The iconic Heat Beads® brand has been on supermarket shelves since the early seventies. The Heat Beads® brand was originally owned by Willow Ware and we (Australian Char) purchased the company in April 1988. Since that time the pack design has changed several times, but the iconic wheel logo has remained consistent in terms of representing quality and recognisability. The Heat Beads® brand is proudly Australian owned and operated.
Today, Australian Char remain the leading manufacturer of barbecue fuel in Australia. As well as being the market leader of high quality, solid barbecue fuel within Australia, the Heat Beads® brand is rapidly growing overseas, where it has achieved almost cult status. We export to the Middle East, Scandinavia, Greece, New Zealand and England.