80+ YEARS' HISTORY OF

STAMM INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION

1932

1932

BIJ Stamm was the ultimate entrepreneur. He left Europe as a young man determined to fulfill his dreams in the United States. After struggling through the Depression he began to see that dream come true. In 1932 BIJ Stamm opened Oil Heat Utilities in New York City selling high-pressure steam boilers to the garment industry.

1945

1945

By the end of World War II, with the Palisade Park Manufacturing facility at full capacity, the company decided to look for new opportunties beyond the United States. In 1945, Kresno Stamm Canada Ltd is established. A distribution warehouse is opened in Montreal on Marie Anne St to distribute the burners manufactured in New Jersey.

1948

1948

Seeking a plant in Canada to manufacture the 'Ball Flame' burners, a 40,000 sq.ft plant is rented in Granby, Quebec.

The Powrmatic Trademark is registered in the UK.

1950

1950

Kresno Stamm Europa NV is formed recognising the post war potential for automatic oil heating to replace the coal and wood fire methods used at that time.

1952

1952

Powrmatic Inc (US) incorporates. BIJ Stamm purchases a struggling boiler manufacturer located in Finksburg, Maryland. The business is restructured and oil fired unit heaters are manufactured.

1955

1955

Powrmatic Canada open a distribution branch in Quebec City.

1957

1957

The Canadian company continues to dominate the HVAC market and opens an additional distribution branch in Ottawa.

1962

1962

Powrmatic Canada opens a distribution branch in Halifax.

1965

1965

BIJ Stamm's son, Arthur, incorporates Stamm International Corporation (SIC) and consolidates the three operating companies in the United Kingdom, United States and Canada under its umbrella. Powrmatic Ltd (UK), Powrmatic Canada Ltd, and Powrmatic Inc. (US) become wholly owned subsidiaries of SIC.

1970

1970

Powrmatic Canada enters the residential and commerical air conditioning distribution market and expands its product offering to wood burning stoves, fireplaces, warm air furnaces, flues and chimneys.

1972

1972

Powrmatic Canada outgrows the Durocher St. facility. The company purchases a 40,000 sq.ft plant in Terrebonne. The Montreal wholesale operations move to a new location on 19th Ave in Montreal.

1974

1974

Powrmatic US expands its manufacturing facility in Finksburg, Maryland.

Powrmatic UK acquires the business and assets of Tanaire Ltd and introduces a range of hot water/steam unit heaters.

1977

1977

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

1981

1981

Powrmatic Uk introduces a new range of PGUH suspended gas unit heaters.

1985

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.

 

1988

1988

Powrmatic US purchases the business and assets of Eltron Corporation of Cherry Hill, NJ, a manufacturer of electrostatic and mechanical filtration units and moves it to Finksburg, Maryland.

1990

1990

Powrmatic UK opens distribution networks in Japan and establishes a foothold in the market for its System 250 flue range.

 

1991

1991

Powrmatic UK expands its product line to include the new Thermal Econimizer Series from 200,000 to 4,000,000 Btu.

1994

1994

Powrmatic UK acquires the business and assets of Reclaire and merges the business into Ilminster.

 

1996

1996

Powrmatic UK acquries 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.

2003

2003

Stamm International Corporation acquires the business and assets of Selkirk Manufacturing Limited, Barnstaple, England, establishing SFL. The acquisition includes the portfolio of products developed, manufactured and marketed by Selkirk for over 40 years.

Powrmatic Canada further expands the Montreal branch to 44,000 sq.ft on Ray Lawson Blvd.

2007

2007

Powrmatic UK consolidates all production facilities onto the Hort Bridge site in Ilminster.

Powrmatic Canada opens a new distribution center of 10,000 sq.ft in London Ontario.

 

2009

2009

Powrmatic UK introduces the second generation of the NV gas unit heater NVx.

2012

2012

Powrmatic Canada relocates the Halifax branch to a larger 10,000 sq.ft facility in Dartmouth, and adds an additional 10,000 sq.ft of warehouse space to the Quebec City branch.

Powrmatic UK introduces a new range of oil and gas fired warm air cabinet heaters, the CPx Range. It also introduces a range of air conditioning units to provide full HVAC solutions in the UK.

