Cornwall-based Kensa Heat Pumps has seen one of its products recognised by the Science Museum as a green heating trailblazer, securing a spot in its national collection of historically and scientifically significant items.

The Kensa Shoebox, designed and manufactured in Kensa’s Truro factory, accounts for around one-third of all UK ground source heat pump installations and is the only ground source heat pump in the collection.

It will be on display to anyone who visits the Science Museum’s new Energy Transition gallery.

Kensa CEO, Tamsin Lishman, said: Seeing our ‘little white box’ featured in this exhibition and immortalised in the Science Museum collection as a green heating pioneer is a remarkable achievement, but one this incredible Cornwall-made product fully deserves.

“The Shoebox is a brilliant example of what Cornwall’s manufacturing and engineering sector can deliver.”