70 Years of Powrmatic Limited

Powrmatic began its life in 1949, in a small warehouse and office in Whitechapel, East London, distributing automatic oil burners manufactured by then sister company Kresno Stamm Europa of Holland. Very soon the company also developed the first fully automatic oil-fired warm air heater as a replacement for solid fuel fired heaters and boilers. The following decades saw significant expansion in both manufacturing capacity and breadth of products, along with a move to a bespoke manufacturing facility in Ilminster, Somerset, from where the company continues to operate.

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    1949

    Powrmatic began its life in 1949, in a small warehouse and office in Whitechapel, East London, distributing automatic oil burners manufactured by then sister company Kresno Stamm Europa of Holland. Very soon the company also developed the first fully automatic oil-fired warm air heater as a replacement for solid fuel fired heaters and boilers.

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    1956

    The CA (Commercial Aire) range of oil fired heaters was developed in England. This was an innovative product which would revolutionize the space heating market and which rightly claims to be the forerunner of today’s modern heaters. The success of Powrmatic’s CA range led the company to establish it’s first U.K dedicated manufacturing facility based in Reading.

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    1964

    In Europe, the demand for the air heater line outgrows the Reading UK manufacturing plant. Powrmatic Ltd moves to a new bespoke manufacturing facility in Ilminster, Somerset.

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    1968

    Powrmatic UK extends its product range introducing suspended gas unit heaters, cast iron boilers and hot water/steam unit heaters.

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    1970

    The Ilminster manufacturing plant also continued to develop the popular Commerical Aire range which now have evolved into our latest CPx and VPx cabinet range.

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    1973

    Powrmatic UK purchases additional land and a factory at Hortbridge in Ilminster.

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    1981

    Powrmatic introduces the Powrmatic PGUH range and begins significant distribution of the heater throughout the UK.

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    1985

    Powrmatic UK acquires the business and assets of Fire Ventilation manufacturer Lidiard & Skelton, based in Brownhills, Staffordshire. In addition the company expands its product line to include a ‘System’ Range of twin wall flue products.

  • “If there’s a lesson to be learned from my father’s life, it’s not to be afraid to take risks; don’t fear failure; and of course, there’s hard work, a winning smile and a sincere handshake. That is the basis of our company today”

    Arthur Stamm – (Past Stamm International President)

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    1996

    Powrmatic UK acquires the business and assets of Heating Controls and Devices in Dublin which becomes Powrmatic Ireland and opens distribution warehouse and trade counter facility in the Tallaght district of South Dublin.

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    2005

    Powrmatic consolidates all production facilities onto the Hort Bridge site in Ilminster where it continues to fly the flag for British Manufacturing on heating and ventilation equipment. 

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    2008

    Powrmatic begins manufacturing of the first generation of fully condensing gas unit heaters and next generation NVx heaters. 

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    2010

    Powrmatic’s ventilation division increase the manufacturing demand for the Smoke ventilation industry for the highly effective Roof Opensky Smoke Ventilator. The Opensky is now the most popular product in its range.

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    2012

    With the increase in demand for Powrmatic products, the production capacity is increased with purchase of Salvagnini fully automatic folding system.

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    2013

    With the increase for the supply of Air Conditioning products, Powrmatic begin a successful delivery of the Vision Range. The packaged technology soon revolutionises the air conditioning market with installation in many major UK Hotels.

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    2015

    Powrmatic invest in the next generation of the cutting edge EM Series turret punch press from Amada. The new Amada EMK 3612 is combines high speed production, impressive reliability and numerous cost and process improvements at Powrmatic. 

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    2017

    Powrmatic complete the construction of a new 2,400m2 warehouse at its manufacturing facility in Ilminster, Somerset. The £1.5M investment enables the Company to optimise finished goods stock levels and frees up space within the production areas of the factory offering customers reduced lead times for both standard products and specialist order requirements

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    2018

    Over 100 heating engineers, specifiers and consultants from around the UK and Ireland attend the launch event in September at the National Motorcycle Museum, West Midlands showcasing the ErP-compliant product ranges from Powrmatic. 2018 also sees the start of a exclusive partnership with SRP Superior Radiant Products.

  • 2019

    Powrmatic rebrand its corporate identity in alignment with the new company direction and product offering. The rebranding is part of the company’s strategy to focus on the company’s position as market and industry leaders.

  • “Our mission today at Powrmatic is to fulfill our global customers’ needs by consistently designing and manufacturing HVAC products that meets and exceeds our customers’ expectations with quality, responsiveness, innovation and value, bringing passion and commitment to everything we do”