About Waterford Stanley
An Irish company with a long and proud tradition, Waterford Stanley has been bringing warmth and comfort to homes for generations, stretching back to when the first range cooker was designed and built in Waterford, Ireland in 1936.
Our brands include Stanley, AGA, Rangemaster, Rayburn, Falcon, Mercury, La Cornue, Bilberry and Waterford Appliances, these combine superb craftsmanship and design to create products that suit a modern lifestyle and bring people together over good food, warmth and a strong sense of heritage.
Our product portfolio includes, gas, electric, wood, multi fuel and pellet stoves. Air to Water Heat Pumps and Underfloor Heating. Built in appliances including hobs, ovens, dishwashers, microwaves and refrigeration. We also offer a comprehensive and stunning range of cookers from Stanley, Rangemaster, AGA, Rayburn, Falcon, Mercury and La Cornue.
Part of Middleby Residential
Waterford Stanley is part of the Middleby Corporation, the leading global provider of commercial kitchen equipment. For more than 100 years the company has been innovating and leading the way in foodservice and you’ll find Middleby brands in many of the world’s most famous kitchens.
Middleby Residential is a collection of premier international consumer brands dedicated to manufacturing and distributing many of the best known and loved kitchen appliances and interior furnishings in the world. Stanley, AGA, Rangemaster, Rayburn, Falcon, Mercury and La Cornue are just some of the brands under the Middleby Residential division.
With a proven record in heating Irish homes, Waterford Stanley are looking to the future and renewable energy in the form of air to water heat pumps.
Our renewable Stanley heating product range comprises of air-to-water heat pumps together with bespoke underfloor heating solutions. We provide an extensive design and support service including Heat loss calculations, heat pump certification, underfloor heating design and designer sign-off certification are all part of our service, to ensure that our product meets the building regulations requirements.
In addition, we offer room heating and central heating stoves in pellet, wood and multifuel options all of which are compliant with Ecodesign 2022, the new European standard for lowering emissions from wood burning and multi-fuel stoves.
Waterford Stanley Network
Over 500,000 homes throughout Ireland have one of our products, supported by a comprehensive network of stockists.
Across the country we have dedicated centres of excellence for Stanley, Rangemaster and AGA, with the largest range of our displayed including working models and trained staff with an in-depth knowledge of our product range.
For more information on our stockists and centres, visit our Where to Buy section.
Key dates in Waterford Stanley’s History
Production commenced at Bilberry in Waterford.
The company became known as Waterford Stanley Ltd.
1980 & 1990s
Stanley Super Star cooker launched together many new stove models in gas and oil to the market, together with offering the customer a choice of up to 20 different enamel colours.
Evolution of the Stanley Centre concept, "a store within a store", while introducing a whole new customer retail experience. There are currently 23 Stanley Centres located throughout the country, featuring full working models.
AGA Rangemaster acquired Waterford Stanley Limited
Waterford Stanley becomes a stove centre of excellence for the AGA Rangemaster Group. All design development and precision engineering of the Groups stoves originate from Waterford using knowledge based on generations of stove expertise.
The Rangemaster, Falcon and Mercury brands joins our family and Rangemaster Centres established throughout the country.
Middleby Corporation acquired Waterford Stanley Ltd in September 2015.
2017 - 2020
Continuous new product development including new fuel types - Pellet, Gas, Electric
Air to Water Heat Pumps brought to the market
The AGA brand becomes part of our product portfolio and AGA centres of excellence established.
The La Cornue brand becomes part of our product portfolio