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HISTORY

THERMOS innovation has lead to the hottest, coolest and freshest products since 1904.
Constant technological advancement and new product development has made THERMOS the industry leader for nearly a century. Read on to explore THERMOS’ technology and rich history.

Invention of Vacuum Insulation Technology

1892

Birth of THERMOS Brand

Glass bottle encased with metal outer body & commercial production began; Birth of THERMOS brand

1904

The Raise of Vacuum Insulated Bottle

Popularization of vacuum insulated bottle across the world, becoming an integral part of people's lives

1907

THERMOS Vacuum Technology Introduce to Japan

1908

THERMOS® went with Robert E. Peary to the North Pole (1909), with E.H. Shackelton to the South Pole, with the Wright Brothers & Count Zeppelin into the air

1909

The THERMOS vacuum flask made a technological breakthrough by producing the first machine-made glass filler

1911

Introduced the No. 24 pint sized "Blue Bottle" and a new gallon-sized insulated food jar known as the THERMOS Jumbo Jug.

1923

Recognition of THERMOS by the Royal Family of the United Kingdom

1930

The American THERMOS Bottle Company played an important role in the war

When World War II broke out in Europe in 1939, virtually all of the capacity of THERMOS Limited in England was changed over to wartime requirements of the British military forces. Every time a thousand bombers went out on a raid, 10,000 to 12,000 THERMOS vacuum flasks went with them. Meanwhile in the U.S., The American THERMOS Bottle Company played an important role in the war. More than 98% of its output was for military usage and atomic energy laboratories. When the war ended in 1945, THERMOS products were more popular than ever.

1939

The first fully lithographed steel lunch box and THERMOS vacuum bottle with the image of western star Roy Rogers

Introduces the first fully lithographed steel lunch box and THERMOS vacuum bottle with the image of western star Roy Rogers. The lunch kit sells over 2,000,000 units in the first year.

1953

Little Brown Jug

THERMOS broadened its assortment by acquiring the manufacturers of the "Little Brown Jug" and other insulated jugs and chests as well as Duncan Hines outdoor grills.

1955

THERMOS brand vacuum bottle was known almost universally for use with food and beverages

By 1957 the THERMOS brand vacuum bottle was known almost universally for use with food and beverages. But by this time, THERMOS products had also proved useful in science, medicine and industry. They had been used in various instruments measuring electric power, rate of climb in airplanes, detection of oil deposits and weather recording. And had also been used to transport rare tropical fish and to preserve and transport blood plasma, serums, bones, tissues and insulin.

1957

THERMOS product were being exported to over 100 different countries

THERMOS products were being exported to over 100 different countries. The company was presented with the Queen of England's Award to Industry for these export achievements.

1971

THERMOS® created the world's first stainless steel high vacuum insulated bottle

THERMOS® created the world's first stainless steel high vacuum insulated bottle AF-850/1100/AS-550/750

1978

First vacuum insulated bottle

Launch of Shuttle Mini, first vacuum insulated bottle designed for infant/child use HSC-350/500

1982

Launch of world's first titanium vacuum insulated bottle

1988

THERMOS® introduced the world's first thermal cooker

THERMOS® introduced the world's first thermal cooker - its Shuttle Chef® series, that revolutionised cooking with time-saving convenience & energy efficiency

1989

Set up of THERMOS® manufacturing plant, top Thermo MFG. (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd

Glass bottle encased with metal outer body & commercial production began; Birth of THERMOS brand

1989

THERMOS introduces the THERMOS Nissan brand

1989

NS Thermo (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd Incorporation

1990

Set up of first THERMOS® China Manufacturing Plant, THERMOS (China) Housewares Co., Ltd

1995

Launch of industry's first vacuum insulated sports bottle FBE-500/700

1998

THERMOS introduced its iceboundt line of soft collers

THERMOS introduced its IceBoundT line of soft coolers. Beautiful and full of high-performance features, IceBoundT features exclusive IsoTechT multi-layered insulation and leak-proof linings.

2002

THERMOS® 100 Years Anniversary

THERMOS® 100 Years Anniversary - THERMOS® donated several styles of its company archives to be exhibits in "Taking America to Lunch" collection at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, Washington D.C.

2004

Set up of second THERMOS® China manufacturing plant, THERMOS (Jiangsu) Housewares Co., Ltd (TJC)

2011

THERMOS® 110 Years Anniversary

2014

Setup of THERMOS® Philippines manufacturing plant, THERMOS Vacuumtech Phils. Inc.

2016

THERMOS® 115 Years Anniversary

Celebrated 115 years of unsurpassed commitment to quality.

Setup of THERMOS® Malaysia Manufacturing plant, THERMOS Vacuum Tech Manufacturing (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.

2019