our facility in Malvern, Worcestershire, at the foot of the Malvern hills and close to the home of the unique Morgan Sports Car Company.

“By doing the right thing we succeed together. Our policy is to offer the best impartial advice and the best customer service” Keith Chaplin, Managing Director Varicon (3D) Drives Ltd

Company Origins

Varicon was formed in 1995 by four ex-employees of Heenan Drives Ltd following Heenan’s acquisition by FKI and subsequent contraction of its service operation. Varicon resolved to fill this need for specialised service for a substantial installed base of AC Inverter and Eddy Current Drives. This new business was very successful and expanded steadily into a springboard for supporting the expanding market of electronic drives. Although drive manufacturers claim widely different virtues from their products, a fundamental truth is their operating principles never change. It was therefore inevitable that Varicon support should expand beyond Heenan and into other drive makes.


Varicon expanded in the Power Electronics market to support and repairs for major UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply) systems. Varicon has been appointed as a sales and service partner of Riello Ltd who are the second largest UPS manufacturer in Europe. Varicon support UPS systems from other manufacturers, such as Eaton, and offer battery discharge testing and replacement. In 2003, further growth again forced a move to larger premises and the company relocated to a new and secure base in an 8,300 sq foot factory near Malvern. Access to the motorway network (vital for a service-based Company) is just a few miles distant and Varicon now employs 21 people.


Varicon now provide comprehensive service, repair, and maintenance for a wide range of variable speed drives and UPS Systems into many of the major Water Utilities. This expertise supports HVAC and critical UPS systems for high profile Facilities management organisations in Public, private buildings and offices around London. As an independent Company and with the expansion of Varicon’s portfolio of principle suppliers, we are able to support a wider range of installed drives and UPS systems making us the first choice where service and reliability is paramount.