Saturday 25 February 2012

Celebrating 40 Years Of Charnwood Stoves

A J Wells & Sons Ltd, manufacturers of Charnwood Stoves, was founded in 1972 and is a privately owned, family controlled, British company that specialises in the design and manufacture of high quality wood burning and multifuel stoves. As the oldest British manufacturer of wood burning stoves, run by second and third generations of the family, we are dedicated to providing products of enduring design and of the highest quality.
It all started in 1972, when Alfred Wells and two of his sons, started a small engineering business in Niton on the Isle of Wight. Over the last forty years Charnwood have grown from our original small factory of around 1500 sq. ft to our current site of over 50,000sq. Ft. We have always been keen to provide local employment on the Isle of Wight and have seen the number of our employees rise from the original 3 to well over 150. They are very proud of their workforce who have rewarded them by staying loyal to the company, with many staff having worked with the Wells' for over 25 years. This brings stability to the business ensuring that pride in the company and the quality of Charnwood Stoves is maintained.40 Years later, the business is going strong and Charnwood Stoves are proving incredibly popular.
The last 40 years have featured highlights from humble beginnings on the Isle of Wight to the launch of the LA range of twin door stoves in 1993, designed specifically with the capability of running central heating as well as providing room heat, moving into a new state of the art facility in 1996 and launching SLX Range of inset and freestanding stoves in 2000.
Commitment to their staff is vital as is the commitment to invest in the latest technology to ensure the highest quality. Over the years Charnwood have installed their own Vitreous Enamelling Plant, CNC controlled Press Brakes, Robotic Welders and a state of the art Laser Profiler all of which allow pin point accuracy resulting in superior quality. Keeping the manufacture of as many parts as possible in-house enables Charnwood to maintain full production control to provide customers with long-lasting products leading the field technically in both operation and function.To read more of their story Click Here to view the special 40th anniversary e-book.

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