The Legacy of McGeoch
William McGeoch established his company of brass founders in Glasgow in 1832. As the century
unfolded, McGeoch moved into the manufacture of fittings for the then new and exciting market for
By the early 1900’s the company had a substantial, purpose
built, head office in Glasgow incorporating a warehouse and
three floors of showrooms. They also established
showrooms in London and Newcastle and a manufacturing
plant in Birmingham. The range already encompassed
a wide choice of domestic and marine electrical
fittings from ‘artistic’ statuettes (left) holding lamps
to watertight navigation lights (right).
Later catalogues contained further additions to the McGeoch range including marine switchboards on
slate panels with open switches and the main manufacturing plant in Birmingham featured more
prominently with custom built design offices incorporated.
In 1999 William White Switchgear was acquired by McGeoch Technology bringing with it current experience
of designing and manufacturing power distribution and control and instrumentation panels for warships.
Today, McGeoch Technology's entire operation is centred in Birmingham where a modern design and
manufacturing capability has been established for power distribution panels, instrumentation panels and
internal and external light fittings for both harsh environments and more budget conscious projects.
Nowadays, for any marine or hazardous area electrical application, McGeoch has the answer. Our list of products and services
Cable change boxes, Commander led lighting units, emergency supply connections, Endurance led lighting units, led lighting
in general, lighting for commercial shipping, lighting for submarines, lighting for surface ships, marine connectors, marine
control panels, marine distribution panels, marine isolating switches, marine junction boxes, marine legacy equipment, marine
lighting, marine load centres, marine loop in boxes, marine refits, marine suppressor boxes, marine switchboards, marine
switchgear, mcgeoch legacy equipment, refits, ruggedised lighting, specialised connectors and standard connectors ... the list
Right: Three historical photographs from the McGeoch
archives. (Left to right) - McGeoch’s Award-Winning Exhibition
Stand at London Earl's Court in 1955, Her Majesty Queen
Elizabeth visits the McGeoch Stand at London Earl's Court in
1955 & The McGeoch Shop Floor in 1945. Click image to