CELEBRATING 45 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE!

Big Brute industrial vacuum cleaners are designed, manufactured and supported in the UK by Michael Williams Engineering.

We’re a family-owned business established in 1974 in Cambridge, UK, with a philosophy to develop solutions that are simple, reliable and just work.

We developed Big Brutes to give farmers and industrial businesses a big vacuum cleaner with tremendous suction power, massive capacity and long, wide hoses that don’t clog or kink.

Today, we offer one of the largest ranges of industrial vacuum cleaners. Thousands of businesses around the world rely on the ruggedness and speed of the Big Brute to keep their premises clean.

Whatever mess you need to clean up, we’ve got a Big Brute solution for you. Speak to us today!


  • I have one of your machines from about 1990 - still going strong!

    Farm Manager, Northumberland

  • The Big Brute Suck & Dump is brilliant and I hope more farms look at ours and buy one from you!

    Farm Owner, Blandford

  • The fact that it's so easy means that the Big Brute is being used without me nagging the staff.

    Business owner, St Albans, Hertfordshire

  • The Big Brute is time-saving and has made a dramatic improvement in the working environment for our employees.

    Factory Supervisor, Bishop Auckland, County Durham

  • A great product that does exactly what is says on the tin. Allows us to complete jobs faster with less mess.

    Big Brute Customer

  • Excellent service by friendly staff. It's brilliant that a person is on the end of the phone to discuss the order.

    Business Owner, Welwyn Garden City

  • It's a genuine pleasure to deal with such a good company. There are so many who fall far short of the service I hope for. The product is also superb!

    Business Owner, Bournemouth

  • Very good pre- & post-delivery information regarding the product. The product also works very well on our plant. Would have no issues with purchasing or promoting the product again.

    Big Brute Customer

  • Good product! There's no comparison to any other hoover that is out there - really pleased with it and hopefully will serve us for many years to come. Thank you ever so much for all your help when choosing which model to buy.

    Business Owner, Chelmsford

  • The gentleman I spoke with treated me as a customer and not a woman. This sometimes happens when I make enquiries from engineering type companies. Thank you.

    Business Owner, Stockton-On-Tees,

  • Thank you for your really prompt attention to our enquiry. We made one phone call and had a demonstration the very next day. What we really liked was the straight, informative advice rather than a ‘sales pitch’. You knew exactly what we required and we were really pleased to find out that everything is manufactured in the UK too!

    Business Owner, Cambridge