Mercer and Sons are one of Lancashire’s longest established and most well known businesses having been founded in 1840 and until 2009 traded on the same site. However in 2009 the Northgate site that for several decades housed the retail department store side of the company was sadly closed due to the contraction of the retail environment in Blackburn Town Centre.
Due to that closure of the public face of Mercers many still feel that the company is no longer trading.
That could not be farther from the truth. The larger part of the company always traded away from the Northgate retail site at extensive premises at Pump Street Blackburn. Here for several decades the company supplied trade products to the Building and Maintenance industries as well as supplying Government and Health Authorities throughout the North West.
Mercers in this form is not only still thriving but expanding its operations with the growth of online trading. Despite the nationwide recession sales have grown and the wise decision to leave the difficult retail market has very much paid off and the company on our Pump Street site keep 30 employees very busy with growing customer demands.
The main product areas are Steel stockholding, Architectural Ironmongery, Tools and Fastenings and Valves Tubes and Fittings as well as being main agents for BOC Gases.
The company is particular strong in supplying the Architectural Ironmongery ranges from Hoppe, Eurospec, Carlisle Brass and Karcher Designs with their strong products in Door Handles, Door Closers and Door Furniture.
We are long established suppliers of Spirax Sarco Steam Equipment and have the technical expertise to specify a customer’s requirements in Spirax Sarco and supply Crane & GF Fittings, Yorkshire Copper fittings and Press fit fittings as well as being able to work from Customers Schedules in Architectural Ironmongery.
WE have not closed – We are here and growing fast!