Havelock International Ltd. has its roots in two heritage companies. In 1869 McIntosh was started by Alexander Henry McIntosh, making elaborate cabinetry by highly skilled craftsmen. Almost 100 years later in 1963, Havelock Textiles Ltd was created as a subsidiary of retail draper Ghinns Ltd and would later become shopfitter Havelock Europa Ltd. In 2001 these two heritage companies combined, creating Havelock Europa PLC. Today Havelock International Limited combines the innovative design and skill of McIntosh with the logistics and project management experience of our shop fitting and contracting teams to create a modern, and flexible business.


McIntosh’s first factory almost 150 years ago was built in Kirkcaldy, Scotland, where our head office and factory are still located today. Havelock Textiles started in Peckham, South London. Today, we serve our clients through a network of offices in Kirkcaldy, Mansfield, Loughborough and internationally from Shanghai.


Our timeline.


1869: McIntosh was started by Alexander Henry McIntosh in Kirkcaldy, Fife

1970: New factory built in Mitchelson, Kirkcaldy

1984: A.H. McIntosh acquires Educational Supplies Associates (ESA) and becomes ESA McIntosh

Havelock Textiles

1963: Havelock Textiles Ltd is created as a subsidiary of Ghinns Ltd retail draper in Peckham, London

1966: Havelock Textiles changes its name to Havelock Europa Ltd

1970: J Mackays (Drapers) Ltd acquires Ghinns Ltd

1974: Mackays shopfitting division becomes stand-alone company Havelock Europa Ltd

Havelock Europa

1986: Havelock Europa merges with Store Design, one of its earliest shopfitting competitors and founded in Fife

1987: Havelock Europa lists on the main London Stock Exchange as Havelock Europa PLC

2001: Havelock Europa purchases ESA McIntosh

2007: Acquisition of Stage Systems Ltd expands the Group's product range

Havelock International Limited

2018: The business of Havelock Europa PLC was sold to Havelock International Limited