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BOOMEX presents the new catalog 2023

Our most important trade fairs are just around the corner with PLMA in Amsterdam and SPOGA in Cologne. We want to use this opportunity to present our new catalog 2023. We managed to make the catalog more compact and yet clearer. Due to the newly structured sections, every reader should be able to find their way around quickly.
TIP: If you cannot wait, you can already take a look at the catalog in PDF format on our website.


PLMA, Amsterdam, 23-24.05.2023

PLMA is one of the most important trade fairs for private label products worldwide. For years we have been a regular exhibitor and are always meeting interesting contacts and long-time customers from all over the world. We are very excited about the first reactions to the new catalog. Besides the trade fair, the city has a lot to offer as well, of course. Sitting in a small restaurant at one of the many canals after a long day at the fair… It is always a pleasure to visit PLMA.


SPOGA, Cologne, 18-20.06.2023

The SPOGA in Cologne is traditionally our home game. Here we are meeting our most important customers to exchange ideas and to plan for further cooperation. On more than 80 square meters we present all novelties of 2023. The stand planning is completed and all visitors can look forward to an appealing appearance, which on top of that also harmonizes visually with the design of the new catalog. See you in Cologne.

Lagerhalle Essen

Current status at BOOMEX GmbH

Current status at BOOMEX GmbH

It is time again for a summary of the current status at BOOMEX GmbH. A busy winter season is still in full swing, but spring is near. Carnival is just around the corner and then we are well on our way towards Easter. We have some highlights in the pipeline for 2022, that’s for sure.

Fairs 2022

May and June are the months of the year. We firmly believe that trade fairs will finally take place again. Finally Amsterdam again with PLMA on 31 May and 1 June. We are looking forward to an international audience and many exciting contacts. Less than three weeks later, Spoga in Cologne is in our calendar (19-21 June). We expect an exciting comeback, with many well-known faces and intensive discussions.

The FLAMMBURO Project 2022

The FLAMMBURO project is now one year old and has grown out of its infancy. In 2022, the aim is to draw the right conclusions from the experiences of 2021 and to position itself even better. The product range is to be significantly expanded once again. The first step has just been taken and the FLAMMBURO-BBQ-system is online with the first articles.

Changes in 2022

We still have to be patient with some of the highlights. BOOMEX GmbH will take a big step forward in the area of logistics. Details will follow in the next few months. In advance, for all those who come by the Essen location… just keep your eyes open!


BOOMEX Herbst Beitrag

Where is autumn taking us?

The days are getting shorter and shorter. It is getting cold outside. On nice days, the leaves shine in the most beautiful shades of yellow, orange and red. Autumn is coming to a finale. Soon winter will arrive and it should actually be Christmas. But what kind of winter does autumn lead us to?

Grumbling about gingerbread?

In Germany, people like to grumble. Is this actually a cherished tradition? In November, topics like long traffic jams are usually on the grumbling agenda. It’s wet, it’s cold and everyone is at home. Who goes on holiday in November? Everyone is in the car on the way to work. It’s a good time to grumble.

The gingerbread is a pain even before Advent. It’s been in the supermarket since September. It’s actually the subject of the grumbling faction every year.

The topic of “Corona” is now so topical again and so present that one really misses complaining out of boredom. It will probably stay that way for a while.

Autumn at BOOMEX

At BOOMEX there are still the usual constants. It is a hot autumn. The productions are running at full speed and the trucks come and go. We still can’t complain here. So far BOOMEX GmbH has come through the pandemic well and that will continue.

The first autumn for FLAMMBURO

The FLAMMBURO project is really new and exciting. In the first autumn of online distribution, we are always faced with challenges that have to be mastered. Fortunately, our team in Alsfeld has just moved into a larger hall. With much more space for the goods and a little more room for packing, it is easier to cope with the rush for our products. We are on a very good way here. For those of you who don’t know our site, please visit us at

Hopefully we will soon be able to grumble about gingerbread again without restraint. Stay healthy!

Der vertrieb vor Ort bei Holz Hegener

We are entering the summer on a positive note…

Corona figures are falling, vaccination rates are rising and the first lockdowns are approaching. After long weeks in lockdown, many people long for the “new” normality in which Covid-19 is not defeated but controlled. Some of the office workers still remain in their home offices. However, we sincerely hope that our operations in these places will also return to BOOMEX normality from July. We are entering the summer on a positive note…

Our sales department is on site again

Of course, our sales team also faced the challenges of the lockdown. On the one hand, our customers and contacts naturally wanted to keep the risk of infection low and we also had to weigh up exactly which dates were absolutely necessary. Especially in the specialised trade, in the DIY stores and garden centres, we were not able to show the presence in the last months that we actually imagined. Yesterday, our sales representative Wladimir Schwanke had his first external appointment and was warmly welcomed. The scheduling for the next few weeks is maturing more and more – we are on site again.

