Last week Rangemaster celebrated making its millionth range cooker – a golden Nexus 90- at its Leamington Spa factory.
An audience of local dignitaries, customers, suppliers, staff and former employees gathered at the production line to witness this landmark event.
Cookers made on March 4 have a golden ticket placed within them offering the chance to win a wide range of prizes including factory tours, extended warranty and Rangemaster cookware.
Rangemaster has been manufacturing cookers at its Leamington Spa factory for over 185 years. Recent years have seen major investment in the factory and product, and employment in the factory today is 11% higher than five years ago.
William McGrath, chief executive of the AGA Rangemaster Group, commented: “Rangemaster cookers are built from experience; experience gained since the first Kitchener was made here in 1830 by Sidney Flavel in the Eagle foundry – the same place that a new modern generation of range cookers was introduced in 1995.
“Rangemaster’s modern range cooker immediately captured the public imagination and has become the nation’s favourite range cooker brand. On March 4, our millionth range cooker was proudly manufactured here in Leamington Spa, from where modern cooking began in 1830. Thanks a million – to our customers, our suppliers and our manufacturing team. Today, momentum continues domestically and overseas in Europe, North America, Australia and China, accelerating our journey to 2,000,000 cookers.”
On the same day, Rangemaster opened its new training academy and showroom, where the sales teams of Rangemaster’s customers can gain product knowledge and experience Rangemaster cooking.