Safer by design

Strix Group Plc is the world leader in kettle controls with our products being used an estimated 1 billion times a day globally.

About Strix

Strix Group Plc (Strix) is a global leader in the design, manufacture and supply of kettle safety controls and other components and devices involving water heating and temperature control, steam management and water filtration.

Strix has sold over 1.9 billion units, and management estimate that Strix safety controls are used over 1 billion times per day by consumers, in more than 100 countries, and by over 10 per cent. of the world’s population.


  • The world's No.1 manufacturer of kettle controls
  • Established partnerships with brands, OEMs and retailers
  • 38% global share of kettle control market he most trusted technical partner in the industry
  • Over 800 employees

Company history

  • 2017

    Admitted to AIM (AIM:KETL)

  • 2016

    Global market for kettle safety controls estimated at 174 million sets; Strix achieves global market share of in excess of 38% by volume.

  • 2013

    Launch of the baby formula maker, an innovation that addresses previously unmet consumer needs.

  • 2010

    Strix wins patent infringement suits against two kettle control manufacturers in China.

  • 2009

    1 billion controls celebration on 1 July.

  • 2007

    EK launched – a series of electronic controls which o­ffer user functionality never seen before.

  • 2003

    Strix produces its 500 millionth control.

  • 1997

    Opening of the new factory in Guangzhou, China.

  • 1996

    The U-Series and P72 are launched, a revolutionary underfloor heating system with 360° connector.

  • 1995

    Queen's Award for export achievement.

    Strix produces its 100 millionth control.

  • 1989

    Strix opens its first overseas office in Hong Kong.

  • 1988

    Strix becomes world market leader for the supply of controls to the domestic water boiling appliances market.

    The 10 millionth control is manufactured.

  • 1985/86

    The R-Series (immersed technology) and P-Series (cordless technology) launch.

  • 1982

    Castletown Thermostats becomes Strix under John Taylor, son of Eric Taylor.

  • 1951

    Castletown Thermostats founded by Eric Taylor, who had invented a revolutionary thermostat during the Second World War to control heated flying suits worn by bomber crews at high altitudes.