It all started in a small blacksmith workshop in central Stockholm back in 1892, when F.W. Lindqvist and J.V. Svenson created the world’s first soot-free kerosene stove! As it was the first, they decided to call it Primus (meaning first). The name became synonymous with reliable stoves and the stoves became the primary choice for people heading off on both first ascents and demanding expeditions. One of the milestone adventures was when Roald Amundsen became the first person to reach the South Pole in 1911. Another milestone is the one of Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary at Mount Everest in 1953, making them the first people to reach the summit.

Primus products are not in any ways limited to those who climb the highest mountains, enter hostile Polar regions or discover the most remote areas you can imagine. Primus are committed to creating products for both big and small adventures and want you to enjoy your time outdoors. No matter where you are, no matter what you do! 

“When we create new products it’s based on a genuine love, passion and respect for the outdoors and respect for nature. Drawing on our 125 years of experience, technical expertise, first class engineering and use of sustainable materials we continue to produce products that are a truly reliable, life-long companion. There are exciting times ahead as we continue to ‘keep the flame burning’.” 
- Lars-Ola Brolinson, CEO of Primus