Why Choose BernzOmatic?
There's a simple reason so many professionals and DIYers choose BernzOmatic: Because the task at hand — whether you're fixing a leaky faucet, grilling the perfect steak, or staying warm outdoors — is just too important to leave to chance. The BernzOmatic line of products for plumbing, camping, cooking, and heating applications means you always have the tools you need to work or relax with confidence.
Our hand torches and fuel cylinders are precision engineered by the global leader in pressure cylinder vessels to be the highest-grade products on the market. It's the name the industry trusts for superior quality materials and workmanship.
We've built our products to exceed government standards for quality and safety. And we make it easy for our customers to get the information they need to use our products correctly.
Easy to Use
BernzOmatic hand torches and fuel cylinders are the only ones truly designed to fit your hand. They're easy-to-use, giving you the confidence you need to tackle any job.
Our products exceed drop test standards three-fold. They are tested to 30,000 ignitions -- the most in the industry. And they are designed to remain reliable even in damp conditions and under extreme use. Bottom line? They work. When and where you need them to.
Decades of Experience
BernzOmatic products are proudly designed and manufactured in the United States. We've pursued excellence and innovation since the company was founded more than a century ago. Today we are recognized as a highly respected global brand, focused on manufacturing and marketing best-in-class handheld torches, accessories, and outdoor living products for professionals and consumers.
1876 Otto Bernz founded the Otto Bernz Co. in Newark, N.J., to sell plumbers' tools, furnaces and torches. Gasoline torches with the "Always Reliable" brand also began to appear.
1940s The name changed to BernzOmatic, and the company relocated to Rochester, N.Y.
1950s The first propane torch and fuel cylinder were developed. The use for the propane fuel cylinder was expanded to include leisure time products, cookstoves, lanterns, and portable heaters.
1960-70s Our product line expansions included fire extinguishers, charcoal fire starters, heat and smoke detectors, Bernz cutters, tire inflators, refrigerators, charcoal grills, insect foggers, and hand tools including wrenches, pliers, drivers, socket sets and adjustable wrenches.
BernzOmatic purchased the Birds-Eye plant in Medina, N.Y., in 1969. A new 128,000 square foot manufacturing addition was added to the Medina plant in 1973. All manufacturing and offices were relocated to Medina, N.Y. between 1976 and 1979.
1980s In 1982, BernzOmatic became a Division of Newell Rubbermaid and began to regain its prominence as a profitable and highly respected brand name manufacturer concentrating on hand torches.
2011 BernzOmatic was acquired by Worthington Cylinders, the leading manufacturer of hand torch cylinders, providing a single source for fuel, torches, solder and plumbing accessories.