 

2013

2013

Arthur Stamm dedicates a Physics laboratory and establishes a scholarship fund in his father's name at LaGuardia Community College in Long Island City N.Y to continue his fathers legacy of helping future generations of young people.

At the dedication ceremony Arthur Stamm commented:

'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"

 

2014

2014

SFL establishes a distribution relationship in the US for its industrial Nova flue range.

2017

2017

Powrmatic UK expands the Hort Bridge facility with a 25,750 sq.ft warehouse to store over 600 products to keep up with the demand for Powrmatic heating products.

 

2019

2019

Stamm International and its subsidiaries implement a global rebranding strategy to strengthen and unify their branding. The rebranding is part of the company’s strategy to focus on furthering each company’s position as market and industry leaders. The harmonized international brand provides better global recognition for all companies and products and better informs SIC customers worldwide of its global capabilities.

Today

Today

During its 80+ year history Stamm International Corporation and its predecessor companies have been owned by the same family. Its modest beginning led to its present position of strength and global market penetration. It currently does business in over 35+ countries around the world.

Today it is a world renowned manufacturer and distributor of heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment, chimneys and flues for industrial, commercial and residential applications. Its products are known for their quality, design, and energy efficiency.

As an industry leader, the company prides itself on putting the customer and their needs first, as they have done over its history within HVAC.

1930
1940
1950
1960
1970
1980
1990
2000
2010
Today
1938

1938

Prior to World War II the strong demand for modern oil heating equipment persuaded BIJ Stamm to open his first major manufacturing facility in Palisades Park, New Jersey. It was there that Kresno Stamm Manufacturing Company began and the kerosene fired, vaporizing type oil burner, the Ball Flame was developed and patented by BIJ Stamm. These burners served as the precursor to the modern day automatic oil burner.

1946

1946

The Powrmatic Trademark is registered in Canada. Also Kresno Stamm Canada expands and moves the Montreal office to the Sun Life building.

 

1949

1949

Realising that war torn Europe had to rebuild its industrial base, BIJ Stamm opened an office and warehouse in Amsterdam, 91 Amstel Road, supplying oil burners from the USA.

1951

1951

Kresno Stamm Europa NV purchases its first European factory in Nijmegen, Holland supplying oil burners throughout Europe. Continuing his overseas expansion, BIJ Stamm opens a warehouse and office in Whitechapel, London, initially importing oil burners from the Nijmegen plant. It is there that the first fully automatic floor mounted warm air heater for commerical and industrial applications is developed.

Kresno Stamm Canada relocates to Du Harve Street in Montreal. There, the company starts to manufacture automatic type oil burners. These were sold to heating contractors which began the company's wholesale distribution business.

1953

1953

Throughout his career, BIJ Stamm commuted regularly between the United States and Europe. In 1953 he receives an award from United Airlines for flying 100,000 miles and joins what is probably the first frequent flyer program, The 100,000 Mile Club. This was during the days of 16-hour propeller flights to England with stops at Gander and Shannon.

The Powrmatic Trademark is registered in the U.S.

1956

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.

1960

1960

Powrmatic Canada purchases a larger building on Durocher St in Montreal, housing manufacturing and the Montreal wholesaling operations. Product lines expand to include hot air heaters, water heaters and boilers.

Powrmatic US launches the manufacturing of the oil fired unit heaters at the Finksburg Plant.

The company transitions from Kresno Stamm to Powrmatic.

 

1964

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.

Powrmatic Canada acquires the business and assets of Filter & Heating Supply Co. in Toronto which becomes its foothold in the Toronto market.

1968

1968

Powrmatic UK introduces Powrvents manufactured in Ilminster. This adds commerical and industrial ventilation to the product line.

1971

1971

Powrmatic UK introduces a range of boilers to the market.

Powrmatic US expands its product range to include indirect oil fired make-up air heaters for the commercial and industrial market with capacities up to 2,000,000 Btu outputs.

1973

1973

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

1975

1975

Powrmatic Canada purchases the business and assets of Valin Distribution Co, an electrical wholesaler in Quebec City, and integrates it into the Quebec City branch. Electrical supply wholesaling is added to the other branches.

1980

1980

Powrmatic Canada adds central AC, heat pumps and ventilation products to its product offering.

