Bonk & Co visit Rais, Barbas Bellfires and Harrie Leenders.
We took a week off to head over to mainland Europe to see how it’s done!
Day 1 – Rais
We started our trip with a visit to Denmark and to Rais. A great tour of their factory and some in depth product training on their new Viva L range which we love. Made from 1 piece of rolled 4mm steel, giving a longer lifespan and great to look at from all angles!
The new Viva L120 shells rolling off the welding lines, ready for the paint shop. Rais use robotic welders to speed up the process and get a consistent production across the range.
Day 2 – Frederikshavn > Amsterdam > Bladel
We finished our time with Rais with a quick presentation and then off for a traditional coastal Smørrebrød lunch before heading to Amsterdam to continue the adventure!
Day 3 – Barbas Bellfires
A totally new take on what we think a stove showroom should look like. Barbas Bellfires in Bladel, just outside Eindhoven make fantastic insert gas and wood burners in all shapes and sizes. Even better, they have recently launched the Box range of freestanding wood burning stoves. Perfectly proportioned and designed, we are looking forward to getting a few in the showrooms here!
Day 4 – Harrie Leenders
Harrie Leenders is where you learn about combustion in a whole new dimension, their combustion systems are the best we’ve seen! The level of engineering going on behind the scenes is incredible, and as a result they produce a fantastic range of stoves that give a flame picture to match! Just look at the Dayna below!
And of course, we couldn’t leave without getting back to basics and lighting a real campfire under the stars!