Strix is a global leader in the innovation, design, manufacture and supply of kettle safety controls, heating and temperature controls, steam management and water filtration technologies. Every day, our kettle controls are used by over 1.2 billion people, in more than 100 countries and by over 10% of the world's population.
Castletown Thermostats founded by Eric Taylor, who invented a revolutionary thermostat to control heated flying suits.
Castletown Thermostats becomes Strix under John Taylor, son of Eric.
Launch of the R-Series (immersed technology) and P-Series (cordless technology).
Strix becomes world market leader for the supply of controls to the domestic water boiling appliances market. 10 millionth control.
Strix opens its first overseas office in Hong Kong.
Queen's Award for Export Achievement.
100 millionth control.
Launch of the U-Series and P72: a revolutionary underfloor heating system with 360° connector.
Opening of the new factory in Guangzhou, China.
Queen's Award for Export Achievement. Controls for the Domestic Appliances Industry.
Queen's Award for Innovation. Control/Heating Systems for Domestic and other Water Boiling Appliances.
Queen's Award for Enterprise: International Trade. Components for the Domestic Appliance Industry.
500 millionth control.
EK launches a series of electronic controls which offer user functionality never seen before.
1 billionth control.
Strix wins patent infringement suits against two kettle control manufacturers in China.
Launch of the baby formula maker.
Achievement of global market share for kettle safety controls of in excess of 38% by volume.
Admission to AIM (AIM:KETL).
2 billionth control.
Collaboration with US leading company for the development of a new range of coffee machines.
Acquisition of HaloSource.
Acquisition of Laica.
Completion of the new factory.
Establishing a world leading innovative and sustainable technology business.
Innovate safety and design for a sustainable future.
We promise to help shape a sustainable future through innovative and safe technology.