The Vapormatra-Ecoforest group of companies was incorporated in Vigo in 1959 by owner and founder José Carlos Alonso Martinez. After travelling to New York in 1958 on the occasion of the first multi-sectoral world fair, José Carlos began his career by marketing steam boilers, burners and products for the heating sector.
In the 70's, his entrepreneurial spirit and business acumen led him to visit major international trade fairs from where he brought the latest developments into the national market, creating the first wood-chip biomass boiler. Thus, the Vapormatra-Ecoforest group was the first to show an interest in ecology and fuel economy.
In 1993, as part of this effort to continue providing technology and progress, the firm accepted a new professional challenge: to market a new especially ecological and economic product. To this end Vapormatra-Ecoforest created Spain's first pellet mill in Villacañas (Toledo) and launched the firm's latest invention on the European market: THE FIRST PELLET-FUELLED STOVE-BOILER.
Currently, Ecoforest is the market leader with the widest range of air, water and ducted air heaters, and is present in 14 countries. Its R & D department continues to innovate every day, developing more advanced and more efficient products.