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About SUPRA SA

SUPRA SA is a French industrial company located in Alsace in Obernai since 1878. Alsatian traditions and its cold winters have turned a small-scale hardware into one of the largest French manufacturers of wood heating appliances.

About SUPRA SA

FFminiSUPRA SA is a French industrial company located in Alsace in Obernai since 1878. Alsatian traditions and its cold winters have turned a small-scale hardware into one of the largest French manufacturers of wood heating appliances.

In its factory of 16 000 m² SUPRA employees develop high quality appliances with cutting-edge technologies. The company produces nearly 30,000 units per year. All skills are grouped in our production plant. Research and development, finances, marketing, purchasing, logistics and production. SUPRA SA is made of 225 employees who build and innovate together to satisfy its customers.

SUPRA SA is distributing two brands : ”Supra” and “Richard Le Droff”. The brand “Supra” offers a wide selection of wood stoves, pellet stoves, fireboxers and inserts with modern design, both accessible and varied. The top-of-the-range brand “Richard Le Droff” is specialized in the production of fireplaces made of various materials such as stone, marble, granite or steel. The brand “Richard Le Droff” combines performance, aesthetics and high quality materials.

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Our history

Our history

The adventure of SUPRA began in 1873 in Obernai, France. Alexander Scheyen, a hardware dealer of the marketplace, started to manufacture wood-burning cookers in order to diversify his activity and reply to the growing demand of Obernai population for such appliances.

Our history

The adventure of SUPRA began in 1873 in Obernai, France. Alexander Scheyen, a hardware dealer of the marketplace, started to manufacture wood-burning cookers in order to diversify his activity and reply to the growing demand of Obernai population for such appliances.

In 1895, the Blum family acquired this company and named it B.F.O, Blum Frères Obernai (French for Blum Brothers Obernai). Their thirst for innovation and their passion for their profession allowed them to bring this small sized manufacturer to an industrial sized company.

In 1920, SUPRA introduced a new range to its offer and started to produce heating appliances. Its first crafted round-shaped wood stove was a big success with more than 100 000 sold units.

supra 70In 1928, the development of a new wood cooker marked the birth of the company SUPRA. It was one of the first successes of the company. The cooker had a magnificent traditional flower design with enamel paint. The trade brand SUPRA was created for this product with the following slogan “Cuisinière SUPRA, cuisine Extra! “ (French for “Supra cooker – kitchen cooler”)

brevet_invention_cheminee_foyer_fermeIn 1957, the market for wood cookers suddenly collapsed. The company SUPRA S.A. will begin to manufacture innovative oil stoves with removable burners under the brand ORANIER. This event will turn SUPRA to a market leader among all French heating appliance manufacturers.

In 1974, after the Kippur war, energy savings were central concerns of the population. Then SUPRA had an ambitious idea – turn fireplaces to real efficient heating equipment. SUPRA has patented its invention – the closed firebox for fireplaces.

In 1979, the second oil crisis pushed the company to keep on innovating. The idea to turn an oil stove to a wood stove was developed in 4 months.

radiateur_1981In 1987, SUPRA extended its offer by introducing a new product range – electrical heating appliances. SUPRA became heating and comfort supplier for the entire house.

In 1988, SUPRA acquired the brand Richard Le Droff, a manufacturer specialized in stone fireplace surrounds.

In 2011, SUPRA SA innovates again by developing a whole range of wood burning appliances equipped with FSU – Fire System Unit – technology. This breakthrough technology has high heating and ecological performances, money saving with optimum comfort use.

In 2013 SUPRA SA doubled its efforts to develop pellet stoves appliances to reply to the growing demand on the markets.
Both energy saving and ecological, new pellet stoves are the beginning Supra’s new technological quest.

Today SUPRA SA is a heating specialist which is conceiving, manufacturing and distributing wood or pellet burning appliances. While developing new products our engineers are always adding an innovative design or technology which was always our creed.

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Our brands

Our brands

Today SUPRA is the only French manufacturer which is offering both technologically efficient and environment friendly heating equipment for the entire house.

Our brands

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Today SUPRA is the only French manufacturer which is offering both technologically efficient and environment friendly heating equipment for the entire house. SUPRA offer contains energy saving units which includes wood stoves, pellet stoves, fireboxes and inserts. Our products have classic timeless or modern design that can satisfy any style.

SUPRA products are accessible to a large number of customers and are always evolving to satisfy customers’ needs.

Heating solutions for house renovation projects:

SUPRA SA has various heating solutions for house renovation projects. Our fireboxes-inserts can be installed as inserts in existing fireplaces and can also replace non efficient old units.

