Timeline

 

  1892 
The first soot-free kerosene stove is constructed by Frans W. Lindqvist. The stove is named Primus.
  1897 
Andrée attempts to reach the North Pole via hot-air balloon. He takes a Primus stove along on his journey.
 

Late 19th C
Primus original logo

 Primus factory 1907

1907
Primus factory at Lilla Essingen.

 Ronald Amundsen reaches the South Pole with a Primus Stove 1911 
Roald Amundsen reaches the South Pole. A Primus brand stove is on the expedition.
 Primus Factory

1930s
An assembly department in the factory at Lilla Essingen.

 LPG gas, LPG stove and LPG Lantern.

1930s – 1950s
The 1930’s saw the launch of  LPG gas and the first LPG stove was made in 1938. In the 1940s and 1950s Primus developed LPG stoves, LPG lanterns and LPG cylinders.

 Primus Factory in Hagfors 1950
A factory became available in Hagfors. Primus leased the plant, converted the premises and took over the factory altogether in 1954.
  Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay become the first people to scale Mount Everest. Their food is cooked on a Primus stove. 1953 
On 29 May 1953 Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay become the first people to scale Mount Everest. Their food is cooked on a Primus stove.
 New Primus logo 1960s
Primus logo gets its new oval shape from the present owner Esso’s logo
 Primus starts to develop gas burners for African countries. 1978
We started our environmental work as early as 1978. This is when we started to develop gas burners for African countries to help them reduce the amount of wood they used for cooking.
 Primus MultiFuel, the first stove that can run on LP gas, whitegas, kerosene and even aviation fuel, 1996
Primus MultiFuel, the first stove that can run on LP gas, whitegas, kerosene and even aviation fuel, is tested during an ascent of Mount Everest by the adventurer Göran Kropp. It is successfully launched the following year.
 Primus factory in Tartu, Estonia.

1999
The new Primus factory in Tartu, Estonia, is launched.

 The Primus OmniFuel stove is launched. 2001 
The OmniFuel stove is launched. A stove for all fuels. (”Multi” means many; ”Omni” means all).
 Primus launches the new Eta concept. 2006
Primus launches the new Eta concept, with an efficiency rate that’s nearly doubled compared to conventional stoves.
 rimus launches the award-winning multifuel stove OmniLite Ti. 2011
Primus launches the award-winning multifuel stove OmniLite Ti, which is the most advanced Primus stove to date.
 Primus launches web shop. 2014
Primus launches its firs two webshops: www.primus.eu and www.primus.se
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