It all started in a small garage just outside Barrie, Ontario, Canada, where Wolfgang Schroeter, trained in a German technical engineering school, built three wood stoves his first year while his wife and partner, Ingrid, would bring home the metal needed on the roof of her car. At that time, no one could imagine the incredible future that lay ahead for Wolf Steel Ltd. and eventually Napoleon® Fireplaces and Napoleon® Gourmet Grills.
By 1981, the name “Napoleon®” was born. Over the years, the demand for Napoleon® products grew beyond Ontario’s borders to the rest of Canada and eventually into the United States, United Kingdom, Europe and Asia. Napoleon® is an ISO9001 – 2008 registered company and now operates with 750,000+ square feet of manufacturing space and over 750 associates.