Long before Carron started making sinks they used their expertise to make cannons. That’s right; the heavy artillery kind used by the army and navy and featured in Edinburgh Castle for example. In fact the Carron Company could lay claim to a marketing first: it was the first organisation worldwide to have its name synonymous with a product, as Lord Nelson’s flagship HMS Victory, was equipped with “Carronades”.
Later Carron turned its expertise to making Britain’s famous red telephone boxes and post boxes. In a first entry into the kitchen industry the Carron brand was associated with top quality cookers before the introduction of stainless steel kitchen sinks in 1962. The story has continued from there with Carron Phoenix now being the UK’s largest dedicated sink producer.