I think I became aware of Coughtrie soon after buying a house in Glasgow in 1984 - as 2 of the SP10 units were fitted to the outside of the building. I discovered happily that the firm was in Glasgow and went to buy another bigger SP10 (150W) to put over a garage after visiting the Hillington factory (It cost £12.93 in August 1986!). I brought this one to my next house here in the South of England. I remember seeing these SP10 fittings everywhere and realised they must be the sort of good quality item specified by architects and other professionals. Pay more and get a quality item, that really lasts, and for which you can get spares years later. This suits me as someone who wants goods that do not break down within a few months, repairs things and keeps them going. In the 1980s and 1990s this was NOT the zeitgeist at the retail level, but now I think it is becoming the proper thing to do, and rather "green"!
Coughtrie International operates, predominantly in the UK, from its operational base in Glasgow, Scotland. Since its inception in 1941, 75 years ago, the company has built and enviable reputation producing luminaires for arduous environments and is proud to boast that Coughtrie luminaires are "British Built to Last".
Since 2009 Coughtrie International has been part of the M2H Group of Companies and has undergone a root and branch transformation of its business whilst retaining the core identity of an established organisation. Today it remains a reassuring presence providing reliability and functionality to an established customer base.
Established in 1941 by the original Mr. Coughtrie at its premises in Glasgow, Scotland the name Coughtrie is associated with reliable fittings which can be fitted and then relied upon to withstand the arduous environments they are exposed to with minimum maintenance and upkeep costs.
Now part of the M2H Group of companies luminaires are produced utilising a UK based supply chain which means the company can boast the "Made in Britain" logo, a low carbon footprint which safeguards local jobs through local content.
The workforce boasts many years worth of lighting experience and our expertise is recognised in over 6 million fittings installed to date. The company continues to develop and will be moving to new, purpose built operational headquarters in Glasgow during 2013 whilst remaining true to its core - British Built To Last.
Through delivering robust fittings for arduous environments Coughtrie International will become a market leader to specifiers within its primary Social Housing, Commercial, Custodial, Healthcare and Railway Industry market sectors.