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Brown McFarlane Ltd

  • Brown McFarlane has come a long way since its establishment by Albert Richard Brown and his son Edward back in 1889.The family name still continues within the business to a fifth generation with Richard and Peter Brown(Group Chairman and Finance Director).

    As a specialist in processing and distribution of high quality carbon, alloy, stainless, duplex and super duplex steel plates in various dimensions and thicknesses Brown McFarlane boast  one of the most comprehensive stock ranges available internationally. By focusing on highly specified products from primarily European mills the company has become one of the world’s leading specialists servicing a wide range of industries across the globe.

    Brown McFarlane's already extensive inventory of high quality standard and wide area steel plates which features extensive wear and super wear resistant ranges has seen recent additions which include CRC60 Chrome Carbide Super wear resistant plate, 12-14% manganese work hardening plate; and an extension of its heavy S355 portfolio to include 300mm thick material as well as extensions to the stainless steels and HIC resistant plate ranges to 100mm and 180mm respectively .

    Profiling services began in 1995 and investment in profiling equipment at its main 1 hectare Stoke site now exceed £3 million.With an in house CAD department Brown McFarlane are perfectly placed to offer end users site measured bespoke liner kits and Crusher consumables, made of enhanced wear resistant materials offering extended life replacement liners and parts.  In many instances Brown McFarlane's custom materials increase component life in excess of 4 times the usual OEM replacement and at a fraction of the cost.

    The recent addition of Infinity Plasma contour cutting and bevelling using an omnidirectional head on a 24m x 4.8m cutting bed enables Brown McFarlane to rapidly and cost effectively produce even more complex and  varied finished weld preps and holes within a single operation making virtually  all complex bevel configurations achievable to very fine and consistent tolerances.  As well as offering a service to further streamline customers current in-house manual profile preparation  processes Brown McFarlane believe the new equipment process will ultimately enable designers to rethink plate connecting practices giving its customers almost unlimited design and fabrication options.

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