Based in Exeter, England, Stovax Ltd was established in 1981 to design, manufacture and distribute wood burning stoves and fireside accessories. By 1988, Stovax diversified into the manufacture of gas-fired versions of Stovax stoves and created a separate company, Gazco Ltd, to focus on solely on their development and production. Today, as sister companies, Stovax and Gazco continue to work very closely together, constantly developing their product range. The combined businesses have grown to become one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of stoves, fireplaces and fires, with exports to countries worldwide.
In 2006, Stovax Ltd purchased Yeoman, a long established manufacturer of wood burning stoves with a speciality in more rustic and rural design. The company continues to produce a separate range of wood burning, multi-fuel, gas and electric stoves and fires with their own distinguishable style sold under the Yeoman brand. Stovax is also the UK and Republic of Ireland distributor for a number of additional fireplaces and stove brands including Dovre, Lotus, Nordpeis & Varde. Gazco is also the UK and Republic of Ireland distributor for Wamsler solid fuel cookers and stoves.
With the depletion of fossil fuels and the rapid increases in their costs, wood is already being accepted as a more economic, renewable and carbon neutral energy source. Stovax high-efficiency stoves and fires continue to help provide ‘green’ heating for the 21st Century, whilst the company commits itself to researching the alternative technologies that will provide heating in the years ahead. Gazco are making continuing advancements in the development of high efficiency gas fire technology and highly realistic flame-effect electric fires, helping to keep Gazco at the forefront of the market.