Der vertrieb vor Ort bei Holz Hegener

Summer where are you?

Many cornerstones are currently developing very positively. But there is one screw that urgently needs to be tightened. Can someone please tell the weather that we are on our way to summer? We want to be outside, enjoy the sun and, of course, fire up the barbecue. So, summer where are you?


Please stay healthy and hang in there a little longer.


Our firelighter wool made of hemp – Product of the Year 2020/21


We are proud that we have been awarded the “Product of the Year 2020/21” award in the Garden category by the trade magazine Baumarktmanager. The expert evaluation of a high-calibre jury was carried out in the criteria innovation, bestseller, utility value, price, sustainability and PoS presentation. We have presented our product innovation, the firelighter wool made of hemp, as the highlight in our range for winter 2020/21. We are pleased to have delighted the jury and to be delighted with the recognition after such a short time on the market.

Juror Arnd Zschiesche says: “Protecting forests by lighting wood with a wood-free firelighter: unique! At last, it is possible to ignite ecologically correct and sustainably.”

The special feature of our – Ecological firelighter wool made of hemp

The eco-ignition wool consists of hemp fibres and vegetable wax. It is particularly suitable for safe, odourless and clean lighting of the grill, oven and fireplace. Due to the use of hemp, this eco-lighter is not only made of 100% renewable raw materials, but above all wood-free. This minimises the risk of irresponsible timber management and protects our natural forests. The light-ignition wool made of hemp offers the same firing properties as the classic wood-based ignition wool. Of course, we also produce hemp wool on our modern production facilities in Germany. Only paper packaging from sustainable sources is used. Of course, this product also complies with DIN EN 1860-3.

We continue…

The title “Product of the Year” distinguishes our work. We take this as an incentive for the future and will make a massive effort to remain european market leaders in the field of ecological barbecue and chimney lighters. The trophy is given a place of honour in our showroom. Our sales representative Wladimir Schwanke represents our team, as unfortunately the Corona Pandemdid not allow a common picture.




Stand 2018 Spoga

2021 – A year without trade fairs?

In 2020, our most important trade fair appearances did not take place. The Corona pandemic was to blame, of course. For 2021, we had expected a return to normality. PLMA in Amsterdam traditionally in May and SPOGA at the new date in June. First the PLMA was postponed indefinitely, then came the info that the SPOGA would be moved from June to August. Since this week it is clear that the new PLMA date is in December. Will 2021 be a year without trade fairs for BOOMEX GmbH?

SPOGA 2021

The new scheduling of SPOGA with the earlier date in June suited us. We wanted to present our new products here again with a large stand in a natural look, which were actually supposed to be presented last year. All the plans for the trade fair construction and our appearance as a team were already in the drawer. After the development of the Corona figures, we can understand a cancellation of the SPOGA. However, we don’t think it makes sense to hold it two months later in August. On the one hand, it is questionable how much this short time will change or improve the general conditions for holding such a large and international fair, and on the other hand, a date during the summer holidays is anything but optimal. Our team is not available at full strength here and even under relaxed Corona conditions we expect many visitors to stay away because of the timing.

PLMA 2021

With PLMA attracting visitors and exhibitors from all over the world, it was just right to cancel the May date. Since yesterday evening, the alternative date is known. PLMA will take place on 15 and 16 December at the RAI exhibition centre in Amsterdam. There is still a long way to go until mid-December and we hope that the vaccinations will bring back a bit of normality. Amsterdam in Advent would also have its charm apart from the fair. We don’t give up hope for fair appearances in 2021.

Stay healthy and get through this time well.



Alsfeld – Our “Eco-Location”

BOOMEX GmbH has been producing firelighters for barbecue and fireplace since 1984. The headquarters has been in Essen since the company was founded and our plant in the port area produces our classic, the white firelighter cubes. In 2012, BOOMEX GmbH also officially took over the plants in Alsfeld, from the 100% subsidiary, Schreiber GmbH. For almost 10 years, the production facilities in Alsfeld have been continuously developed and expanded. Where previously only the eco-firelighting cubes based on wood and wax were produced, BOOMEX GmbH today also produces, firelighting wool, firelighting blankets, organic liquid firelighters and organic lamp oil. Alsfeld has become our strong “eco-location”.

