Brown McFarlane is one of the world’s leading specialist steel plate distributors, processors and traders.

Brown McFarlane are a Made in the Midlands Gold Member

Services Brown McFarlane Provide

What we offer


Brown McFarlane holds large stocks of steel plates distributed from strategic locations around the world enabling us to supply a full range of quality assured steels at very short notice.

Steel Direct from Manufacturers

We are able to offer fast track deliveries and access larger than normal allocations of steel plates due to our strong relationships with the leading major European steel mills.

Project Management

Our trained project management team has been involved in projects in the U.K. and worldwide in such areas as the nuclear industry, wind tower production, and tank farm installation.


With more than 100 years experience of moving steel and equipment around the U.K. and across the world we are able to offer our customers assistance and support in getting their steel to the right place at the right time.

About us

Our focus is on the supply of highly specified, quality steel plate products. We’re proud to hold one of the most diverse stock ranges available anywhere in the world running from carbon manganese through to super duplex stainless steel. Whatever your ex-stock steel plate requirement, the chances are that we can offer a speedy supply solution. As well as this, at our Stoke On Trent facility we can provide on site processing for steel plates to produce profiles to customers requirements and deliver them anywhere in the world, just in time.

Brown McFarlane's extensive product range includes:


  • Stainless Steel Plates - Supplied up to 12m Long and 3m Wide
  • Duplex Stainless Steel
  • Super Duplex Stainless Steel
  • Pressure Vessel Steel
  • Boiler Plates Steel
  • HIC Steel Plate
  • Quenched and Tempered Steel
  • Abrasion Resistant Steel
  • High Yield Cold Forming Steel Plates
  • 460 Yield Steel Plate
  • Chrome Moly Plate
  • Offshore & Structural Plate
  • Armour Plate
  • Carbon Structural Steel Plate
  • Weather Resistant Steel Plate

Brown McFarlane's Badges

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Inclusivity Campaign

Members who have attended workshops on inclusion in the workplace and improving workplace mental health gain the inclusivity badge. To learn more about becoming a member of the Made in Group inclusivity campaign visit

Event Passport

Members who have the passport badge have enhanced membership that includes the option to attend all national events. To enquire about becoming a passport member email [email protected]

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Company Statistics


  • January 2018
  • 90
  • 1889
  • £21,000,000

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The Brown McFarlane Team

Meet the team

Sales Director
Business Development Manager
Managing Director

Contact Us

Ladywell Works New Century, Street Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, ST1 5QH
Tel: 01782289909