Our Story


The experts in catering equipment

The Burco name has long been established with water boiling and has been known for offering innovation, value for money and quality British Isles built products for over 50 years!

Our comprehensive water boiler range provides solutions for most commercial premises large or small, indoors or out, with further exciting developments planned in the near future.

Burco continues to push the boundaries of water boiling and has a significant programme of product development intended to bring innovation, choice and value for money to the catering and commercial sectors.


Our history

Burco celebrated their 70th Birthday in 2012 – there aren’t many catering equipment providers that can boast that kind of experience. From humble beginnings, the brand has grown to be a trusted name. Read how this happened below.

The history of our products started more than 120 years ago, the Burco brand owned by Glen Dimplex Heating and Ventilation are well known and most importantly well trusted within the catering sector. We offer a complete range of water boiler and handwash products suitable for a wide variety of business needs and always ensure our products not only offer the latest features but are also made to a high quality standard, and we back this with one of the best commercial warranties within the catering sector. Choose Burco today and have complete confidence that your new purchase will serve you well, while you serve your customers.


Our brand milestones



The original company, W. H. Dean, was founded in 1895, originally builders of gas equipment to satisfy the increase in usage of gas for water heating at the turn of the century.



Expanded into electrical products after WW2 following the merger with Burnley Components (Bur-Co),Burco Dean was born, known for the manufacture of the “Baby Burco” washboiler during the 1950s.



Production extended into a new sector of catering boilers during the early 1970s.



As the catering sector became ever more demanding, Burco adapted its products with additions such as “Thermostat Control” and “Sight Glasses” as the market diversified into the hospitality and leisure sectors. As market leader in its sector, Burco Dean was acquired by the Glen Dimplex Group in 1985 and became part of Morphy Richards. Growth continued after the acquisition with the purchase of the “Cygnet” brand.



In 2008, Burco Dean was brought under the Glen Dimplex Professional Appliances business sector and the range was extended into cooking appliances.



Introduction of our first range of autofill boilers to be fully designed and manufactured in the UK, including our first autofill boiler with filtration.



Integration of Burco water boiler business within the Glen Dimplex Heating & Ventilation division.

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RKW's recent acquisition of Burco marks a significant development in the industry.