Fans flocking to firm 50 years on

Halifax Fan
Halifax Fan

Brighouse based Halifax Fan Ltd has gone from strength to strength and is now making its mark in the global sector as it celebrates its 50th birthday.

It hit the £10m turnover figure during 2013, and is now the largest fan engineering company in England.

Over these last 50 years the company has accumulated an enormous depth of skill within its long serving personnel.

Offices, staffed by trained engineers, who provide a solid consultancy service on the company’s products, have been opened in Shanghai, Hong Kong and Bangkok.

“There’s an old saying that when the going gets tough, the tough gets going,” said company MD Malcolm Staff. “We had to take our expertise to where there was a strong market for it and that has paid real dividends. We sell fans of quality, reliability and efficiency and that’s exactly what the South-East Asian market wants. They have a real focus on life-cost rather than first-cost and we provide fans that operate efficiently and don’t break down, so lifetime costs are greatly reduced.”

One of the company’s engineers, chief draftsman Steve Thomas, will clock-up 40 years of service this year, as will three other staff members during the next five years.