A pioneering spirit. A thirst for action. Innovative strength: the success story of Napoleon is supported by strong pillars. The company was shaped by German and Canadian influences - and this connection is reflected in our daily work: We combine the demands of nature and the environment with quality, and stand for a high-quality, naturally comfortable home in the world of today. In doing so, we succeed in setting new accents time and again.

A thirst for adventure is the starting shot

It all started with a wish. In October 1969, the toolmaker Wolfgang Schroeter emigrated from Pforzheim to Canada. He had nothing in his pocket - but he was inspired by the desire to make it. "A thirst for adventure - that was all", as Wolfgang Schroeter, who took the first step towards a great success story, recalls.

The second generation moves to the fore

Napoleon has been and is shaped by growth. The sons Chris and Stephen Schroeter experienced this positive effect first hand: Both have been part of the team, which has grown to the current level of 1,600 employees, for around 20 years. They now run the company with President Ron McArthur. Ingrid and Wolfgang Schroeter continue to support the management team with their ideas and advice.

Facts and figures



1,200,000 m²

Production area


Distribution countries

- Napoleon has held its own branches in Europe since 2010

- Production area: More than 1,200,000 m2 at the four locations in Canada with two production sites in the USA and in China

- In September 2020, the new 24,000 m² European headquarters and logistics centre went into operation in Tiel, the Netherlands, opening a new chapter in the success story of the business.

- Worldwide sales in 34 countries

- Certified according to ISO 9001 - 2008

- Social engagement with charitable institutions



Vesta Award winner, category electrical products


Canada's Best Managed Company Award


Finalist of the Vesta Award, stove / grill components and control elements


Vesta Award, stove accessories


Vesta Award, gas products


Vesta Award, Best of HPBA Show