Fläkt Woods provides energy-efficient indoor air climate products and solutions to supply people with fresh, clean and comfortable air in non-residential buildings. It also designs and manufactures air movement products and services for industry, including fans for cooling systems, and solutions for increasing the efficiency, environmental performance and safe operation of equipment and processes. More than 50% of Fläkt Woods sales are international and the company has twice received the Queen’s Award for Export in recognition of its achievements.

Following the merger of Woods with Fläkt in 2002, its Colchester base became a centre of excellence responsible for the design, development, manufacture and support of all products in its area of specialism. Fläkt Woods was formed through a merger with the previously GEC owned Woods, and the Fläkt air handling business owned by ABB.

“The company relocated to a new headquarters and manufacturing facilities in Colchester. That represents a huge Group investment and commitment to the UK operation.”

Paul Wenden
Engineering & Product Management Director
Fläkt Woods

Essex providing great international links

Based in Essex for 100 years, Fläkt Woods recognises Essex as an important location for logistics and recruitment.

“We’re a major exporter. We make extensive use of ports such as Harwich International Port to distribute our products to Europe, the Middle East and the Far East. We also import a significant number of other group products for distribution throughout the UK via the motorway network. Customer support is an integral part of our business, so London Stansted Airport is important for our service, sales and engineering teams who are visiting customers overseas.”

Paul Wenden
Engineering & Product Management Director
Fläkt Woods

Large-scale, skilled workforce

Fläkt Woods has invested heavily in a new research and development facility to enable them to maintain and develop their innovative range of products and solutions. Fläkt Woods is building on a tradition of specialist engineering skills in Essex and is well placed to succeed in global markets.

“Fläkt Woods has many long-term employees and a number of former employees have set up complementary businesses in the area, making the Colchester area ideal in terms of relevant expertise for air movement products. We recognise the benefit of access to local specialist skills so we maintain strong links with local schools and colleges to maintain the development of engineering knowledge.”

Paul Wenden
Engineering & Product Management Director
Fläkt Woods

Location

For more information, visit Fläkt Woods’ website here: www.flaktgroup.com/uk