HWAM A/S is one of Denmark's largest producer of architect-designed wood-burning stoves.
For 40 years, HWAM has designed and produced modern, high-quality wood-burning stoves with several patented advantages – first under the name, ABC and today under the two brands, HWAM and WIKING.
The company was founded by Vagn Hvam Pedersen in 1973 and is owned and run 100% by the Hvam family. Sons Stefan and Torsten have followed in their father’s footsteps and are today in charge of the company, the former as the Managing Director, the latter as Head of Research and Development.
Collaboration with Known Designers
According to Vagn Hvam Pedersen, one of the reasons for HWAM’s great success is that the wood-burning stoves are both beautiful and functional. Today, a wood-burning stove is something more than just a heat source. For HWAM, design, aesthetics and function are three sides of the same coin, so to speak, and this is the reason behind the company’s 40 years of collaboration with visionary architects and designers.
Made in Denmark
HWAM is based in Hørning, just south of Aarhus, where technology and solid craftsmanship unite. Around 80% of the stoves are exported to clients in all of Europe, with Germany as the principle market.
"When the business is one’s own, and one has himself as entrepreneur built it from the ground up, he acquires a very special feeling for the employees, the business and the products. One must go the extra mile to make things work," says Vagn Hvam Pedersen.
Despite HWAM’s huge success, we are not considering moving production abroad as many other companies are doing these days.
Vagn Hvam Pedersen explains, "It is both my conviction and experience that it is much better, quicker and cheaper to produce in Denmark. If one is capable of using his resources optimally, he will always be competitive."
In 2004, LEAN Thinking techniques were introduced into the entire organisation.
We take pride in doing our utmost to merge aesthetics, techniques, and functionality in intelligent heat solutions.
HWAM manufactures high quality wood-burning stoves. HWAM stoves are designed by architects, and their distinguishing characteristic is the unique draught regulating and environmentally friendly Autopilot.
HWAM wants to be at the cutting edge of the production of intelligent heat systems characterised by aesthetic and functional solutions.
HWAM’s “DNA” is above all to be innovative.
Our main drive is the desire to find new and better heat solutions for the benefit of the consumer and the environment.
In our creative process we merge aesthetics, technique, and functionality to a holistic concept, and we strive to create products that perform with excellence. At HWAM we never accept limitations. We have always demonstrated an ability to find good solutions that satisfy the customers’ needs in a changing world.
Made in Denmark
Wood-burning stoves from HWAM A/S exemplify classic Danish products. Danish design, Danish creativity and Danish craftsmanship.
HWAM stoves are designed by recognised Danish architects and furniture designers. They have made sure that our products have the right proportions and areeasy on the eye. Their expressions are simple, elegant and timeless and they fit harmoniously into classic and modern homes alike. Close collaboration between designers and HWAM A/S has resulted in the development of the unique, delightful details that put HWAM stoves into a class of their own.
HWAM stoves are made in Denmark as there can be no compromising on quality. Danish engineers design and prepare the products for the manufacturing process on the basis of HWAM’s 40 years of experience. All vital components are manufactured at a high-tech production plant in Hørning, Denmark. The products are manually assembled and finished before they are packed and shipped to customers, who are ensured a five-year warranty on their new HWAM stoves.
Danish design, Danish technology and Danish craftsmanship. Danish throughout!