Ellis Patents' range of cable cleats is the most comprehensive in the world, with their standard products such as Emperor and Alpha cable cleats - the most used and most copied cable cleats in the world. Try out the Cleat Calculator here.


Arthur Ellis epitomised what today would be termed entrepreneurial spirit. In 1962 he recognised plastic was the material of the future and Ellis Patents was born. Before retiring in 1987, Mr Ellis sold the business to its current shareholders and secured its long-term future.  Since then driven by design, development, short circuit testing and continuous investment, a ground breaking range of metallic and composite cable cleats and cable hangers has been created.

Ellis Patents have brought more unique products to market than any other cable cleat manufacturer. As a centre of excellence, they can design complete cable cleat installations tailored to the project specific needs of their customers, and work extensively to address the challenges each project faces and deliver expertly engineered solutions every time. Ellis’ tried and tested technology is embedded into safe, reliable cable cleats that will serve you well for years to come.

Ellis Patents products are used by customers in over 40 countries to protect the electrical supply to vital operations and ensure systems keep running safely and securely in the event of a short circuit. Their products are specified and installed across a broad spectrum of industries and installation types, from nuclear power plants to oil rigs; city centre substations to major rail, road and air transport infrastructure projects. Their in-house engineering capabilities allow for constant product development and innovation, and the creation of bespoke solutions for individual project specifications.

Ellis Patents manufacturing headquarters in North Yorkshire, England are ISO9001 and 14001 certified and all their cable cleats are manufactured to IEC61914:2015 and short circuit tested as standard prior to being brought to market.

The Ellis Patent brand is built upon a culture of trust and integrity, and their reputation reflects this. This success is demonstrated by the long list of prestigious projects on which Ellis Patents have worked, where their integrity, unrivalled expertise and attention to detail have positioned Ellis Patents head and shoulders above their rivals.