Heating solutions for new constructions:

SUPRA SA has several product ranges of wood or pellet stoves, fireboxes that are meeting the last regulations requirement and are equipped with technological features such as external air connections, airtight heating bodies and adapted output for such low consumption houses such as French BBC buildings or other European low energy consumption houses.

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Richard Le Droff is a brand specialized in fireplace production. Made of stone, marble, granite or steel – Richard Le Droff fireplaces blend performance, design and exclusive materials.

The brand Richard Le Droff was conceived 80 years ago with the passion of a man named Jean Richard. His manufacture allowed him to transform his fascination for fireplaces into reality and to master the art of fireplace making.

The year 1931 was the start of Mr Richard and Mrs Le Droff manufacture quest while they have acquired a factory of 4 people located close to Paris, specialized in marble-like fireplaces’ production.

The famous Richard Le Droff brand signature is embodied in the Salamander, a legendary animal having the distinction of living in the fire and renders the soul only when the fire goes out.

The Richard Le Droff fireplace honors the salamander with its slogan “Le feu a une âme” (French for “The Fire has a soul”).

The craftsmanship and industrial expertise are the strength of the brand. Thanks to numerous innovations, such as the closed firebox, Richard Le Droff has become a reference in the fireplace production business.

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Our factory

Our factory

SUPRA SA is a reknown company in the field of heating. Its offices are located in Alsace, Obernai since 141 years.

Our factory

SUPRA SA is a reknown company in the field of heating. Its offices are located in Alsace, Obernai since 141 years.
Our company’s structure allows us to follow up its products as of its development till its distribution.

Production plant

SUPRA SA conceives and manufactures in its 16000 m² factory wood and pellet appliances. Every year SUPRA is using up to 2500 t. of steel and 4000 t. of cast-iron to produce over 30000 units. The assembling of a wood heating appliance is entirely made by only one qualified operator. It guaranties total control, reliability and quality of the produced appliance.

projeteurResearch & Development

Indeed SUPRA SA is an experienced company but we are always looking forward to go over our limits. Our R&D department is always looking for new possibilities to improve our products and to get it even more reliable and efficient.

Quality control

To ensure the reliability and the long lasting lifetime of our appliances we taking a particular care to the performance and durability tests on every model. A strict protocol is used for such tests that are pushing our products to the limits of their resistance.

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Production machines and know-how

Obernai factory is equipped with modern industrial machines that are continually renewed. The qualified and trained Supra operators are working in a flexible production by bringing new know how to SUPRA SA and paying attention to the details and the quality of our products.

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Our territory : Alsace, France

Our territory : Alsace, France

The know-how of SUPRA SA is concentrated in Obernai, Alsace located close to the German and Swiss borders.

Our territory : Alsace, France

carte_france_localisation alsaceThe know-how of SUPRA SA is concentrated in Obernai, Alsace located close to the German and Swiss borders. This family business was established in the heart of Alsace – Bas-Rhin area – a magnificent region of the North-Eastern part of France since 1873.

Alsace is a welcoming and pleasant to live in region. It is also the birthplace of SUPRA SA. This region is known for its remarkable heritage and traditions. Famous for its Christmas markets and terroir, Alsace is a region full of specialties.

Alsatian cuisine is also very famous. Alsatian renowned restaurants are happy to welcome guests and serve local specialties such as Alsatian sauerkraut, a Tarte Flambée, a bibeleskaes, a foie gras or a baeckeoffe in a warm and friendly atmosphere. Kougelhopf, Maennele , Braedele or gingerbread are among the most famous traditional pastries of Alsace.

Vineyards are covering the biggest part of the region. Alsace wines are grown along a road called “Route des Vins d’Alsace” from the city of Marlenheim of the Northern part to the city of Thann of the Southern part.

On the Alsatian plains, several breweries grow hops and barley to produce a popular drink in the region – beer.

The Alsatian architecture enhances the authenticity and tradition of this region. Timbered houses are the absolute charm of the cities and villages of Alsace.

Alsatian another symbol, the costume used for traditional folk events. The women’s costume is made of a hat with a big black bow sewn on a cap. The male costume is decorated with gilt pants and a black jacket buttons.

Its dialect, the Alsatian, is similar to German and is still practiced in villages of Alsace today and is transmitted from generation to generation to perpetuate the traditions and customs.

Alsace is also rich in innovation and competitiveness. Located in the heart of Europe, Alsace is also known for its strong economic dynamism. Headquarters of major European companies, the region is engaged in development of clusters of excellence such as nanoscience and biotechnology.

 

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