About us

Strix products are used more than 1 billion times a day all around the world

Strix Today

  • The world's No.1 manufacturer of kettle controls
  • Established partnerships with brands, OEMs and retailers
  • 60% global share of kettle control market
  • The most trusted technical partner in the industry
  • Over 750 employees

Company history

1951

Castletown Thermostats founded by Eric Taylor who had invented a revolutionary thermostat during the 2nd world war to control heated flying suits worn by bomber crews at high altitudes.

1982

Castletown Thermostats becomes Strix under John Taylor, son of Eric Taylor

1985/86

The R-Series (immersed technology) and P-Series (cordless technology) launched.

1988

Strix becomes world market leader for the supply of controls to the domestic water boiling appliances market.
The 10 millionth control is manufactured

1989

Strix opens its first overseas office in Hong Kong.

1995

Queens Award for export achievement.
Strix produced its 100 millionth control.

1996

The U-Series and P72 were launched, a revolutionary underfloor heating system with 360° connector.

1997

Opening of the new factory in Guangzhou, China.

2003

Strix produced its 500 millionth control

2007

EK launched - a series of electronic controls which offer user functionality never seen before.

2009

1 billion controls celebration on July 1st.

2010

Strix win patent infringement suits against 2 kettle control manufacturers in China.

2013

Launch of the baby formula maker, an innovation that addresses previously un-met consumer needs.

2015

KeAi - the next generation of micro cordless control systems by Strix enter the market.

Our Logo

The Strix owl symbolises the wisdom applied to each of our products.

Strix translates from Latin as 'screech owl' and it is the wise decision-making as well as the courage to spread our wings that has led Strix to its current position as world market leader.

To request a copy of our Code of Values & Behaviours or our Quality, Environmental and Health & Safety Policies please email info@strix.com