In modern life where we spend up to 90% of our time indoors, the air that we breathe can make a huge difference to our health, comfort and productivity - this is where Fläkt Woods can help!

 

History

A LONG HISTORY AND STRONG HERITAGE

Woods started in 1909 in Colchester, UK and became a worldwide leader for Air movement with axial fans technology.

Fläkt was established in 1918 in Jönköping, Sweden and became an undisputable leader for air technologies on air treatment, air diffusion, and air movement, with unrivalled products and systems.

Fläkt Woods Group formed in 2002. The new group has the capability to provide its customers with application specific solutions and unrivalled level of service. 

FlaktGroup formed 2016 - DencoHappel and Fläkt Woods join forces to create a market leader in energy efficient indoor air technology solutions. FläktGroup is the new European market leader for energy efficient Indoor Air Technology Solutions, providing our Customers with the highest quality standards for improved Air Comfort and well being. Visit the FläktGroup website.

See our full history here. 

Picture: The Woods factory in Colchester produced the first Axial Aerofoil bladed fan range in the world.

Key Facts

FLÄKT WOODS AT A GLANCE

  • Sales every year in 65 countries

  • 2 230 employees with 1760 in Europe, 260 in THE US and 210 in asia

  • FULLY OWNED SALES UNITS IN 20 COUNTRIES

  • 7 CENTRES OF EXCELLENCE in 7 countries

  • Annual turnover 410 M€ worldwide

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Our Offerings

FIVE AIR FUNCTIONS

Our offering covers five critical Air Functions of HVAC system in order to provide the best Air Comfort & Fire Safety environment. 

AIR MOVEMENT - All fans from Fläkt Woods are designed for general Air Movement, but we also offer high temperature fans that protect people and property in case of fire.

AIR TREATMENT- Air Handling Units treat the air in order to provide good indoor air quality and comfort. This means cleaning, heating and cooling the air and sometimes providing humidity control. By integrating the finest energy recovery systems together with the most efficient fans and motors with smart controls we achieve that with the lowest energy cost.

AIR MANAGEMENT - Optivent products offers high performances for the Demand Controlled Ventilation features and IRIS Original enables easy air management for commissioning and balancing.
CE marked dampers for fire safety complete the range.

AIR DIFFUSION - Air Diffusers (variable or passive) and chilled beams are designed to ensure high quality indoor comfort (noise, air velocity) while providing advanced functionalities. 

AIR DISTRIBUTION - Veloduct is a complete range of round ducting for best-in-class tightness. Veloduct is CE-marked certified also for fire safety. 

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Our Value Proposition

AIR COMFORT - For people in buildings

Fläkt Woods has a strong heritage and reputation for supplying high quality energy efficient Air Technology products and system solutions. 

Find out more about our Air Comfort solutions.

FIRE SAFETY - For people, buildings and equipment

Tested and CE certified products to ensure people and buildings are protected with air management in case of fire.

Find out more about our Fire Safety solutions.

Our Markets

WE OPERATE IN 4 MARKET SEGMENTS

  • Non-residential Buildings

  • Residential Buildings

  • Special Buildings, Marine, Oil & Gas

  • Industry, Tunnels & Metros 

 

e3

THE ESSENCE OF THE e3 SOLUTIONS

e3 is our concept and guiding star when we develop and deliver products and solutions to our customers and focus on environment, economy and expertise.

WE PROVIDE PEOPLE THE BEST POSSIBLE AIR COMFORT AND FIRE SAFETY BY:

  • Protecting our shared environment
  • Develop energy efficient and economical products and solutions
  • Use our expertise when we develop products to our customers

This is the foundation in our Fläkt Woods e3 concept.

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Energy Efficiency

THE ENERGY PERFORMANCE OF BUILDINGS DIRECTIVE

Following the Kyoto protocol the European Union has set a target to reduce energy consumption. For buildings the target is set at a 20% reduction by 2020.
The 160 million buildings in the EU use over 40% of Europe’s energy and create over 40% of its carbon dioxide emissions. And unfortunately that proportion is increasing. Therefore the Commission of the European Union has issued The Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD). Reducing the energy use of buildings without compromising the indoor environment and services is the key challenge for Europe.

