3 generations of commitment
Our company is an independent family owned business with a proud history, which began over 80 years ago. Being in the third generation, we have always retained the spirit, grit, innovation and perseverance of our founders. Our love of providing OEM manufacturers with smart solutions has helped us grow into what we are today - a global leader of technical innovation in modular axial fan solutions.
Originally founded 1928 in Insterburg, the company Karberg & Hennemann relocated in 1936 to Hamburg. The two founders Kurt Hennemann and Erik Karberg traded in marine equipment.
Cooperation agreement with the Danish company F.S. Andersen for the development, manufacturing and sales of axial fans under the brand name Multi-Wing
The second generation, Christian and Jens Hogrefe (step sons of Kurt Hennemann), join the company
Patent No. 21 13 189 awarded for the first hollow plastic blade profiles
Patent No. 24 39 767 for the adjustable pitch-angle together with the new hub system Z-root, sets the new world standard
Launch of the first injection molded one-piece fans (V series)
Launch of the first blade profile for reverse airflow (R series)
The third generation, Patrick und Sven Hogrefe, join the company
Launch of the first circular-arc blade profile (K series)
Termination of the cooperation with F.S. Andersen and formation of axial fan division
Introduction of fan selection software WingFan SELECT
Launch of the first three blade profiles with sickle geometry (S series)
The axial fan division splits from the oil filter division by forming WingFan Ltd. & Co.KG
Subsidiary in the USA is opened (Rock Hill, S.C.)
Patrick Hogrefe acquires all shares of WingFan and becomes sole shareholder
Subsidiary in China is opened (Suzhou, 90 km from Shanghai Airport)
Launch of the new hub and blade series with Y-root
UK distributor is acquired, forming our third subsidiary (Leicester)
Subsidiary in India is opened (Bhiwandi, 60 km from Mumbai Airport)
Cooperation with BorgWarner introduces fan clutches into the line-up
WingFan relocates to a modern facility with tripled floor space to accommodate for the rapid company growth
Subsidiary in Brazil is opened (Americana, Sao Paolo State)
WingFan Australia joins the team
BLEX®, the revolutionary blade extension technology is introduced
WingFan Poland joins the team
S38Z high pressure blade profile is released. The S38Z axial fans deliver the highest pressures of its class!
S13H high pressure blade profile is released. The S13H axial fans bring the high pressures of the S38Z to the H-hub class!