15 June 2020
Increasing Nordic fire safety: Franke Futurum’s cooker hoods with integrated Stove Guards soon available
Franke Futurum’s and Innohome’s collaboration is bringing advanced cooker hoods to the Nordic market to prevent kitchen fires. Over 50 % of all home fires start in the kitchen and mainly from the stove. Almost all of them could be prevented with stove guard technology. Norway has been the forerunner in fire safety and stove guards have been mandatory there since 2011. As the Norwegian regulators have already noticed, a stove guard with a permanent power supply, is the best and most effective way to prevent fires in the home. We look forward to bringing this technology to new and existing markets and thus actively contributing to an improved fire safety in Nordic homes. The first Futurum series cooker hoods with integrated Stove Guards are available in September 2020. They are sold by Franke to construction companies and installed in apartments with central ventilation. The same models will be available through Franke’s wholesale channels later on. Next year also traditional cooker hoods with motor and integrated Stove Guards are available under Franke brand through retail sales points.