Innovating for the high seas since 1854

Our founder, James Howden invented the force draught system which gave ocean going liners a huge advantage at the beginning of the 20th Century. Since then we have been proud to be key suppliers for naval and commercial ships. Our products include the widest range of fans and blowers for cruise ships, container vessels, aircraft carriers and submarines.

We design the world's leading Axial, Centrifugal and Mixed flow fans utilising the finest up-front engineering and expert technical support.

We continue to innovate with our Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) single stage compressor which significantly reduces the formation of Nitrogen Oxides (NOx) in marine diesel engines.


Container ship

Commercial Marine

Our fans are widely used in an industry that requires rugged, reliable and safe ventilation below deck, and our EGR blower is transforming the industry.

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Why Howden?

Expert Support

Because we manufacture air and gas handling equipment for the cement sector, we can offer expert and unbiased advice about the right solution for your application.

Global Presence, Local Service

In our experience, there is no substitute for local support; that?s why we have local teams ready to help.

Lifetime Commitment

We offer lifetime support of every product we supply - covering not only spares and servicing but also upgrades and advice.

Customer focus

We regularly undertake customer research to understand your key challenges and requirements, meaning we can develop and offer the right products.

Commitment to cost reduction

We understand a key challenge of the sector is increasing costs. That?s why we?re dedicated to increasing your efficiencies and lowering your operating costs.


If you would like to submit an enquiry please get in touch.