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Fläkt Woods UK

A LITTLE BIT ABOUT US 

Fläkt Woods Limited was formed in 2002 with the amalgamation of 'Woods of Colchester' and 'Fläkt ABB AHU' and since then the company has grown from strength to strength. 

Woods of Colchester formed by Maurice Woods in 1909 has been at the forefront of Axial Fan Technology. Since developing the first Axial Impeller in 1947, Woods has been an industry leader ever since. In 2006, Fläkt Woods UK moved to its new state of the art manufacturing site, to allow continual development and improvement in its manufacturing process, whilst still offering the same high quality products.

Key facts of Fläkt Woods Limited - UK

Factory: Colchester, United Kingdom,  Head Office - Map
Factory Size: 16,500 sqm, T: +44 (0)1206 222 555

Birmingham Sales Office - T: +44 (0)121 717 4693
Manchester Sales Office - T: +44 (0)161 969 1992

Employees in UK - 300 

Globally We produce over 150,000 fans per year for building applications for fire safety and air comfort.

Quality

SUSTAINABILITY AND RESPONSIBILITY

The Fläkt Woods products and components are designed, manufactured, and tested to international quality standards, including ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and OHSAS 18001.

Our commercial and technical sales support teams are there to assist in choosing the right products, and meeting certification targets according to LEED, BREEAM, DGNB and HQE standards, among others.

The technical performance meet or exceed the Eurovent standards and Fläkt Woods is a member of AMCA.

Download Fläkt Woods Corporate Responsibility Policy.

Ethics

OUR CODE OF BUSINESS ETHICS

Our policy on how we operate in Fläkt Woods has always been clear: ‘We do not compromise on integrity and nothing is more important than compliance with competition law’.

In today’s complex world, the right course of action is not always obvious and because Fläkt Woods is a diverse group with several cultures, with more than 25 legal entities with 2.150 employees and 90 Managers, we have developed a code of business ethics. This code, does not only cover compliance with competition law, but also provides guidelines and common understandings as to the way we want to conduct our business with our employees, customers, suppliers and other stakeholders.

Download Fläkt Woods Business Ethics Handbook.

Fläkt Woods takes seriously the potential impact of its activities on its customers, suppliers, employees, local communities and the general environment. Our policies relating to these important issues are contained within the Group's Corporate Responsibility Policy document.

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Employment

THE EXPERTISE OF OUR TALENTS IS OUR STRENGTH

At Fläkt Woods you would join an environment which encourages the development of its employees. We strive to be an employer of choice and highly value the expertise that our teams and colleagues bring to the business....  

Across the Group we provide an environment where you can deepen your knowledge, hone your skills and boost your confidence. We have an established Leadership Programme and the Fläkt Woods 'Academy of Excellence' provides accessible bite sized e-learning to a global audience.

If you are willing to be part of our community, please send your cv to hr.recruitmentuk@flaktwoods.com or view current work opportunities here.

Management

FläktGroup is the result of the merger of the successful companies DencoHappel and Fläkt Woods.


FläktGroup is headquartered in Herne, Germany and the Executive Team consists of:

Dr. Walter Rohregger, Chief Executive Officer. Read more
Stephen Carr, Chief Financial Officer. Read more
Meik Engel, SVP Legal and Compliance. Read more
Patrick Pouliquen, SVP Merger & Strategic Projects & Chief Technology Officer. Read more
René van Rijsewijk, Chief Commercial Officer. Read more
Torsten Sondergaard, SVP Marketing / Strategy and M&A. Read more
Ing. Aldino Zeppelli
, Chief Operations Officer. Read more

Please find out more about our management team here

Fläkt Group headquarters are located in Germany.

Herne Headquarters
Südstraße 48
44625 Herne
Germany

+49 2325 468 00
info@flaktgroup.com

Contact:
Torsten Sondergaard
Torsten.Sondergaard@flaktgroup.com

Media

MEDIA CONTACT

For media enquiries, please contact:

Rachel Dolgova
Marketing Communications Manager - UK
Air Comfort & Fire Safety Europe, Fläkt Woods Limited
tel +44 (0) 1206 222 686
rachel.dolgova@flaktwoods.com

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