In 1848 the Gebruder Thiele Company was founded. This is the parent company of the current Landmann Group, which is based in Georgia. Landmann is a leader in the outdoor cooking industry. They offer customers a wide range of grills, barbeques, smokers, and accessories. The company has expanded its product line to include a vast array of charcoal and gas grills as well as firewood storage racks and a complete line of fireplace grates. Over the years they have also become a leading manufacturer and distributor of indoor fireplace products including tool sets, log hoops, fire-backs, and screens. Their worldwide market has made Landmann a leader in the industry in Germany, Europe, and now the USA.