1982

1982

Powrmatic US expands its product range to include oil and gas fired TE Air Rotation units whilst Powrmatic UK designs and launches a range of radiant tube heaters.

1986

1986

Powmatic U.S commences production of heat exchangers for the OEM market.

1989

1989

Powrmatic US adds air conditioning to its air rotation units.

1992

1992

Powrmatic Canada purchases a new 32,000 sq.ft building on Ray Lawson Blvd for its head office and Montreal Branch.

1993

1993

Lidiard and Skelton becomes a division of Powrmatic UK and moves to Ilminster.

1995

1995

Powrmatic US purchases the Circ-Air line of small air turnover units for heating applications of approximately 10,000 to 50,000 sq.ft areas and moves production to Finksburg Maryland.

2000

2000

Powrmatic UK replaces the PGUH warm air heater range with its signature NV product.

2005

2005

Powrmatic UK transfers the manufacture of its flue products to the 100,000 sq.ft factory in Barnstaple.

Powrmatic Canada purchases a 22,000 sq.ft building that is transformed into a new state of the art facility for the Quebec City branch.

2008

2008

The flue and chimney division becomes SF Ltd, the 4th wholly owned subsidiary of Stamm International. The family is complete.

Powrmatic UK develops 1st generation of fully condensing gas unit heaters.

2011

2011

Powrmatic Canada moves the Toronto branch to a larger 27,000 sq.ft location. Quebec City branch increases its warehouse space by an additional 10,000 sq.ft.

2012

2012

Powrmatic's ventilation division contracted to supply the smoke and natural ventilation system at the London Aquatic Centre in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford, East London. 

2014

2014

Powrmatic UK acquires the assets and IPR of smoke and heat exhaust ventilation product manufacturer SHEV Company Ltd.

2015

2015

Powrmatic Canada relocates the Ottawa branch to a larger facility in Gloucester.

Powrmatic UK purchases a building in Dublin to house Powrmatic Ireland.

2018

2018

Powrmatic Canada expands it’s Montreal warehouse adding 19,250 sq.ft.

 

2020

2020

November 3, 2020 - Stamm International sells its Canadian distribution company, Powrmatic of Canada, to the Deschenes Group.

1932

1932

BIJ Stamm was the ultimate entrepreneur. He left Europe as a young man determined to fulfill his dreams in the United States. After struggling through the Depression he began to see that dream come true. In 1932 BIJ Stamm opened Oil Heat Utilities in New York City selling high-pressure steam boilers to the garment industry.

1938

1938

Prior to World War II the strong demand for modern oil heating equipment persuaded BIJ Stamm to open his first major manufacturing facility in Palisades Park, New Jersey. It was there that Kresno Stamm Manufacturing Company began and the kerosene fired, vaporizing type oil burner, the Ball Flame was developed and patented by BIJ Stamm. These burners served as the precursor to the modern day automatic oil burner.

1945

1945

By the end of World War II, with the Palisade Park Manufacturing facility at full capacity, the company decided to look for new opportunties beyond the United States. In 1945, Kresno Stamm Canada Ltd is established. A distribution warehouse is opened in Montreal on Marie Anne St to distribute the burners manufactured in New Jersey.

1946

1946

The Powrmatic Trademark is registered in Canada. Also Kresno Stamm Canada expands and moves the Montreal office to the Sun Life building.

 

1948

1948

Seeking a plant in Canada to manufacture the 'Ball Flame' burners, a 40,000 sq.ft plant is rented in Granby, Quebec.

The Powrmatic Trademark is registered in the UK.

1949

1949

Realising that war torn Europe had to rebuild its industrial base, BIJ Stamm opened an office and warehouse in Amsterdam, 91 Amstel Road, supplying oil burners from the USA.

1950

1950

Kresno Stamm Europa NV is formed recognising the post war potential for automatic oil heating to replace the coal and wood fire methods used at that time.

1951

1951

Kresno Stamm Europa NV purchases its first European factory in Nijmegen, Holland supplying oil burners throughout Europe. Continuing his overseas expansion, BIJ Stamm opens a warehouse and office in Whitechapel, London, initially importing oil burners from the Nijmegen plant. It is there that the first fully automatic floor mounted warm air heater for commerical and industrial applications is developed.

Kresno Stamm Canada relocates to Du Harve Street in Montreal. There, the company starts to manufacture automatic type oil burners. These were sold to heating contractors which began the company's wholesale distribution business.

