Our History

McDonald Engineers, as its name would suggest, had its beginnings in the world of engineering back in 1930 but within two decades it became known worldwide for its plumbing systems.

When World War Two broke out the firm moved into the production of aircraft wings and it was to be peacetime before it turned its attention to plumbing, manufacturing copper cylinders and complete plumbing systems, mostly for Australia and the Middle East.

As the markets for complete systems decreased McDonald Engineers found itself expanding within the copper cylinder market.

McDonald Engineers is proud of its independent status - it is one of only a very few British independent manufacturers remaining in the plumbing and heating industry.

Managing Director Bill Stewart, whose Father Jimmy took part in a Management buy-out in 1973 and whose brother Jamie is Sales Director, is proud that while the firm has expanded and moved with the times, it still believes in the principles established by the original McDonald 70 years ago - superior quality, great service and value for money.