Witt & Sohn

 

Established in 1945 as a specialist fan supplier to the German merchant shipbuilding industry, WITT has grown over the past 75 years to become one of the world’s leading suppliers of industrial high-performance fan technology and associated noise and vibration control. WITT is characterized above all by its customer focus, tailor-made solutions and strong engineering approach.

 

WITT’s well proven expertise in axial and centrifugal fan manufacture has made the Company a market leader in many specialized sectors. In addition to commercial and naval shipbuilding, WITT supplies highly efficient fans for tunnel ventilation, nuclear power plants, offshore facilities, industrial processes as well as customers in the environmental sector.

 

WITT offers multiple impellers for each fan type allowing the most economical configuration to be confidently selected. WITT’s manufacturing philosophy is committed to providing custom-created fan solutions within a fully computerized modular design framework. So far, the Company has equipped more than 100,000 industrial projects, 1,200 tunnel projects and 19,000 ships plus 75 nuclear power plants.

 

The Company is active in over 60 countries worldwide. With state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in Germany, the UK, and Switzerland, a joint venture in India, participations in Danish and Swedish fan companies as well as licensed manufacturing in Canada, Japan, Korea and Indonesia, in addition to a network of agents, WITT is able to supply products all over the world. About 85% of products are exported outside Germany.

 

Today, the Group is run in the third generation by Dr. Henrik T. Witt and Karsten C. Witt, grandsons of founder Willi Witt as well as Dr. Clemens Lorf.

 

1945

Established by Willi Witt as an engineering company in Eckernförde

 

1960

Prof. Dr. Hans Witt joined the Management Board

 

1968

  • Company headquarters moved to Pinneberg
  • First licenses granted to Japan

 

1986

Dr. Henrik Witt joined the Management Board

 

1987

First tunneling projects

 

1989

Karsten Witt joined the Management Board

 

1990

Market launch of the Christmas Tree®

 

1992

  • First licenses granted to South Korea
  • Certification according to DIN EN ISO 9001 Quality Management

 

1993

Fan Systems (UK) joined the group of companies

 

1994

First licenses granted to Canada

 

1997

Meidinger AG (CH) joined the group of companies

 

1998

  • LF-Ventilation (DK) joined the group of companies
  • Market launch of the Banana Jet®



2003

FläktComp Sweden AS (SW) joined the group of companies

 

2005

  • Alldays Peacock Ltd. joined the group of companies
  • 60 years Witt & Sohn

 

2008

  • Election of the Chairman of the Supervisory Board Ralf Rosenkranz
  • Witt India Pvt. Ltd. founded as a joint venture

 

2016

Market launch of highly efficient reversible blade profiles

 

2017

Certification according to DIN EN ISO 14001 Environmental Management

 

2018

Dr. Clemens Lorf joins the Executive Board

 

2019

Certification according to ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety Management

 

2020

75 years Witt & Sohn