Lasts a lifetime.
Old stoves put us in a good mood- a reminder that we have always thought sustainably. Long product lifecycle and access to spare parts – this is the foundation of our sustainability philosophy.
Long before sustainability became a buzzword in environmental conversations, it has been the foundation behind Trangia since the company was founded back in 1925. Trangia products are still manufactured in Trångsviken, a small village located in northern Sweden. This makes it easier for us to secure our high-quality standard, and adapt quickly to change.
We sometimes hear from customers who are looking for spare part for a stove they bought in the 1970s. Sometimes they want to replace a seal or upgrade their stove with a new kettle after years of faithful service. This is never a problem because our stoves are built in modules. With the right spare part, and old friend will be like new again – ready to play its part in cooking more delicious meals to be enjoyed in the outdoors.
For us, these orders are a wonderful reminder of the fact that we got it right from beginning. That we have prioritised quality – and taken no shortcuts – means that our stoves last for generations. With a long product lifecycle our products don’t need to be replaced. This is the cornerstone of our brand values and the foundation of our sustainability philosophy.
We feel an enormous responsibility to make sure our products continue to evolve in the most sustainable way and that we, as a company, continuously work on turning our negative environmental impact on the planet into a long-term positive one. We are proud of our customers who have always had high expectations on our company, it inspires us every day to do better.
Choosing alcohol-based fuel over gas reduces the carbon footprint of the stove over its lifetime.
– Gas has a carbon footprint six times as large as alcohol-based fuel.
During the manufacturing process, a Trangia stove creates a carbon footprint of 14 kilos, with raw materials being the largest contributor responsible for 85% of the emissions. With the average product lifecycle extending over 20-30 years, 14 kilos is considered relatively low. The stove, being almost solely made from aluminum, is also easy to recycle and turn into new products once it has served its purpose.
Due to aluminum being an energy intensive raw material, our material contains 50% recycled aluminum. We get the aluminum delivered to our plant in pre-cut discs in order minimize off-cut scraps. All scrap metal gets sorted according to quality and holds a high recycling value due to its purity. Non-stick scraps are managed separately. Some of our latest plastic products are made of EcoPaXX ™, a high-performance polyamide with 70% bio content delivered from the castor plant (Ricinus Communis). Since castor plants grow on poor soil in arid regions, they do not compete with the food chain.
Our factory is heated with pellets from forest residues and powered by electricity from 100%renewable sources. During the last 12 months, we have replaced all lighting with more energy-efficient led, and updated our entire ventilation system. Our internal car fleet, although it is small, is 100% electrically powered. When it comes to energy efficiency, we are in constant dialogue with our local municipality, who keeps us updated on the latest efficiency initiatives.
Before the global shipping crisis hit, we had already initiated our efforts to source more locally. All new products, that we don’t manufacture ourselves, are produced by carefully selected suppliers who share our values and strong focus on sustainability. Through our choice of shipping methods, we hope to influence and accelerate more sustainable innovation within the shipping industry. Climate compensation for all shipments is not sufficient, but it is a start. We are closely monitoring the development and innovation in global logistics.
Our aluminium comes from European manufacturers. 97% of our purchases are local.
We recycle all cut-off material and work on minimising all forms of production waste.
Majority of our packaging is cardboard. We have less than 5% of plastic left to phase out.
We have initiated more circular material flows with cases out of textile industry waste.
Our non-stick coating is free of the harmful PFAS substances PFOA and meets the requirements of the EU chemicals directive REACH. We purchase the aluminum pre-coated from one of our European suppliers. The largest component of the non-stick layer is PFTE, a non-conductive, water, heat and chemical repellent material. The material has been manufactured since 2013 without the harmful substance PFOA, which is the most well-known of all PFAS chemicals. PFTE has been carefully tested and does not decompose or emit dangerous gases as long as the pan is not left dry and empty on the hot stove on very high heat (above 260 ° C) often and for long periods. We have initiated the investigation into alternatives to non-stick that do not contain any PFAS substances.
Most of our aluminum products are manufactured with a mechanical power press that uses drawing oil. To get rid of the oil residue they go through a chemical wash. All process water is treated in our own treatment plant, in line with Swedish environmental legislation. We test the process water monthly at an independent laboratory to ensure that everything works as it should. We are currently investing in new machines that uses both smaller amounts and milder chemicals.