Howden American Fan Company was founded in July 1969, for the initial purpose of furnishing cast aluminum blowers to the United States OEM Marketplace. The company has since expanded the product offering to axial and centrifugal fans and blowers, industrial exhausters, turbo pressure blowers, fume extraction fans, dust collectors, plenum fans, plug fans and much more. They've also since moved to larger facilities six times during it's first ten years in business. In 1979, American Fan Co. moved to the current location on Symmes Road in Fairfield, Ohio. Throughout it's history, American Fan Co. has lead the industry in innovation, adding digital controlled machines in the 1980's and became the first US based fan company to go 100% CAD.
In 1986, Woods Air Movement of Colchester, UK acquired American Fan Co. By 1987 American Fan Co. was producing the Woods line of Axial Fans for the US market. The company's facilities grew again and soon included an airflow laboratory and a second manufacturing facility. In 1994, American Fan Co. became the first United States fan company to receive ISO-certification and today maintains certification to ISO 9001.
In 2002, Woods merged with a Swedish fan company, Flakt to create one of the largest fan company’s in the world - Flakt Woods. American Fan Co. was an integral part of the success and growth of Flakt Woods until 2013 when it was sold to Howden.
Howden was founded in Glasgow Scotland in 1854 by James Howden as a marine engineering company, designing and building boilers and engines. Over it’s more than 150 years in business Howden’s products have evolved to meet market demands.
Howden American Fan Company joins the Howden family of companies as part of the Industrial Fan Group.
Industrial Fans Direct is proud to be an authorized dealer, and to carry several lines of the Howden family fans and blowers.