Propex Caravan and Motorhome Heating UK
Heating for caravans, motorhomes or boats
Welcome to our range of Propex heaters. Propex are one of the worlds leading manufacturers of heating units for use in caravan, motorhome & marine applications.
The History of Propex
In the beginning came the X1 heater (circa 1985), a 1.6kw heater commissioned by the GPO and fitted into engineers vans, these Propex heaters were supplied with a one hour timer, once the engineer had had his hour of heat he had to get a move on or suffer the cold as the heater would not reactivate for another hour. (A directive from the GPO not Propex) In total about 12000 X1 Propex heaters were manufactured, with production being based in Lincoln.
The success of this Propex heater led to calls from the motor home fraternity for an efficient reliable heater gas for them and so the Propex COMPACT 1600 was borne, this was the same as the Propex X1 heater but being squeezed into a smaller box with the controller being mounted externally. Production of the Propex COMPACT lasted until 1999 and moved from Lincoln to Verwood and finally to Southampton as the business grew and new manufacturing facilities were required.
The introduction of the CE requirements put an end to the Propex Compact heater and cleared the way for the Propex Heatsource range of heaters, the initial models were the HS1600 and the HS2800 with far greater monitoring, lower electrical current consumption and gas efficiency than had previously been seen whilstfully meeting the new European requirements of EN624.
Since then the Propex HS1600 developed into the HS1800 and is now at the Propex HS2000 with further advances being made in motor control and airflow sensing increasing reliability and reducing current consumption even further.
In 2002 Propex struck a deal with Belling and took over the rights to the Propex Malaga water heater with, production moving to Southampton.
In September 2008 Propex Heating and Leisure agreed a strategic partnership with Munster Simms Engineering in Northern Ireland. Munster Simms world class LEAN manufacturing facilities based in Bangor, Northern Ireland ensures Propex heaters are well positioned to continue its growth and benefit from the vast Research and Development facilities available there, this partnership has already seen the release into the market of the highly acclaimed combined gas and main electric heater, the Propex HS2000E, with plenty of new ground breaking developments waiting in the pipe line.