Where We Started
In 1949, a shared optimism for a fresh start and new begginings in post-war Europe brought together three engineer friends from the city of Lyon, France. Although, many households across Europe at the time were struggling financially, there was still a collective desire to embark on adventures and try new experiences. And so, that summer, Gabriel Corlet, Andre Colomb and Rene Sillon, together with their famillies, set out on their very first camping holiday.
During this family trip, the three engineers notived the lack of portable cooking equipment available on the marketed for anyone travelling by road or camping outdoors.With mandatory work holdays noe begin offered by employers in France, they decided there was sure to be a demand for this and thr trio set out to create a simple, yet revolutionary innovation – the first portable energy solution. Soon after, they introduced a small, blue, portable and refillable gas cylinder and named it the “bidon bleu”.
CAMPINGAZ was born
With this little blue cylinder, the brand CAMPINGAZ was born and the company quickly expanded. By 1952, CAMPINGAZ was also developing stoves and other easy-to-use, affordable equipmment that enabled more people to enjoy the outdoors.
Word of the company’s portable cooking solutions started to spread beyond France and the iconic blue gas cylinders became popular throughout Europe. With distribution spreading across the continent, holiday-makers could enjoy peace of mind the fuel for their camping and cookig equipment would be easily available, wherever their travels took them.
In 1994, CAMPINGAZ was one of the first companies in Europe to introduce a gas-powered barbecue, making it easy for friends and families to enjoy cooking delicious meals outside in the garden.
Where We Are Today
Over the course of the following decades, CAMPINGAZ has grown to become your trusted companion for authentic, outdoor cooking adventures. Making it easy to discover and savour the experience of eating outside, everywhere you go.
We invite you to cook with us and let CAMPINGAZ be part of your journey to indulge in new culinary delights.