Dexam is a passion that started nearly 60 years ago with a small portable barbecue.
Two brothers started the company 1957, travelling round the world discovering great products for improving the home, and importing them into the UK. They had a one room office, a high desk, a typewriter and a couple of dogs. Their wives did most of the packing, and their children came in to help - or hinder - at weekends. Their first delivery went to a shop in Ilkley, Yorkshire, which is still a customer to this day. And one of the children helping out is still here today, running the business.
Throughout the years, our principles have remained the same: innovation, reliability, friendliness and, above all, customer service. Technology has changed both the kinds of product that we sell, and the way we sell them. But technology doesn’t change everything: our staff, most of whom weren’t even born when Dexam started, are right at the heart of our company.
Nowadays, Dexam brings great products back from over 25 different countries, and sells them out all over the world. You’ll find our buyers working with designers and inventors; you’ll see them in woodware workshops in Slovenia, small factories in Taiwan, cast iron foundries in France, trade shows in Chicago, and a hundred other places besides. All the time they will be looking for great value products that make cooking better, easier or more fun.