Our History:

'MacLean Electrical was formed in 1974 to supply much needed specialist electrical equipment to the developing UK North Sea offshore oil & gas market.'

Managed growth of our business has seen specialisation in the provision of cables, lighting systems and electrical products for industrial, marine and infrastructure applications with additional business units being opened in the intervening years throughout the United Kingdom and around the world.

In 1989, we were one of the first companies in our field to be accredited to the Quality Assurance standard now known as BS EN ISO 9001:2008.

Significant Dates:


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MacLean Electrical formed in the Highlands of Scotland.


Company incorporated & Aberdeen UK North Sea support business unit opened.


Scotland's Central Belt business unit opened.
International Projects Group formed.


RA Hall street lighting business in Newcastle UK was acquired & integrated.


Noskab cables acquired & integrated as the cables specialist of the group.


JT Day Australian business acquired.


Middle East operation opened.


Purpose built facility opened in Aberdeen UK to enhance our capabilities & service.


Melbourne Australia office opened


Re-certified to new Quality Assurance standard ISO 9001:2008.

Brisbane Australia office opened.

New Lighting Division Hub & Training Facility opened in Cumbernauld.


New purpose-built facility opened in Perth WA to extend capability.

Lighting Division accredited to ISO 14001 - other business units to follow.

Business unit opened in Kazakhstan.


New purpose-built warehouse & office facility opened in Brisbane QLD to extend client support capability.

Great Yarmouth UK customer support facility opened.

Large extension to Aberdeen UK warehouse complex to accommodate increasing business levels.


Acquisition by US public company DistributionNOW see the business join a world-wide supply chain company providing extensive facilities in a wide range of products. See www.dnow.com