Established over 50 years
by two pioneers of
the industry

Throughout our storied history, we have been at the forefront of the industry. Our foundations are built on a culture of innovation and engineering that continues to guide the company today.


Roger Crook and John Snape begin by producing single-phase, long-case axial fans and fans for commercial ovens under the company name of ‘Low Temperature Applications’.

Boundary Road Boundry Road Manufacturing


Occupying just 70m2, the company’s first production facility in Woking, Surrey, UK, is set up, allowing the product range to be extended into three-phase fans up to 1.2m in diameter.

Byfleet Premises Elta Fans Byfleet Premises


Low Temperature Applications is renamed ‘Elta Fans Ltd.’


Rapid expansion sees the company move into a new 500m2 factory in Byfleet, Surrey. This expansion enables the company to establish its first dedicated design and engineering team.


The premises are expanded to 800m2 to keep pace with production requirements; sub-contracted sheet metal work is brought in-house.

The Centraflow range of in-line, centrifugal fans — designed to prevent stalling in high winds — is launched for offshore applications.


Following intensive development and investment, Elta Fans’ first axial impeller is launched, providing Elta Fans with the ability to fully- manufacture a highly-competitive, axial fan unit. The product is shipped around the world, including to South Africa, Australia and the USA.


Elta Fans becomes the only manufacturer in the UK to achieve full certification of its range to the new BS 848 pt 1 (airflow) and pt 2 (noise) tests.


Duct Products is established in Northern Ireland, manufacturing & supplying ventilation products.

First Compact Fan First Compact Fan


The first ‘Compact Fan’ range is launched, utilising the Brook Crompton ‘V’ Range motor and Elta Fans’ own standard glass-reinforced plastic impeller.

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Hampshire Premises Custom Built Premises in Hampshire


The ongoing growth of the business allows Elta Fans to relocate to a custom-built, 1,200m2 manufacturing and office premises in Fareham, Hampshire, UK.

This marks the start of a decade of substantial investment in state-of-the-art machinery, including Trumpf punching machines and Nodi flanging equipment, across all Applied Technology manufacturing sites. Allowing for more manufacturing processes to be brought in-house, ensuring optimal product quality from design through to production. The Fan Selection Programme is launched to market, providing customers with the ability to have full sound spectrums produced for their intended applications – an industry first.


The Fareham premises are further expanded to 2,000m2.


With a dedicated manufacturing plant in Cape Town, Elta Fans’ product range is launched in South Africa through fellow Elta Group company, Air Movement Supplies.


The business becomes the principle operating company in the newly formed Elta Group Ltd.

Elta Fans Fareham Premises


Elta Fans moves into a 4,000m2, purpose-built facility alongside the existing Fareham building. This major investment includes a modern Research and Development laboratory, and a reverberation chamber for acoustic testing, providing the ability to test all products, in-house, to the latest aerodynamic and acoustic standards. The facility pushes product innovation to new levels, including the development of the world’s first adjustable-pitch, mixed-flow impeller within the same year.


Fantech Ventilation is established in Dublin, Ireland to provide Elta Fans & other ventilation products to the Irish market.

Elta Fans launches its range of Marine Fans designed for small boats and leisure craft.

In Dudley, West Midlands, UK, Elta Fans launches a new division dedicated to the building services market.

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The introduction of new blades, as well as 400mm and 550mm hub sizes, expands the impeller range to up to two metres in diameter.


The addition of two new hub sizes (255mm and 350mm) further expands the scope of product selection.


Impulse fans for car parks are introduced to the range.

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The Fareham facility achieves Elta Fans’ first EN 12101-3 Manufacturing Facilities for Smoke Ventilation accreditation.


Elta Fans products begin to be manufactured and sold in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia under the name ‘Eltafantech’.

Elta Fans Building Services relocates into a new 5,000m2 facility in Kingswinford, West Midlands, UK.

Nodi Flanging


Additional investment in Nodi flanging equipment in Fareham and Cape Town strengthens Elta Fans’ production capacity, ensuring consistently high quality and optimising manufacturing efficiency.


Installation of a new, state-of-the- art Trumpf TruPunch 2020 punch machine in Fareham and a Nodi flanging machine in the Kuala Lumpur facility supports the need for larger and increasingly complex components to meet the bespoke requirements of OEM customers around the world.


A second dedicated test facility opens in Kingswinford.


Duct Products becomes a member of Elta Group following acquisition in 2012.

Axial Fans Long and Short Cased Axial Fans


To meet changing international legislation, the core axial- impeller is re-developed for increased efficiency.

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Twin Hoist Crane Twin Hoist Crane


Installation of a 5 tonne, twin hoist crane to increase production capabilities of larger fans inline with customer and market requirements.

Elta Fans Applied Technology brand is launched in Asia and Australasia to serve the regions’ OEM customers, providing expert local-market knowledge.


Elta Group acquires Acoustica, manufacturing acoustic products in Colchester, UK.

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Elta Fans Asis Elta Fans Asia Stand


Elta Fans Asia launches at the ACREX Exhibition in Bengaluru, India.

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Elta Trade Logo


Elta Fans launch Elta Trade UK, a division specialising in residential ventilation for electrical wholesalers, electricians and installers.

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Elta Fans, Duct Products (Northern Ireland) & Fantech Ventilation (Ireland) are renamed and rebranded to Elta.

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