About The Metal Drum Company
The Metal Drum Company is a family business, founded by Tommy Rawle in the 1950s and now run by his grandson.
In 1961 the company bought the engineering workshops of Chilton colliery in County Durham and installed production lines to manufacture large steel barrels.
In 1966 we widened our range by purchasing a drum manufacturing company in Hull. This factory has since moved sites but is still making smaller containers from 5 to 60 litres to this day.
Our size, flexibility and independence mean that we're able to respond quickly to a diverse range of customer requirements.
Through even the most challenging of times we've been able to maintain a strong operation in a competitive marketplace due to the quality of our products and service.