BURN Manufacturing marked the sale of 1,000,000 stoves, setting in motion a milestone that will take other players ages to beat.
The state-of-the-art energy-saving jiko maker says Kenya’s cleaning cooking future is bright with so many investment openings.
In December 2020, BURN crossed the historic milestone of 1 million sold. An important step on our path to bring clean cooking to every household in Africa will require selling 100 million stoves each year.
Here is a video showing the celebration.
BURN targets low- and middle-income customers, but even higher-income customers use charcoal for special meals.
“Our customers purchase the stove for fuel savings but love it because of the reduction of indoor air pollution and the improved cooking experience,” said BURN.
Over the past few years, BURN has grown the factory from the original 20,000 square feet to 53,000 square feet, BURN is currently selling 25,000 units per month with the capacity to produce 55,000 stoves and are on track to reach 90,000 stoves per month in 2021.
Over the last 7 years, BURN has built a profitable business while proving that cookstoves can deliver transformative social, financial, and environmental impacts.
A recent study done by the University of California at Berkeley shows that a US$40 household investment to purchase a Jikokoa (a BURN-designed stove) generates a staggering US$1,000 economic return for society.
In Kenya, 80% of all rural and urban households use either wood or charcoal for cooking, BURN’s two core products- the Jikokoa & Kuniokoa serve both of these markets.