Firelighter Manufacturers | Hot Box ® Directory of fire 🔥

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Firelighter manufacturers

Firelighter manufacturers have been producing a range of firelighters for decades with limited innovation.

However, the market for firelighters to ignite wood fuel is growing each year.

Originally, firelighters were chemical based components designed to quickly ignite coal and wood fuel.

Often, such firelighters were used in open fires.

However, as tastes change and the hearth industry changes shape, the demands are now very different.

This brief article aims to set our the key manufacturers of firelighters and what they offer.

Firelighter Manufacturers | Who are they?

We are all used to picking up a pack of firelighters from our local shop or supermarket.

However, we do not tend to consider where they might come from.

The firelighter industry is big business.

However, it is controlled by relatively few players.

For clarity, we have broken this down into continents.

Further, we have included some more recent additions to the industry.

Moreover, we have tried to outline the products produced by each firelighter manufacturer.

Ultimately, we will identify new and more innovative alternatives,

Is there space for them in the marketplace?

We believe so…

However, Hot Box ® Firestarter has been aligned to differentiate itself.

Unlike other firelighters, from many of the manufacturers below, our product is unique.

Designed to eradicate the need for kindling and produce the perfect fire, rather than rely on other components to do so.

Our fire lighter is aimed at users who require convenience.

Take it from us, when we set out on our journey to create and patent our fire lighter, we remained sceptical.

However, as our business develops, and our client base increases, we hope to have found a marketplace.

Ok, so our cost price may be higher based upon a fire lighter in the traditional sense.

Interestingly however, when you consider costs versus both firelighters and kindling, our product is very reasonably priced.

Further, if you value time and ease of use, our product is certainly easy to use.

Firelighter Manufacturers | UK & Ireland

Standard Brands

Manufacturers of several brands of firelighters which are distributed around the world. Their brands include Zip, Jam’rah, Sunny Jim and Drummer. Standard Brands were the pioneers of the original Kerosene firelighter in 1936.

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Zip

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Drummer

Irelands favourite economy firelighter brand.

Sunny Jim

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Tiger Tim

based in Wales, Tigher Tim are now owned by a European company. They boast 4 brands of firelighters across their portfolio. Tiger Tim, Flamefast, Samba and Fireglow. 

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Samba

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Flamefast

Irelands favourite economy firelighter brand.

Tiger Tim

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Flamers

A company with a great Uk manufacturing ethos. Flamers firelighters are a spin off from Certainly Wood, a supplier of quality wood fuel. They are similar to other offerings and are made from wood wool dipped in wax.

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Flamers

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Kindle Flamer

A patented, larger format wood wool firelighter.

Kindling

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Hot Box ® Firestarter

UK manufacturer of a single internationally patented firelighter which is designed to eradicate the need for kindling and eliminate user inconsistency. Pack sizes are designed for a week, a month or a weekend. We strive to make the process of firelighting ultimately convenient and provide innovation across the ignition category.

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8 Pack

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27 Pack

Enough for a month, no kindling required, patented.

2 Pack

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Firelighter manufacturers | Europe

Across Europe, there are some major firelighter manufacturers competing for space to light the tens of millions of wood burning appliances.

The European ignition category is a huge marketplace for a select few players.

However, with the rise of services such as FBA, entry to the European market for smaller firelighter manufacturers has become easier to penetrate in recent years.

However, many of the fire lighter manufacturers, outlined below, operate their own Amazon shops and sell their ignition products to consumers.

The Flame Group

Purporting to be the leading manufacturer of firelighters in the world. 🌏

The Flame Group sell over 100 million units per annum and distribute them internationally. Further, their production facilities are state of the art and automated to minimise human involvement where practicable.

The Flame Group also incorporates Dutch Flame. 

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White firelighters

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Eco Firelighters

A range of natural firelighters are available.

Wood Wool

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Boomex

Boomex claim to be the leading firelighter manufacturer for grills, charcoal and fireplaces.

Manufacturing of firelighters takes place in Germany and the products are sold all over the world.

Boomex firelighters have a number of brands in their portfolio including Flash Firelighters and Flamburro firelighters.

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Flamburro

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Boomex

A range of natural firelighters are available.

Flash

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Flammax

Flammax Firelighters are manufactured by Carl Warrlich, a company founded in 1904.

Their fire lighters and products associated with the ignition category are distributed across Europe and manufacturers to exacting standards.

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Eco Lighters

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Firelogs

Fire logs for part of the Flammax firelighters range.

lighting head

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Wood wool UK

Born from the packaging industry, wood wool firelighters are extremely effective. 

Wood wool is a timber product which is finally planed strands of wood, often used for packaging hampers and other often luxury items. 

By default, wood wool burns well and the addition of wax to encapsulate each strand makes it very effective. 

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Wood wool lighters

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Wood Wool

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Eco credentials of wood wool

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Firelighter Manufacturers | USA 🇺🇸

Duraflame

Duraflame manufacture a range of firelighter and fire starting products in the USA.

Essentially, they are the largest manufacturer of firelighters across the whole United States.

Their product range is nothing short of excellent and in some cases innovative.

Further, Duraflame were the pioneers of the firelog in 1968. 

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Gold

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Firelogs

Fire logs for part of the Duraflame Range

Firestart

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