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Howden Fan Equipment designs, manufactures and maintains fans for mining and industrial clients. The company provides all products, systems and support needed for efficient fan operation.  With our fully integrated structure, we offer our customers an all round product service, from conceptual design stage to daily operation, leaving our clients free to focus on their core activities. 

Mining Market
From simple fixed pitch axial flow fans to large customised main surface fans, surface or underground, permanent or portable, we supply all ventilation products necessary for the mining industry. Our fans operate in the largest mines in the world, assisting in the extraction of gold, platinum, copper, coal and other essential minerals. Our customers can be assured that we have the correct fans for each application, and the knowledge and experience to engineer them for performance, reliability, and safety.

Industrial Market 
We design and manufacture centrifugal, axial and mixed flow fans, many being special purpose fans for high pressure and/or heavy-duty applications. We have several fan ranges from which the appropriate selections can be made using advanced computer programmes that we developed.
Fan sizes typically extend from around 0.8m up to 4m diameters, with flows up to 500 m³/s  - we can meet the needs of virtually any industrial application.
Many clients have individual requirements and/or have their own specifications that must be adhered to. We have unrivalled experience in providing customised fans for arduous duty applications as found in iron and steelmaking.

Howden Safanco
Howden Safanco designs and manufactures fans and related equipment for mining and for general industry.  Established in South Africa in 1947. we pride ourselves on a historical reputation for supplying quality engineered and standard products.  Our reputation was further enhanced by the attainment of the SABS ISO 9001 listing in 1986.  Many years of experience in the mining industry supplying proven and reliable auxiliary mine ventilation fans - pedestal axial fans - has assisted us in securing numerous export orders for mining fans to South America and into the rest of Africa.  For the petrochemical and bulk air-cooling industries we have a long established record in supplying heat exchanger and cooling tower fans. 

We are fully committed to providing our customers with a comprehensive service. This covers assistance from our applications engineering department through fan selection, design, manufacture and performance testing.  Qualified fan engineers are available to assist during installation, commissioning and start up.  We pride ourselves on being an industry leader, and are committed to innovation as opposed to imitation. Working closely with our customers ensures that we are best positioned to provide our customers with the latest, most cost effective technology.

Contact    Waldo van der Merwe
                Tel +27 11 240 4134

Engart Africa
Engart Africa manufactures a wide range of dust suppression equipment.  Our range of wet dust extractors achieves unsurpassed removal of airborne dust from environments where contaminated air constitutes a problem or health hazard.  The equipment is specifically designed for harsh underground mining environments and is extremely robustly constructed. The Engart range of dust filtration units was granted "The Queen’s Award for Technological Achievement". High collection efficiencies, over a wide range of volume flows,  ensure that these units are both effective and that operating costs are low.

Contact    Waldo van der Merwe
                Tel +27 11 240 4134


At Howden Fan Equipment, we pride ourselves on the experience we can bring, not just to the engineering design and manufacture, but to the vital area of after sales care. As the market leader we have a world-wide reputation for the speed and efficiency of our response to customers’ requirements.

Kudzai Nyangoni
Managing Director


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