Andrew McLean and Company was formed in the heart of Clyde shipbuilding in 1847. In those days, a third of the entire world ship building took place on the Clyde, and McLean’s rivets provided the quality needed by those shipbuilders.
As the years progressed, McLean’s continued to supply fasteners to the construction sector through both wars. After the Second World War the company diversified into the broader manufacturing sectors.
In the 1960's, Andrew McLean and Company merged with another local fastener supplier, Buchanan and Wilson, resulting in McLean Buchanan & Wilson (MBW) as we know it today.
Throughout the 60's and 70's MBW continued to service predominantly the shipbuilding industry. However, as this sector diminished the focus moved to construction. In particular, the steel fabricators and erectors where the need for quality assured fasteners resulted in strong partnerships with the UK's largest fabricators.
In the past twenty years MBW has developed an expertise within the Original Equipment Manufacturers' (OEM) sector supplying managed systems to some of the world’s leading automotive, pump and valve manufacturers.
The ability to adapt to new markets has been the key throughout the long life of the company. It is this strength that will determine the future success of the company.
The combined forces of the Cooper and Turner and MBW means that the ‘Group’ has been at the forefront of structural bolting manufacture for more than 160 years.
Cooper & Turner has a long history of supplying tunnel bolts to the mining and tunnelling industry.
We manufacture a complete range of track fasteners for the rail market. The quality and diversity of this product makes them suitable for the world’s railways.
We manufacture, stock & distribute highly engineered petro-chemical grade studbolt assemblies and fasteners for critical applications in the petro chemical and processing Industries.
MBW offers a full service to ‘Original Equipment Manufacturers’ (OEM's) from straightforward manufacture and supply to complete Direct Line Feed (DLF) solutions.
Cooper & Turner Ltd and MBW Ltd have more than 25 years experience of manufacturing and exporting product globally.