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November 13, 2014
Student Stories: Danish Icicles 2.0 & Mt Cook Chocolate Tasting.

For the second time this year, the Escea Danish interns ventured off into the great NZ outdoors to uphold Escea intern tradition. Beginning Friday night, the group started the trip in Oamaru, lounging, drinking, eating and sleeping under the stars.

Saturday was action-packed with activities ranging from tramping, investigating caves and biking through rolling valleys. On the way to Mt Cook they visited Elephant Rocks, Canyon Creek and whale fossils; stopping briefly for a quick dip in Canyon Creek – just a taste tester of what was to come (And they thought that was cold).


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October 7, 2014
Escea Deloitte Fast 50 Regional Winners

In Dunedin, on Wednesday the 1st of October, many of the movers and shakers gathered together for the Deloitte Fast 50 Otago and Lower South Island Regional Awards. We were fortunate enough to be nominated for the list of contenders for the Fastest Growing Manufacturer and even more fortunate to be announced the winner.

As a regional winner, we now qualify for the national competition to be held at Auckland’s Villa Maria on Thursday 6th November.

The Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Awards, created in 1995, is a subset of the Fast 500. As a global competition, the Fast 50 is competed in at a country level in a number of places around the world. The NZ Deloitte Fast 50 is now in its 14th year recognising and celebrating the fastest growing businesses around New Zealand.

The Otago Daily Times featured us in their article alongside the other very deserving Otago winners. See the article here: http://www.odt.co.nz/news/business/317844/finding-business-success-stories

Thanks everyone for your support and let the story continue.

September 9, 2014
Escea at the Auckland Home Show 2014.

We’ll be at the Auckland Home Show this week with four of our stunning fireplaces; our double sided DX1500, DL1100, ST900 and our outdoor fireplace, the EF5000. We’ll be hanging out at Stand 3 in Hall 8.

The show starts this Wednesday, the 10th of September and runs until the 14th of September at the ASB Showgrounds, Greenlane. You can head on in from 10am until 9pm Wednesday-Saturday and 10am-6pm on Sunday.

Our team at Escea would love to see you, so pop on in and say hello.

July 14, 2014
Escea Student Stories: Farewell and Sikker Rejse.

It’s time to say goodbye to our Danish interns who have been working here at Escea for the past 6 months. Fun was had, projects were achieved and overall, they had a helluva Kiwi experience.FarewellDanishstudents_blog

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June 12, 2014
Choosing a double sided, see-through fireplace.

DX1500: Escea’s Enchantress


Boasting an impressively wide flame display, clean framing lines, reflective side panels and an artistic stature; the DX Series is the Majesty of Flame.

So why wouldn’t you want to double the drama?

The reflective side panels paired with the see-through feature elongates the flame and extends it into two areas. In addition, the infinite flame effect offers a stronger, more powerful spectacle in your home, which you can simply frame with an Escea Velo Lite fascia or leave to its natural beauty.

The double sided, see-through option also adds to the charm of the DX Series fireplaces as it emphasises the striking focus it can bring to your living space.

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May 30, 2014
Escea People: Introducing Raylene

 Raylene Ralston, Leading Hand of Electronics, Packing & Functional Testing.

Escea people: Raylene Ralston

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May 14, 2014
Escea’s New Haco Q5 Turret Press

There’s been a lot of noise in our factory after the arrival of our new Turret press – literally!

Escea Turret Press

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May 7, 2014
Apartment-inspired three level home.

Located in the heart of Dunedin, this apartment-inspired, three level home had rocky beginnings but worked out for the better in the end. With sweeping views of the city which incorporates the beautifully crafted, neo-Gothic castle at Otago Boys’ High, Roger Fewtrell and wife Derryn couldn’t be happier with the final result. In fact, they’re now building two more houses next door.

Roger and Derryn wanted something convenient to town, easy maintenance and simple styling. However, the longer they searched the harder it was to find something that suited their criteria. As a man who used to design commercial kitchens for his company, putting pencil to paper to plan out their dream home was like getting back on a bike. Roger and Derryn meticulously prepared the detailed floor plans to which they would pass on to Architect, Hamish Wixon (McCoy & Wixon Architects), to finish “all of the tricky bits”.

View out onto Dunedin

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April 29, 2014
Escea Student Stories – Episode 2

Since 2009, Escea’s interns have had a long standing tradition, which not one intern has failed to complete. Hooker Lake, located in Mt. Cook National Park, is the subject of this tradition involving an icy-cool swim from the shore to an iceberg of the students’ choice.  The Hooker Valley track is the most popular of all the tracks in the Mt. Cook National Park and includes alpine views and a couple of swing-bridge crossings. Scattered with sculptures of ice, Hooker Lake has seen no less than 40 European engineering interns from Escea.

Escea Interns travel to Mt Cook, NZ.

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April 3, 2014
Cool Canadian countryside coupled with warm Escea flames.

In a poetic contradiction, the spectacular view visible from the floor-to-ceiling windows is powerful to the soul yet delicate to the eye; a picture perfect surround which is complemented by the subtle, earthy components scattered throughout the home. To capture the countryside, Herman De Oliveira chose design features which would echo our ecosphere, from a marble slab bench top and polished wooden floors to an Escea NZ River Rock fuel bed.

ST900 Case Study Exterior View

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