1952

1952

Powrmatic Inc (US) incorporates. BIJ Stamm purchases a struggling boiler manufacturer located in Finksburg, Maryland. The business is restructured and oil fired unit heaters are manufactured.

1953

1953

Throughout his career, BIJ Stamm commuted regularly between the United States and Europe. In 1953 he receives an award from United Airlines for flying 100,000 miles and joins what is probably the first frequent flyer program, The 100,000 Mile Club. This was during the days of 16-hour propeller flights to England with stops at Gander and Shannon.

The Powrmatic Trademark is registered in the U.S.

1955

1955

Powrmatic Canada open a distribution branch in Quebec City.

1956

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.

1957

1957

The Canadian company continues to dominate the HVAC market and opens an additional distribution branch in Ottawa.

1960

1960

Powrmatic Canada purchases a larger building on Durocher St in Montreal, housing manufacturing and the Montreal wholesaling operations. Product lines expand to include hot air heaters, water heaters and boilers.

Powrmatic US launches the manufacturing of the oil fired unit heaters at the Finksburg Plant.

The company transitions from Kresno Stamm to Powrmatic.

 

1962

1962

Powrmatic Canada opens a distribution branch in Halifax.

1964

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.

Powrmatic Canada acquires the business and assets of Filter & Heating Supply Co. in Toronto which becomes its foothold in the Toronto market.

1965

1965

BIJ Stamm's son, Arthur, incorporates Stamm International Corporation (SIC) and consolidates the three operating companies in the United Kingdom, United States and Canada under its umbrella. Powrmatic Ltd (UK), Powrmatic Canada Ltd, and Powrmatic Inc. (US) become wholly owned subsidiaries of SIC.

1968

1968

Powrmatic UK introduces Powrvents manufactured in Ilminster. This adds commerical and industrial ventilation to the product line.

1970

1970

Powrmatic Canada enters the residential and commerical air conditioning distribution market and expands its product offering to wood burning stoves, fireplaces, warm air furnaces, flues and chimneys.

1971

1971

Powrmatic UK introduces a range of boilers to the market.

Powrmatic US expands its product range to include indirect oil fired make-up air heaters for the commercial and industrial market with capacities up to 2,000,000 Btu outputs.

1972

1972

Powrmatic Canada outgrows the Durocher St. facility. The company purchases a 40,000 sq.ft plant in Terrebonne. The Montreal wholesale operations move to a new location on 19th Ave in Montreal.

1973

1973

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

1974

1974

Powrmatic US expands its manufacturing facility in Finksburg, Maryland.

Powrmatic UK acquires the business and assets of Tanaire Ltd and introduces a range of hot water/steam unit heaters.

1975

1975

Powrmatic Canada purchases the business and assets of Valin Distribution Co, an electrical wholesaler in Quebec City, and integrates it into the Quebec City branch. Electrical supply wholesaling is added to the other branches.

1977

1977

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

1980

1980

Powrmatic Canada adds central AC, heat pumps and ventilation products to its product offering.

1981

1981

Powrmatic Uk introduces a new range of PGUH suspended gas unit heaters.

1982

1982

Powrmatic US expands its product range to include oil and gas fired TE Air Rotation units whilst Powrmatic UK designs and launches a range of radiant tube heaters.

1985

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.

 

1986

1986

Powmatic U.S commences production of heat exchangers for the OEM market.

1988

1988

Powrmatic US purchases the business and assets of Eltron Corporation of Cherry Hill, NJ, a manufacturer of electrostatic and mechanical filtration units and moves it to Finksburg, Maryland.

1989

1989

Powrmatic US adds air conditioning to its air rotation units.

1990

1990

Powrmatic UK opens distribution networks in Japan and establishes a foothold in the market for its System 250 flue range.

 

1992

1992

Powrmatic Canada purchases a new 32,000 sq.ft building on Ray Lawson Blvd for its head office and Montreal Branch.

1991

1991

Powrmatic UK expands its product line to include the new Thermal Econimizer Series from 200,000 to 4,000,000 Btu.

1993

1993

Lidiard and Skelton becomes a division of Powrmatic UK and moves to Ilminster.

