Danish Fuel breakthrough to the international design scene came in 2013 at the Salone int. del Mobile in Milan. The Danish Royal Family is among the owners of Danish Fuel designs.
WHAT IS DANISH FUEL?
MADE IN DENMARK
Danish Fuel original Jerry Cans is upcycled. We do salvage the Jerry Cans and we have preserved the original can that won the World War II and added some unique features. The handmade result is unique and of high quality and with a finish that speaks to the taste of both admirers of luxury and history enthusiasts.
WHAT IS A JERRY CAN
Like many of today’s unique designs, Jerry Cans also originates from a time with limited resources and a necessity to create successful designs. One of the truly important historic transportation products is the Jerry Can, which is a nickname created by the British and U.S. forces. A “Jerry” was used as slang for Germans during World War II. Thereby, the name, Jerry Can. The can’s original name was “Whermacht-Einheitskanister” which meant “armed forces unit canister”.
INVENTED IN GERMANY
The Jerry Cans were developed in the 1930s for military use. The fuel had to be efficiently stored and transported to aid soldiers and war machines on the frontlines. Without fuel, tanks couldn’t drive, and without these tanks, the war would be lost.
The Jerry Cans were also colored by their use. Red=Petrol, Grey=Kerosene, Black=Diesel, and White=Gear oil. Danish Fuel’s Army Green color is the same color as the German tanks during World War II.
A WORLD HISTORY ICON
On D-DAY in 1944, more than 21 million of Jerry Cans were spread throughout Europe. According to Danish Fuel research, about 1800 different models of Jerry Cans exist. Jerry cans were together with Willy’s MB because of the heroes of World War II. The hatred when Jerry Can seated posed as a quick companion to deliver fuel at all times to the Unique Jeep in the field. The small was brilliant to supply the troops on the frontline. Without fuel the tank couldn’t roll and without tanks the war would have been lost.
, Without these cans it would have been impossible for our armies to cut their way across France at a lightning pace which exceeded the German Blitz of 1940″ President Roosevelt
HOW IS IT MADE?
Danish Fuel designs requires high technology machinery such as a furnace to remove old rust and paint. Sandblasting equipment, laser cutter, CNC milling, molds to make plywood. It all happens on 4 different locations and many Danish factories are involved in the process. A large stock and collection point at fyn (Island in Denmark) form the central part of Danish Fuel. Check out the UPCYCLING PAGE here on the site.
Our belief is that products should be built to last, and should be built right here in Denmark. That’s why Danish Fuel is proud to handcraft Jerry Cans that are made to last a lifetime or longer. To back up our claim, we’re excited to introduce an unmatched quality standard: Beginning august, 2010, every Danish Fuel is guaranteed for life under the terms and conditions of our warranty.
Danish Fuel is able to offer this guarantee because we source only the best available components and utilize a handmade production process in our state-of-the-art workshop. After all, there’s a certain satisfaction in knowing your Danish Fuel item can be passed down to the next generation, and our limited lifetime warranty ensures it will be.
WHO WE ARE
A strong team is essential behind every successful design. Frank is the guy who started Danish Fuel. We now make the designs in 5 different locations in Denmark. More than 20 people has their hands on the designs from beginning to the end. We offer 2 years of warranty on all designs. You´ll have more than 60 combinations of putting your own unique Danish Fuel Jerry Can together. All products are Made in Denmark.
Note to self: If we only knew what a journey and challenges, we were facing back in 2010, we probably wouldn’t have started to turn the idea of making a High-end Bar Cabinet from an old Jerry Can, into reality. But, at the time we were a little naive and was thinking, “How hard can it be to make a table? It´s just a plate and four pieces of wood for the legs, right?”
Note to self
Note to self: If we only knew what a journey and challenges we were facing back in 2010, we probably would´nt had started to turn the idea of making af High-end Bar Cabinet from an old Jerry Can, into reality. But, at the time we were a little naive and was thinking, “How hard can it be to make a table? It´s just a plate and four pieces of wood for the legs, right?”