About Us


Established in 1781 in the centre of Aberdeen at Shoe Lane, John Smith and Company offer an unrivalled level of experience in supplying engineering and construction products.

Established as a manufacturer of horse shoes and horse shoe nails, today we are the oldest and most respected architectural ironmongers in Aberdeen. Although the products may have changed considerably over 230 years, our attention to detail and the very best customer service remains the same.

At our premises we stock over 8000 products. Our purpose built ironmongery display centre enables customers to select from a wide range of styles and finishes. We also have many specialised displays including Power tools from Bosch, Makita and DeWalt, fixings from ITW and woodworking tools from Fein and Trend.

Whatever your building or maintenance project, whether you are a large scale contractor or an individual tradesman we have all the products you need under one roof. You can visit our trade counter to select and collect your immediate requirements or we can organise fast and efficient delivery direct to your site.

Our Assa lockstation can undertake work on all types of projects from single properties through to master keyed systems for housing associations, local authorities and education centres.

Contact us today or drop in to the store which offers ample free parking and is close to the harbour, railway and  bus stations. Our opening hours are Monday to Thursday 7.30am to 5.00pm, Friday 7.30am to 4.30pm.


Our Staff

Our staff bring credible practical experience, with most of them coming from backgrounds in engineering or building and construction trades, they can provide superb advice and suggestions to deliver the best results in a cost effective manner.