1994

1994

Powrmatic UK acquires the business and assets of Reclaire and merges the business into Ilminster.

 

1995

1995

Powrmatic US purchases the Circ-Air line of small air turnover units for heating applications of approximately 10,000 to 50,000 sq.ft areas and moves production to Finksburg Maryland.

1996

1996

Powrmatic UK acquries 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.

2000

2000

Powrmatic UK replaces the PGUH warm air heater range with its signature NV product.

2003

2003

Stamm International Corporation acquires the business and assets of Selkirk Manufacturing Limited, Barnstaple, England, establishing SFL. The acquisition includes the portfolio of products developed, manufactured and marketed by Selkirk for over 40 years.

Powrmatic Canada further expands the Montreal branch to 44,000 sq.ft on Ray Lawson Blvd.

2005

2005

Powrmatic UK transfers the manufacture of its flue products to the 100,000 sq.ft factory in Barnstaple.

Powrmatic Canada purchases a 22,000 sq.ft building that is transformed into a new state of the art facility for the Quebec City branch.

2007

2007

Powrmatic UK consolidates all production facilities onto the Hort Bridge site in Ilminster.

Powrmatic Canada opens a new distribution center of 10,000 sq.ft in London Ontario.

 

2008

2008

The flue and chimney division becomes SF Ltd, the 4th wholly owned subsidiary of Stamm International. The family is complete.

Powrmatic UK develops 1st generation of fully condensing gas unit heaters.

2009

2009

Powrmatic UK introduces the second generation of the NV gas unit heater NVx.

2011

2011

Powrmatic Canada moves the Toronto branch to a larger 27,000 sq.ft location. Quebec City branch increases its warehouse space by an additional 10,000 sq.ft.

2012

2012

Powrmatic Canada relocates the Halifax branch to a larger 10,000 sq.ft facility in Dartmouth, and adds an additional 10,000 sq.ft of warehouse space to the Quebec City branch.

Powrmatic UK introduces a new range of oil and gas fired warm air cabinet heaters, the CPx Range. It also introduces a range of air conditioning units to provide full HVAC solutions in the UK.

 

2012

2012

Powrmatic's ventilation division contracted to supply the smoke and natural ventilation system at the London Aquatic Centre in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford, East London. 

2013

2013

Arthur Stamm dedicates a Physics laboratory and establishes a scholarship fund in his father's name at LaGuardia Community College in Long Island City N.Y to continue his fathers legacy of helping future generations of young people.

At the dedication ceremony Arthur Stamm commented:

'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"

 

2014

2014

Powrmatic UK acquires the assets and IPR of smoke and heat exhaust ventilation product manufacturer SHEV Company Ltd.

2014

2014

SFL establishes a distribution relationship in the US for its industrial Nova flue range.

2015

2015

Powrmatic Canada relocates the Ottawa branch to a larger facility in Gloucester.

Powrmatic UK purchases a building in Dublin to house Powrmatic Ireland.

2017

2017

Powrmatic UK expands the Hort Bridge facility with a 25,750 sq.ft warehouse to store over 600 products to keep up with the demand for Powrmatic heating products.

 

2018

2018

Powrmatic Canada expands it’s Montreal warehouse adding 19,250 sq.ft.

 

2019

2019

Stamm International and its subsidiaries implement a global rebranding strategy to strengthen and unify their branding. The rebranding is part of the company’s strategy to focus on furthering each company’s position as market and industry leaders. The harmonized international brand provides better global recognition for all companies and products and better informs SIC customers worldwide of its global capabilities.

2020

2020

November 3, 2020 - Stamm International sells its Canadian distribution company, Powrmatic of Canada, to the Deschenes Group.

Today

Today

During its 80+ year history Stamm International Corporation and its predecessor companies have been owned by the same family. Its modest beginning led to its present position of strength and global market penetration. It currently does business in over 35+ countries around the world.

Today it is a world renowned manufacturer and distributor of heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment, chimneys and flues for industrial, commercial and residential applications. Its products are known for their quality, design, and energy efficiency.

As an industry leader, the company prides itself on putting the customer and their needs first, as they have done over its history within HVAC.

 

Stamm International Corporation

PO Box 1929
Fort Lee, NJ 07024
Tel: 201-947-1700
Fax: 201-947-9662
E-mail: stamminc@pobox.com