Acorn Industrial Services Ltd (North East)

  • Tel: 0800 8766 441
  • Fax: 0800 4715 123
  • Unit 9, Whitworth Road, Armstrong Ind Est. District 2, Washington, Tyne & Wear NE37 1PP
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I have always found Acorn (NE) have offered a great response service-wise, backed up with excellent stocks

Mike - Bearing Traders ltd

Holding the largest stocks of engineering products in the North East and with an enthusiastic team with a wealth of knowledge and experience in all aspects of bearings, belts, chain and engineering products defines our Regional Distribution Centre in Washington.

Stewart Gordon, branch manager for ACORN® North East boasts about his team’s roots in the engineering industry stating, “With 125 years of knowledge and experience between us, we pride ourselves on our product knowledge, technical expertise and the ability to provide immediate response to our customers’ requirements. We have wide-ranging experience in servicing all aspects of Industry in the area and have worked extensively in the paper & printing Industry, as well as recycling plants, engineering workshops, packaging manufacturers and the food & beverage Industry in general.”

In addition to massive stocks, good product knowledge, lots of experience and a high level technical expertise is what makes ACORN North East stand out. Call our knowledgeable sales team now on 0191 417 8899, or simply collect your bearings, pulleys and belts, chains and sprockets etc. today.ACORN North East are ideally situated for customers in Washington, being near to the major A1(M) & A19 roads and cover all areas of North East England, from the Borders down to Teesside, including the counties of Northumberland, Tyne & Wear and Teesside. All major towns and cities are serviced including Newcastle, Gateshead, Sunderland, Washington, Middlesbrough and all surrounding areas.

Ask about our local delivery service which is available for account holding customers.

Meet the team

Stewart Gordon

Stewart Gordon Branch Manager

Employee of the month badgeEMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH
March 2018

Stewart has been in the industry for,..well...forever. He has emence knowledge of engineering components and can get any product you need.

Married with three grown up children, Stewart enjoys running (slowly!) 3 times a week, along with a life long love/hate relationship with Newcastle United (despite Mike Ashley) and city breaks with his wife.

Dave Smith

Dave Smith Assistant Manager

Employee of the month badgeEMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH
September 2017

With 20 years experience in the bearing trade, Dave is married with 2 children and enjoys watching football, darts, socialising and caravanning.

Kenny McAllister

Kenny McAllister Business Development Manager

Kenny was born in Glasgow and moved to the North East 25 years ago. He has been involved with the engineering industry since leaving school in 1979. Kenny is married with 2 grownup children and has 3 grandchildren who are both his
joy and his hobby!

Simon Garrity

Simon Garrity Warehouse Operative

Employee of the month badgeEMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH
February 2017

Simon joined ACORN in 2016 as the branches storeman. He is a married dad of four, loves Newcastle United (for his sins!) and spending time with his family, not necessarily in that order!

Martin Newton

Martin Newton ERP Systems Administrator

Martin has been in the industry since 1989 and has been with ACORN since GT Bearings was taken over by Acorn in February 2005. He is very much a family man, spending most of his time with his wife and kids. Martin also enjoys the outdoors and has 3 dogs which enables him to escape the madness of living with 3 females! 



Monday 24th December
Open 8am to 1pm

Christmas Day
Closed – Out of hours service

Boxing Day
Closed – Out of hours service

Thursday 27th December
Open 9am – 3pm

Friday 28th December
Open 9am – 3pm

Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th December
Closed – Out of hours service

Monday 31st December
Open 9am – 3pm

New Years Day
Closed – Out of hours service

Wednesday 2nd January
Normal service resumes


Our out of hours service is available throughout the Christmas holidays. CALL: 0191 417 8899

📝 Please ask about our callout charges when calling. 

Normal opening times:

Day Opening times
Mon 8:00am - 5:00pm
Tue 8:00am - 5:00pm
Wed 8:00am - 5:00pm
Thu 8:00am - 5:00pm
Fri 8:00am - 5:00pm
Sat Closed
Sun Closed

Need urgent assitance?

Tel: 0191 417 8899

We offer an Out of Hours service for all enquiries outside our normal working hours. Please Note: A charge may be incurred if you require an item urgently - Please ask about charges for our out of hours service when calling.