Working in harmony with partner WMC Fans of Belgium, Halifax Fan has made its presence felt in the glass industry in Western Europe and North Africa with orders for over a quarter of a million pounds.
While Halifax has extensive experience in supplying severe duty fans to the glass industry, particularly Pilkingtons in the UK, WMC Fans is bringing to the table a more focused approach to glass industry applications in a wider marketplace, particularly for float glass lines and glass processing plants.
Principal, Nick Dewaele, has been providing fan solutions to the glass industry since 1992 and has many contacts in the glass industry worldwide. WMC Fans also develops, manufactures and services fans used for special applications in the glass industry, especially for convection glass tempering furnaces.
The tie-in with WMC Fans will provide Halifax not only with a valuable service base in Europe and Africa but will boost Halifax Fan’s level of expertise in glass industry fan solutions, much to the benefit of customers globally. China especially is investing massively in glass production plants and constructing numerous new float lines, glass container plants and glass processing plants every year. Now that their Shenzhen factory is fully operational, Halifax is ideally positioned to compete in this market sector. As part of their joint marketing strategy, Halifax Fan and WMC Fans shared a stand at Glasstec 2008, the world’s largest glass engineering exhibition, held in Dusseldorf last year.