The Glen Dimplex Group is proud to announce it has acquired Pecan Engineering, an iconic Australian solid fuel fireplace and stove manufacturing company based in Adelaide. Pecan Engineering produces and sources products for national distribution under the iconic brands Nectre, Blaze and Jotul. Combined with the existing brands of Real Flame, Masport, Nobo, Dimplex, Osburn and Escea, the Pecan brands allow Glen Dimplex Australia to continue to build an unrivalled position in the Australian heating and fireplace market.
Founded in 1973, Glen Dimplex is a leading international group, the world’s largest manufacturer of electrical heating, and also holds significant global market positions in domestic appliances, cooling, ventilation, and renewable energy solutions. Glen Dimplex Australia is in its eleventh year and Pecan Engineering becomes the 4th Australian acquisition for the group.
Pecan Engineering began in 1970 and quickly grew in areas of manufacturing, wholesaling and retail. The present-day factory was opened in 1990 and proudly manufactures thousands of wood stoves every year at Dry Creek South Australia. Pecan have in-house stove design capability as well as production processes including Laser, CNC and Robotics. The recently built and accredited calorific test room allows in-house testing to the Australian standard for emissions, output and efficiency of wood heaters. Pecan Managing Director Richard Mitchell commented: “with the support and strength of Glen Dimplex it will allow Pecan to go to another level in the fireplace market, both domestically and internationally. I am excited to be joining the Glen Dimplex team and look forward to contributing to the company’s future success in Australia and overseas.”
Glen Dimplex Australia Managing Director, David Woodward, commenting on the acquisition emphasized: “The Pecan acquisition further enhances our ability to design, test and manufacture high quality just-in-time products for the Australian market. We proudly support and continue to invest in local manufacturing and now have 2 manufacturing locations at Scoresby and Dry Creek.”
“We have many common customers and we look forward to working even more closely with our customer base. We would like to assure all Pecan customers that it will be business as usual and you can continue to expect all the service and support that you have enjoyed in the past. Importantly I am delighted to advise that Richard Mitchell will be joining us on a permanent basis to ensure a smooth transition and minimal disruption. Richard has decades of invaluable experience and we look forward to him joining our team.”
Fergal Naughton, Glen Dimplex CEO, commented: “This acquisition is a natural fit with our strategy of becoming the leading fireplace supplier in Australia. It is a fantastic brand with a very loyal customer base and we are proud to welcome the Pecan family to our portfolio.”