Over a century of engineering excellence

We’re a global engineering business who focus on providing our clients with industrial products that help multiple sectors improve their everyday processes; from mine ventilation and waste water treatment to heating and cooling.

Our core focus is on providing quality solutions for air and gas handling, and with over a century of experience in doing so, it’s no wonder that we are renowned for such projects across multiple sectors.

Our mantra is ‘revolving around you’, something that has underpinned our business since it was established in Scotland in 1854. Constantly improving our products and services according to our customers’ needs, Howden has never stood still.


Howden - who we are

To be the world’s leading application engineer, providing lifetime solutions in air and gas handling.


Brand values

Our brand is given life by the actions and behaviours of our people. Our values are the principles by which we do business. We deliver our brand promise by living these values and reflecting the brand in everything that we do.

Customers talk, we listen

The voice of the customer always drives the development of our strategic plans and actions.

The best team wins

Team-oriented experts are our most valuable resource, and we are passionate about attracting, developing and retaining the best talent.

Continuous improvement (Kaizen) is our way of life

We set breakthrough objectives, experiment and learn every day, eliminate waste in our business processes, and benchmark the best (to go one better).

Innovation defines our future

Individual and organisational creativity will drive breakthrough ideas for technology, products, solutions and processes.

We compete for shareholders based on our performance

To consistently attract and retain loyal shareholders, we deliver best-in-class results for profits, working capital and cash flow.

Code of Conduct

Howden is committed to conducting its business with the highest ethical standards.

Code of Conduct

Committed to closing the gender pay gap


The engineering sector is generally male dominated with the industry suffering due to low numbers of women studying STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) subjects and men continuing to dominate undergraduate degrees in engineering & technology.

At Howden we are proud to be involved in a number of initiatives to try to increase the represenation of women at all levels of our business. This includes working with local schools to encourage female students to consider engineering as a career.

You can read more in this topic in our Howden Compressors Gender Pay Report, and you can learn about some of our inspirational female associates by clicking on our International Women's Day post.

International Women's Day

Gender Pay Gap Reports/Gender Equality Index


Howden Compressors UK

Howden Solyvent Ventec (France) : 83/100


The Howden Story

Over a century of engineering excellence

We provide our customers with engineering expertise based on a long history of innovation in the air and gas handling field, and our past achievements still inform the way we work today. Find out more about our 160 years of innovation by clicking below, or by reading David Hume's book on the Howden Heritage by clicking here.


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