Surdiac was a brand of wood stoves and heating appliances that originated in Belgium. The company was founded in the 1920s and produced stoves and furnaces for residential heating. Surdiac stoves were popular in Europe, particularly in France, Belgium, and the Netherlands.
Surdiac stoves were known for their efficient and clean burning. The stoves were designed with a secondary combustion chamber that allowed for complete combustion of the wood, resulting in less smoke and pollutants being released into the environment. Surdiac stoves were also designed to be easy to use and maintain.
In the 1980s, Surdiac began exporting stoves to North America. The company established a distribution center in Quebec, Canada, and began selling its stoves under the brand name "Surdiac North America." The stoves were marketed as being efficient and environmentally friendly, and were sold in both Canada and the United States.
However, in the late 1990s, Surdiac North America was acquired by a Canadian company called Pelletier Industries. Pelletier Industries continued to produce stoves under the Surdiac brand name for a few years, but eventually discontinued the brand and focused on other products.
Today, Surdiac stoves are no longer being produced. However, there are still many vintage Surdiac stoves in use throughout Europe and North America, and parts and accessories for these stoves can still be found from some specialty dealers and online retailers.