Johnston always aims for excellence in product, production and process

The Johnston vacuum sweeper has evolved from over 50 years of experience and expertise resulting in a sweeper which provides the benchmark for quality performance and excellence.

With over £3M invested annually in research and development, we are confident the Johnston range of sweepers will remain the benchmark for quality and performance.

Excellence in manufacturing

From steel coming in, to the Sweeper driving off the production line, quality is assured at every stage of the manufacturing process.

Johnston sweepers use the latest CNC laser cutting machines which operate 24/7 to easily support the peaks and troughs of production. Investment in CNC brake presses and pyramid rollers ensure components are produced to a consistently high standard.

Welding is carried out using robotic welding systems and finished through traditional welding techniques which are integral to a quality product.

With the installation of a state-of-the-art powder coating paint plant; components are treated via this process ensuring the highest level of durability of each component. Parts are shot blasted, chemically cleaned, dried and painted. Quality is monitored and tested regularly with all components meeting the 1000 hour scratch and salt test.

Excellence in the working environment

Through extensive engineering development and the highest level of quality control during the manufacturing, a Johnston Sweeper will deliver high quality performance on-station.

With an extensive choice of options, a Johnston sweeper covers a range of street cleansing tasks from street sweeping through to specialist tasks such as removing weeds, street washing and gully emptying and road line cleansing. Confidence is assured in the performance, reliability and durability of a Johnston sweeper.

Combined with a UK nationwide customer service network and a 24/7 E-shop internet service to provide spare parts promptly, a Johnston street sweeper will continually provide years of quality service.

Our sustainable brochure can be found here.


Johnston Sweepers is accredited to ISO9001, ISO 14001, ISO 50001 and BS OHSAS 18001. ISO accreditations put Johnston in a unique position within sweeper manufacturing with a range of internationally recognised standards.


Johnston Sweepers is the first manufacturer in the industry to achieve ISO9001 reinforcing our continual commitment to excellence in product quality and performance.


In 2008 Johnston Sweepers increased our commitment to the environment by achieving ISO14001 the international standard for Environmental Management Systems (EMS). Being the first sweeper manufacturer to do so thereby reflecting our commitment to sustainability.


Johnston Sweepers is again the first company in the industry to be accredited with BS OHSAS 18001 for Occupational Health & Safety completing the suite of standards.


Johnston Sweepers has been accredited the ISO 50001 certificate for operating an Energy Management System which adheres to the highest design and manufacture standards for outdoor surface cleansing equipment.


We strive for excellence in all areas of our manufacturing process. Here are some of our recent awards.