Renowned brands

Wirquin is a family run, leading European sanitary equipment specialist offering the renowned brands Celmac and Macdee. The innovatively designed and manufactured product range includes toilet seats, flushing mechanisms, cisterns, connectors, frames, wetrooms and wastes.

 

The products are designed and manufactured with the installers and the end user in mind to be time, space, money and space saving, high performing, hygienic and reliable. 

 

Wirquin works closely with customers of all sizes within the professional and DIY markets from national and independent merchants and distributers, to installers, specifiers and project managers including local councils. Wirquin offers them technical product knowledge, installation solutions, and award winning customer support. 


Wirquin has helped to boost the local economy and business since buying out CME Sanitary Systems (previously Polypipe Bathrooms & Kitchens) in 2010. The company employs over 220 people, trades with other local businesses and sponsors local sporting venues including Doncaster Racecourse, Doncaster Knights Rugby and Doncaster Rovers.

 

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Celmac has been producing toilet seats since 1890. The UK's leading brand of toilet seats are designed and produced to meet a wide range of design and technical specifications some of which have set British Standards. Our innovative manufacturing ensures that the thermoset and thermoplastic seats are resilient and easy to install.

 

Celmac offers a range of thermoset, thermoplastic and composit to suit all requirements including  high traffic anti-bacterial seats, Doc M, and contemporary decor designs in a variety of colours. There is also a choice of plastic, chrome or stainless steel hinge that are top fix, quick release and soft close. Over one million pieces are annually produced in the Doncaster based plant.

 

Celmac has produced toilet seats for over 125 years and is historically renowned for the 1930's black crescent shaped school seat with the gap in the front (Crescent) which are not dissimilar to the current Crescent range. Celmac worked with the pottery manufacturers of Stoke to initiate British Standard 1254 Type 1 with the Sonata seat and the  BS1254 Type 2 with the Emerald seat which are still manufactured today and popular in the specification channel.

 

Celmac was originally known as Robert McArd Ltd, after its founder, who left his thriving business to his daughters, Celia, Elizabeth and Lucy McArd  and the company name was changed to incorporate their initials, Celmac Ltd. In the 1930s, Celmac was one of the first companies to experiment with use of plastics. The early moulded plastic seats were made in Bakelite when they are now more environmental friendly using thermoset material made from urea formaldehyde. Celmac Wirquin is continuously working to improve its materials and designs to lead market trends.

 

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Macdee Wirquin offers an extensive range of flushing mechanisms, cisterns, frames, traps, wastes, connectors, wetroom solutions and accessories. The wide range of renowned products are designed with the installer in mind to be quick and easy fitting as well as robust and reliable for end user satisfaction. A wide range of the flushing mechanisms are WRAS approved, water saving and often exceed British standards.

 

Macdee Wirquin has numerous market leading products several of which have set industry benchmarks. The multi-award winning Macdee Motion, designed and manufactured at the Doncaster plant, is the only universal dual flush siphon installers need in their van to fit all known lever-operated cisterns thanks to its compact design, large selection of height options and flush volume settings to enable the end user to save water and enjoy the fastest flush rate on the market.

 

Macdee Wirquin products are innovative solutions to market trends including the Slim shower waste which fits under the contemporary low profile shower trays and the Chrono WC wall hung frame which is 50% faster to install than other frames on the market.

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DIY

Wirquin supplies all of the major DIY chains and provides products such as wastes, cistern fittings and toilet seats. Quite simply, they are intuitively designed, easy to install and reliable to use in the home by the whole family.

 

Innovative Technology and Quality Assurance

Innovation is a fundamental part of the Wirquin ethos. As a leader in its field, Wirquin invests 5% of its annual turnover into Research and Development. Wirquin is proud to manufacture Celmac Wirquin and Macdee Wirquin products in the UK that meet and set industry standards.

 

The Doncaster plant includes:
• CAD design
• Injection moulding
• Compression moulding
• Assembly
• Packing and distribution
• Research & Development
• Quality testing
• Sales & Aftersales

 

All of our plumbing solutions not only meet and often exceed standard quality requirements but are tested by our in-house Quality Assurance teams before and whilst they are on the market. We are committed to delivering 100% reliable products to you. Most products come with a 2-year, 5-year or 10-year guarantee.

 

social & Environmental responsibility

Social Responsibility

Wirquin supports numerous international, national and local charities to give back and make a positive difference. In 2015, employees, chose and committed to supporting the World Toilet Organsation Fund - a recognised charity for whom they are raising funds through planned events to improve sanitation in underdeveloped parts of the world. Wirquin has  committed to match the funds raised by the employees.

 

Environmental Responsibility

Wirquin strives to minimise the environmental impact of its activities and ongoing reviews of our manufacturing and distribution methods ensure the reduction of our energy use and increase of recycling. We employ strict levels of auditing both internally and externally concerning its environmental systems and performance, with a view to being sustainable.

 

iSO Standards

Operating to ISO 9001, 14001 and 18001 management systems, we regulate and monitor the level of impact on the environment and continually review our KPI’s to ensure environmental impact is kept to a minimum. 

 

FSC Accreditation

Wirquin uses wood and paper certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) to satisfy and exceed international environmental, social and economic standards.

 

Water Saving

A large range of Macdee Wirquin flushing mechanisms are approved by the Water Regulations Advisory Scheme (WRAS) and Water Label for their water efficiency. When innovatively designing new products the environment is a key concern. Wirquin is the inventor of the first dual flush mechanism in the WC which can save up to 40,000 litres a year for a family of four. We are proud to have created a world standard on this as today all countries produce a similar product which is vital when we know that 35% of drinkable water in the home is going down the loo!

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Professional Membership

Wirquin’s commitment to the plumbing industry is reinforced by our membership of the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) and the British Manufacturers Association (BMA).

 

Customer Service

Wirquin works closely with customers of all sizes frrom distributors (OEM, trade, export, DIY, retail) to installers and the end user. Every customer is offered tailored product knowledge, technical advice, installation solutions, trainings, experience, innovation and great customer support throughout their each and every project. Our dedicated experienced Sales team is on hand to serve you.

 

National Sales Team

Our experienced regional Business Development Managers are located around the UK and Ireland to offer advice on the extensive range of products to ensure customers feel supported during the selection and ordering process, installation and beyond. For your nearest Regional Business Development Manager, please contact the Sales Team. 

 

Technical Support 

Our Technical Support and After Sales teams can assist with specification choices as well as regularity compliance and installation advice.

 

Easy Ordering

With Wirquin, ordering could not be simpler. We aim for orders to be delivered with 1.5 days to ensure strong customer satisfaction. By constantly analysing our performance, Wirquin strives to set the gold standard in customer satisfaction.

 

Minimum Order

For the UK mainland, please note that there is a minimum order value of £150 carriage paid to any one delivery point. Certain products can be ordered in pallet quantities.

 

 

WIRQUIN Ltd
Warmsworth Halt Ind Est
Warmsworth
Doncaster
DN4 9LS

UK
Tel: +44 (0)33 32 22 44 88

Fax: +44 (0)1302 312 251

Email: sales@wirquin.co.uk

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