Plants in Alsfeld

Due to the expansion of production capacities in Alsfeld, the original premises quickly reached their limits. In the meantime, 4 locations in the Alsfeld area belong to BOOMEX GmbH. In addition to the administration, production and packaging is carried out at three locations. This division of the plants naturally brings with it a logistical challenge. This issue has now also been addressed…

The new truck in Alsfeld

Empty packaging just-in-time to the right production site, transfer of waxed firelighter wool to the cutting plant or pooling of finished products for joint collection – the new truck in Alsfeld is constantly in use. To make it clear to everyone who is on the road, we wanted to give our new truck some color. Of course, the look also had to match the “eco-location” in Alsfeld. I think we succeeded…


So keep your eyes open in Alsfeld. The streets are getting greener!


Advent at Lockdown

It is Advent

During Advent the employees of BOOMEX GmbH like to go to the Christmas market together and besiege a mulled wine stand. It would be the same this year, if not…! Well-visited Christmas markets, unrestrained gift shopping and mulled wine in the group to the ever-recurring Christmas pop songs do not exist this year. Perhaps this is indeed the Advent of peace and contemplation. So let’s at least try to see the positive in the current situation.


It is Lockdown

The current lockdown prevents more than just the traditional Christmas market visit. Each of us is personally restricted. Existences are threatened. We, at BOOMEX have to be thankful. Our production lines are running and trucks are loading our customers’ orders at a high rate. At least that is normal this year.


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

We would like to take this opportunity to say thank you – to our customers, to our suppliers and to our partners. We wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. For 2021 only the best. Stay healthy!

Couple sitting on sofa at home in front of fireplace, rear view.

With us it is already winter season!

There it is now, autumn, with all its facets. The foliage turns into the most beautiful colors, the wind blows strongly around our noses, the days are shorter and above all cooler. With BOOMEX GmbH it goes its usual course in this season. With everything that is different this year than expected, we consider this a good sign. Since we do not divide our season after the four seasons, but after summer and winter, we can say clearly “With us is already winter season”!

The store is buzzing!

Now the hot phase for our teams in the production facilities and in logistics really begins. Firelighter wool is soaked in a wax bath. Firelighter cubes are cast and cut. Production lines transport finished raw materials to fully automatic packaging plants. Robots palletize the units packed for shipment. Our employees drive the goods into the many trucks which arrive at the loading ramps at short intervals. The store is buzzing! Now we benefit from the fact that our production facilities meet modern standards and our processes are well established.

We bring the heat to your home

A romantic crackling fireplace, the cosy warmth of your own stove – sounds great, doesn’t it? Quite soberly said “the house must be warm”! We offer you a wide range of firelighters for daily lighting. We bring the warmth to your home. If you want to light your fire safely, cleanly and ecologically, simply use FLASH firelighter wool. New for the winter season 2020/21 is the practical 5 kg case. The handle allows you to transport this supply easily into your own four walls. Thanks to the pouring device, you can easily refill your decorative lighting material depot. Our ignition wool consists of 100% renewable raw materials. Only wood from sustainably managed forests and a vegetable-based wax are used.

Stay healthy

The most important things as usual. Get out a lot while you still can. Enjoy the autumn in all its beauty. Stay healthy!

Anzündwolle aus Hanffasern

Autumn is coming – Our hemp ignition wool is already there!

Were those already the last warm days of summer 2020? In the morning it is already quite cool and those who are in the office early will still be there at dawn. Regular airing is on the agenda for all of us. Soon the days will come when you will have to think about a thick sweater and gloves in the office. Good that the hot autumn at BOOMEX is approaching.

The hot autumn

Autumn is high season at BOOMEX. Our printers and raw material suppliers are increasing the number of hits. Our production lines are running at full speed. Incoming orders are increasing significantly. It will be a hot autumn again. Of course our customers want to be prepared and have their warehouses filled before the cold days come. To make lighting the stoves and fireplaces as easy as possible and to bring comfort into our living rooms, that is our job.

Our hemp lighting wool

Now our absolute market innovation really comes into play. Who wants to ignite not only simply and cleanly, but also ecologically gets the perfect solution from BOOMEX. Eco-firelighting wool from hemp fibers and vegetable wax consists of 100% renewable raw materials. By the use of hemp this eco-firelighter is wood-free. This minimizes the risk of irresponsible wood management and protects our natural forests. Of course the hemp-firelighting wool complies with DIN EN 1860-3, just try it out!

Stay healthy

The most important things at the end. Go out into the fresh air a lot. Enjoy the autumn in all its beauty. Stay healthy!