"Progetto Fuoco" was held in Verona from February 19 to 23. It's one of the most important international showcases for a sector that knows how to pick up the signals from end consumers. Moving increasingly away from the stereotype product designed to heat country houses, stoves and wood-burning and pellet fireplaces are now highly valued in any kind of setting as a valid alternative to methane.
MCZ Group's big stand brought together the most interesting solutions for electrical appliances that will heat us up next winter. You could almost get lost in its 1,200 square metres of exhibition space
In the area devoted to MCZ, pellet products drew a lot of attention: they are getting noticed by more market segments thanks to their range of features. A solution that, as well as being user-friendly, has an appealing flame and is whisper-quiet is what makes the difference. Visitors at MCZ's stand were able to play with the app (launched in 2013) to remotely control the latest-generation stoves. In addition, they could see the solutions that will expand the "Still" range: these are natural convection stoves designed to ensure the absolute quietest operation. Finally, there will be novelties also in the "large flame" group of products that have an appealing, irregular flame reminiscent of a real wood-burning fire
Great appeal and a sinuous design in the area of the stand devoted to Sergio Leoni ceramic stoves. Along with the more traditional wood-burning models, such as Maria Luigia (photo below), there were various new pellet solutions, available in stores from July 2014 together with the first pellet model, Marlene, launched at the end of 2013
Another area of the stand that attracted great interest was the area dedicated to the range cookers from J.Corradi, one of the group's latest acquisitions. Its four collections of economical range cookers and thermo range cookers were on display in Verona. Four very different styles for a versatile and interesting product that can be used both for cooking, with professional results, and integrating the existing heating system.
Finally, a quick look at the technical area from RED, which displayed integrated biomass/solar systems and wood and pellet boilers: easy to install and use, they are also available in ultra compact versions. The new automatic cleaning systems were particularly interesting. They will be integrated as standard in the Compact Easy Clean boiler series and will provide autonomy for some months.