There’s no substitute for Experience

An unrivalled reputation since 1933

Turnbull & Scott (Engineers) Ltd, a British engineering company formed in 1933, specialise in the generation, transfer and recovery of heat. Our clients include some of the world’s top companies, and we have an unrivalled reputation for building robust, intelligent products for today’s industrial and commercial heating and cooling applications.

As highly trained specialist engineers, we enjoy nothing more than a good challenge where we can make a real difference to our clients. Turnbull & Scott heat exchange solutions are all about long life and outstanding performance. Our exceptional design and build quality makes our products particularly suited to harsh environments or inaccessible sites, where long plant life and minimum maintenance are essential.

With over 80 years combined experience across the nuclear, food processing, oil and gas, paper and packaging, petrochemical and pharmaceutical industries, as well as countless commercial and public sector clients, we deliver practical heating solutions and technical advice you can trust.

We’re proud of our British manufacturing tradition and our highly skilled workforce. As committed Investors in People and partners of the University of Strathclyde, our team continue to develop high-performance heating solutions to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

Turnbull & Scott History – at a Glance


Founded as ‘Turnbull & Aitkin, Engineers and Millwrights’ Name later changed to ‘Turnbull, Aitkin & Scott’



Name changed to ‘Turnbull & Scott’



Acquired by Lancashire-based firm Hunt Moscrop



First management buyout



Acquires Thermolier heating company



Gains ISO 9001 accreditation



Bought by Messrs C Rowe and J Rafferty, allowing MD to retire



Factory refurbished and expanded



Launch of first finned tube radiator



Launch of trench heating product



Turnbull & Scott celebrates 70th year in business



Acquires neighbouring building for factory extension Receives Investors In People award



Acquired by joint investment from staff and Tricap Messrs Rowe and Rafferty retire Peter Murphy appointed Managing Director



Acquisition of sister company, ‘Commercial Electric Heat’



Relocation to new premises in Hawick



Gains OHSAS 18001 accreditation



Gains ISO 14001 accreditation


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