We manufacture patio fires and we launched our brand Sunwood in 2009. Although as ‘Sunderman Openhaarden’ we have over 40 years of experience producing and developing gas fires. Besides, our history as family business dates back to before the second world war.
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Since 2008 Wout Sunderman (Carino’s son) has been working for the family business full-time. While he was younger he worked here as well during the holidays, and specifically enjoyed the contact with customers and selling products. In April 2009 Wout decided to develop and launch his own patio fire under a new brand name: Sunwood. This name originated from the last name ‘Sunderman’ and the last name of Carino’s wife: ‘Van Turenhout’ (‘hout’ meaning ‘wood’ in Dutch).
Eventually, Wout launched a special website, registered Sunwood in the brand registry and the journey of Sunwood as supplier of patio fires on gas had officially begun. Together with his father, he offered the first demo models to various restaurants as samples. Quickly after the first sales started coming in. Since 2014 Wout and Carino have fully dedicated themselves on the Sunwood Marino. In the meantime sales have expanded to the EU and the Middle East.