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Vent-Axia is a British manufacturer of ventilation, heating and air conditioning equipment. Located in Manor Royal, Crawley, West Sussex.[1] The company has been operating since 1936, when the company invented the world's first electronically operated window fan.[2]Template:Primary source inline


The company was originally incorporated on 28 January 1933, and as Vent-Axia Limited private company on 4 April 1936, to produce and sell ventilation equipment.[3][4] During World War II, the company was scheduled under the Essential Works Orders, and most of the output was for government departments or government contracts.

In May 1946, the company acquired a new factory in Putney with 18,000 sq ft of floor space. In 1947, the company became a public company with shareholders.[4] In 1957, the company, along with subsidiary Axia Fans, agreed a ninety nine year lease on a new 4.5 acre site at Manor Royal in Crawley.[5]


Vent-Axia introduced the world’s first Safety Extra Low Voltage (SELV) fan in 1992. SELV was designed for the extra safety that is required in domestic bathrooms.[2]Template:Primary source inline


  1. Vent-Axia Limited: Private Company Information - BusinessWeek
  2. 2.0 2.1 Vent-Axia - History and Heritage
  3. "VENT-AXIA LIMITED". Retrieved 2 May 2016. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Vent-Axia Limited." Times [London, England] 2 June 1948: 7. The Times Digital Archive. Web. 26 Apr. 2014.
  5. "Vent-Axia Limited." Times [London, England] 31 July 1958: 15. The Times Digital Archive. Web. 26 Apr. 2014

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