DRU, an innovative company
If a company is still able to lead the market after more than 250 years then its ability to innovate must surely be in the genes. In 1754 the DRU founders ensured that the company - one of the first industrial companies in the Netherlands - knew how to pour iron ore for a range of practical household products, including the world-renowned DRU pans.
When in 1959 natural gas was discovered in the Netherlands DRU capitalised on this avidly by developing its first gas fire. A short while later, around 1960, the DRU designers were the first to introduce a closed combustion gas fires; an innovative system that made the chimney superfluous. This system is still used by the majority of gas fires and stoves today.