DRU, successful since 1754!

On 17th May 1754, a sales contract for the building of a new blast furnace was signed between Johan Baptist van den Bergh and some local entrepreneurs in Ulft , the Netherlands. This project heralded the start of a company that is still going strong to this day. The company is called De Koninklijke Diepenbrock en Reigers of Ulft or, in short, DRU.

DRU started out as a blast furnace, producing numerous products from cast iron. DRU pots and pans are still well known today. When natural gas was discovered in the Netherlands at the beginning of the 1960s, DRU switched to producing gas fires and wall heaters. DRU is now one of the oldest industrial companies in the Netherlands.

DRU in the 21st century

DRU is a modern company that continues to specialise in producing gas heating appliances. It is the largest producer of balanced flue gas fires and wall heaters in Europe and also produces wood and multi-fuel stoves and fires.

In 1999 it relocated from its original home in Ulft to Duiven. The buildings in Ulft, which form part of our industrial heritage, have now been largely renovated and accommodate the “DRU factory” where culture and business come together.

DRU has operations in 3 countries and a dealership network that spans Europe and beyond. On its 250th anniversary, DRU was awarded the prestigious designation of ‘Hofleverancier’ or a Supplier to the Royal Dutch Court.

Drugasar in the UK

Drugasar was founded in Manchester in 1975 as the UK distributor for DRU functional heating products. It became a fully owned subsidiary of DRU in 2003, and now distributes gas fires, wood and multi-fuel stoves and gas wall heaters under the DRU, Dik Geurts and Spartherm brands.

Drugasar employs an experienced team of sales consultants, technical, marketing and back office staff to support its national network of DRU approved fireplace retailers and gas appliance installers.

Since its inception, Drugasar has supplied gas fires and wood stoves to the public through its dealer network. In addition, it has provided gas heating systems to many thousands of churches, schools, local authorities, social housing, offices, industrial premises, leisure locations and many other diverse organisations.

To book a free consultation with one of our fireplace dealers or commercial gas heating specialists, call 0161 793 8700 or complete our Contact Form

Our core values

The balance between people and the environment

Sustainable business operations require a continuous balance between people and the environment. At DRU, customer satisfaction and efficiency go hand in hand with environmental friendliness and safety. Realising this requires dedication. Not only the dedication to achieve an A-label for our entire range, but also the commitment to our people, customers and suppliers.

Listening and learning makes a difference

The convenience for our customers is always central to our actions and thinking. How can our products and services be smarter, more innovative, more comfortable? For this we are in constant contact with users, suppliers and our dealers to listen and learn about their needs. Only in this way can we really make a difference to the lives of our customers.

High quality ambition

Saying what we do and doing what we say. That is the philosophy that sustains our business, because we have been producing high-quality products for more than 260 years. It is an ambitious and critical attitude that is ever present and motivates us to do better every day.

Ongoing development

Critical, inquisitive, eager to learn, open to feedback, always wanting to do better. A progressive feeling anchored in our DNA. It is a realisation that we can only make progress by continuing to develop ourselves. By being brave, by daring to change, by leading the way.

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