In 1983, two men, Gérard Pitance and Benoît Lafontaine, decided to join forces in order to develop and produce a distinctive wood stove – the Stûv 60 – designed by Gérard Pitance. In the beginning, the company simply designed the products. Their capital was creativity and motivation!
Gradually, the company began specializing in wood heating, which allowed Stûv to grow exponentially. New fireplace designs were created and partnerships forged, allowing the company to extend its range of skills and become a benchmark in the sector. Without a lab, sophisticated measuring equipment, or even a computer, the designers developed the Stûv 60 through observation and common sense.
Today, Stûv has over 120 employees who manufacture 15,000 stoves and fireplaces per year for an international market with a network of 500 distributors.