History of Halifax Fan

Established in 1965 to serve local industry, Halifax Fan Group now supplies virtually all industries and applications throughout the world from its manufacturing sites in England, two in China and the USA.

An ongoing programme of investment ensures that Halifax Fan maintains its position as a leader in its field through the installation of sophisticated CAD/CAM systems and the most technologically advanced manufacturing equipment.

Halifax Fan also invests heavily in the training and development of its staff and a planned apprentice training scheme ensures not only a constant supply of highly skilled production staff but also a strong and very experienced engineering and management team. Many of today’s senior personnel originally joined the company as apprentices or in other junior positions.

From the very beginning every one of Halifax Fan’s products has been designed, developed and built in its factory and everything originates from the company’s own designs. All prototype fans are tested and rated to BS848 Part 1 and proven designs are also regularly monitored through systematic audit testing and re-assessment to ensure compliance with our registration to BS EN ISO 9001 and current industry, national and international standards and legislation. All Halifax Fans carry the CE Mark.

Providing the very highest quality product and customer service has always been of prime importance and a key factor maintaining Halifax Fan’s position at the forefront of fan technology.

Halifax Fan enjoys an excellent reputation world-wide and the company’s extensive customer list represents a comprehensive range of market sectors and applications.

Find out more about Halifax Fan and story of the UK industrial revolution.

Halifax Fan Evolution

It might seem like yesterday to some but a lot has happened since 1965. Man hadn’t stepped on the moon, average UK annual income was £750, My Fair Lady was the top movie and J.K. Rowling was born.

This was the year Halifax Fan was founded to design and manufacture fans for the local textile machine companies and factories.

Most of those textile factories are long gone but conversely, Halifax Fan has gone from strength to strength, today with factories on three continents and a global reputation for high specification custom fans to meet the most demanding applications on land and sea.


Halifax Fan was established in 1965 and launched with this 'retro' logo. It's gone through some facelifts since.


Founder David Scott with his management team.


The style of the advertising isn’t the only thing that’s changed. The quality and reliability of Halifax fans is as high as ever but fan efficiency is even higher with the use of today’s computer based design and manufacturing tools.


The message may seem corny but regular customers still buy from Halifax Fan because all their fan problems have been blown away.


No-one takes a flyer when they buy their fans from Halifax Fan. Quality, reliability and efficiency are guaranteed. Some fans have lasted a lot longer than some of the aircraft did – but our fans don’t take any flak.


Make sure no-one is trapped inside before you button it up Dave.


The doors open in 6 minutes and our stand will be flooded with customers ... I hope!


Just another 14 motors to fit for this job then it’s off for the weekend.


They better have ordered up a big enough truck for this big boy to get it to the docks.


Maybe one day my computer will have a bigger screen, maybe even in colour. Nah! Stop dreaming and crack on with this job.


Thinks David Scott, “I’ll be glad to get these local councillors out of the way and we can finish building this fan and get it shipped and invoiced”


I wasn’t sure what the foreman meant when he said he was giving me a well rounded job.


I wonder if that Sinclair calculator thingy would be better than my old slide-rule?


“I think they’ve stopped looking for me, should I not be in the line-up too?”


Get this lot on the way to the exhibition and I can get home.


Halifax Fan UK moves to purpose built facility in Brighouse.


Malcolm Staff, Managing Director, joins the company.


Halifax Fan Shenzhen, China is established.
Watch a video about Halifax Fan Shenzhen


Halifax Fan USA is opened.

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Halifax Fan Heavy Industries is created.


Halifax Fan Nantong, China is set up.
Watch a video about Halifax Fan Nantong.


Steel Works by HF is founded.

Robot welding impeller for industrial fan. Halifax Fan Group, Nantong, China.

Invests into a new welding robot with capacity to weld impellers up to 200cm.