WingFan Ltd. & Co. KG

(Headquarters)

Lademannbogen 10
22339 Hamburg
Germany

Tel: +49 (0)40 853 109 10
Fax: +49 (0)40 853 109 99

Company History

3 generations of commitment

Our company is an independent family owned business with a proud history, which began over 80 years ago. Being in the third generation, we have always retained the spirit, grit, innovation and perseverance of our founders. Our love of providing OEM manufacturers with smart solutions has helped us grow into what we are today - a global leader of technical innovation in modular axial fan solutions.

April 1st, 1928

Company Formation

Originally founded 1928 in Insterburg, the company Karberg & Hennemann relocated in 1936 to Hamburg. The two founders Kurt Hennemann and Erik Karberg traded in marine equipment.

April 1st, 1928
1960

Cooperation agreement with the Danish company F.S. Andersen for the development, manufacturing and sales of axial fans under the brand name Multi-Wing

1960
1963

The second generation, Christian and Jens Hogrefe (step sons of Kurt Hennemann), join the company

1963
1976

Patent No. 21 13 189 awarded for the first hollow plastic blade profiles

1976
1977

Patent No. 24 39 767 for the adjustable pitch-angle together with the new hub system Z-root, sets the new world standard

1977
1979

Launch of the first injection molded one-piece fans (V series)

1979
1987

Launch of the first blade profile for reverse airflow (R series)

1987
1994

The third generation, Patrick und Sven Hogrefe, join the company

1994
1996

Launch of the first circular-arc blade profile (K series)

1996
2000

WingFan formation

Termination of the cooperation with F.S. Andersen and formation of axial fan division

2000
2001

Introduction of fan selection software WingFan SELECT

2001
2004

Launch of the first three blade profiles with sickle geometry (S series)

2004
2004

Spin-off

The axial fan division splits from the oil filter division by forming WingFan Ltd. & Co.KG

2004
2004

Subsidiary in the USA is opened (Rock Hill, S.C.)

2004
2006

Patrick Hogrefe acquires all shares of WingFan and becomes sole shareholder

2006
2006

Subsidiary in China is opened (Suzhou, 90 km from Shanghai Airport)

2006
2007

Launch of the new hub and blade series with Y-root

2007
2008

UK distributor is acquired, forming our third subsidiary (Leicester)

2008
2010

Subsidiary in India is opened (Bhiwandi, 60 km from Mumbai Airport)

2010
2010

Cooperation with BorgWarner introduces fan clutches into the line-up

2010
2011

WingFan relocates to a modern facility with tripled floor space to accommodate for the rapid company growth

2011
2012

Subsidiary in Brazil is opened (Americana, Sao Paolo State)

2012
2012

WingFan Australia joins the team

2012
2013

BLEX®, the revolutionary blade extension technology is introduced

2013
2015

WingFan Poland joins the team

2015
2015

S38Z high pressure blade profile is released. The S38Z axial fans deliver the highest pressures of its class!

2015
2016

S13H high pressure blade profile is released. The S13H axial fans bring the high pressures of the S38Z to the H-hub class!

2016
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