CUTHBERTSON LAIRD GROUP - TEST EQUIPMENT SALES, HIRE, CALIBRATION & REPAIR
The Cuthbertson Laird Group, which has its Head Office in Hamilton, Scotland, also has regional offices in Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland and Leeds in England.
The company was established originally as Cuthbertson Laird Instruments in February 1980 by Alan Cuthbertson and Jimmy Laird. For those old enough to remember, Kenny Rogers was number one in the music charts with Coward Of The County at the time. Both men had extensive previous experience with Edgcumbe Instruments, but for the first few years the initial business sector addressed was power tools and they were the sole employees.
In the early 1980s, however, it was decided to put their previous experience to good use with the company graduating to electrical test instruments, on which it is now focused – a natural progression that has made the company very successful.
At this time, Cuthbertson Laird was doing good business supplying multimeters, oscilloscopes and other portable electrical test equipment sold into the then burgeoning offshore oil sector, particularly through Aberdeen. Rather more specialist test equipment was also supplied, such as large 5kV AC and DC pressure sets.
Within a few years, the company had grown sufficiently that it needed to move from its Hamilton tenement building to much larger premises, which it had built from scratch in Hamilton – today the HQ still (see image above).
Peter Greenshields joined as a director in 1985. Later becoming MD, he has grown the company ever since, opening the Northern Ireland and Leeds offices in the process.
EXPANDING INTO NEW FIELDS & MARKETS
Currently, Cuthbertson Laird Group has 27 full-time employees, split over the three offices. Our customers include electrical contractors, plus engineers and specifiers at electricity boards, power stations and large manufacturing plants.
The company sells instruments and test equipment to the UK and Irish markets, but also exports worldwide. The Export Sales department caters for companies that buy products across many markets and multiple instrument brands. Shipping can be arranged and enquiries are welcome from retail and trade customers alike.
Today, Cuthbertson Laird Group is one of the foremost electrical test instrument distributors in the UK, with offices in Scotland, Northern Ireland and England.
AUTHORISED REPAIR CENTRE STATUS
We hold 'Approved Repair Centre' status from many of the leading instrument manufacturers and all instruments are repaired to manufacturers' standards using approved parts.
Whilst each office has its own calibration laboratory, all three are authorised service centres for Megger and Seaward.
Our Hamilton (Scotland) and Newtownabbey (N. Ireland) offices hold 'Approved Service Company' certificates from Testo and are approved to carry out servicing and calibration for the Testo range of Domestic Flue Gas Analysers (T310, T320, T325, T327 & T330).
Cuthbertson Laird Group (Scotland)
Cuthbertson Laird Group (England)
408 Oakwood Lane
Cuthbertson Laird Group (Ireland)
Unit 4 River Park
Blackwater Road, Mallusk