Carron Phoenix is best known for its sink manufacturing these days but we can trace our roots back to 1759 when The Carron Company was founded as an iron foundry in Falkirk.
Back then, The Carron Company became a manufacturing power-house, driving the industrial revolution in Scotland to a point where it employed 5000 people, operated it’s own fleet of steam ships and even issued its own currency to enable global trading.
During The Carron Company’s history it made domestic items like flat irons, cast iron baths, range cookers and most famously the Carronade cannons used by Wellington at Waterloo. Carron Company could lay claim to a marketing first as it was the first organisation worldwide to have its name synonymous with a product, as Lord Nelson’s flagship HMS Victory, was equipped with “Carronades”. Later Carron turned its expertise to making Britain’s famous red telephone boxes and post boxes.