Howden products and expertise underpin industrial processes and power generation in virtually every part of the world. In the most extreme, demanding and hostile environments, our air and gas handling equipment goes on providing the robust, reliable performance that people depend on when the application is critical. We are committed to keeping it that way.
Howden people live to improve our products and services and for over 160 years our world has revolved around our customers. This dedication means our air and gas handling equipment adds maximum value to your operations. We have innovation in our hearts and every day we focus on providing you with the best solutions for your vital operations.
Howden American Fan Company was founded in July 1969, for the initial purpose of furnishing cast aluminum blowers to the United States OEM Marketplace. In 1979, American Fan Co. moved to the current location on Symmes Road in Fairfield, Ohio.
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 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.