The history of Macsalvors
1947 the Queen Elizabeth Class Warship H.M.S. Warspite sank off Prussia
cove in Cornwall. Two Scotsman (With some assistance) Refloated the ship
and beached her along the coast at St. Michael's Mount. It remains the
largest salvage operation ever carried out in British waters a piece of
the Warspite can be viewed at Macsalvors.
The Scotsmen (both "Macs") incorporated their trade (Salvors) into a new
venture in 1957 and created Macsalvors. The company's early work was
buying and selling Ministry of Defence surplus, dismantling and
In 1962 they launched a plant hire business bringing a new crane hire
service to the South West. Many important engineering feats would not
have been completed without their services. The many projects that have
been aided by Macsalvors include: The Earth Satellite Station at
Goonhilly, The Power Station at Indian Queens, The widening of the Tamar
Bridge and The World Famous Eden Project.
For more information on the
crane hire business click on
In the 60's and 70's Macsalvors consolidated it's surplus business
but with changes in the way the M.O.D disposed of its surplus meant
Macsalvors had to change too. This change led to the introduction of new
goods and a whole new side to the business was born.
Since this time Macsalvors has supplied goods all over the world and
have sold: Cornish shovels to Australia, ship refuelling hose to Canada,
electric generating plant to Africa and ships equipment to France,
Germany, Holland, Italy, Norway, Portugal and Spain (and the U.K. of
Our range of goods now includes: boat chandlery, building material,
engineering supplies, hand and power tools, new and used office
furniture, footwear, clothing and leisure products.
We also specialise in factory clearance.
So if you have a specific enquiry from a tea spoon to a 10 Ton (or
Tonne) anchor or from a tube of glue to a 10,000 gallon fuel tank,
E-Mail us on firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit our contacts page.
We look forward to being of service to you soon.