2 is dedicated to our 2 founders: Ray Ball and Ray Stokes who started the foundations of Elta Group back in the ‘Swinging Sixties’ and allowed us to become the international business we are today.
Over the last 20 years, 3 generations of founder, Ray Ball’s family have worked for us, with his son and granddaughter still working for the company today! You can see Ray Ball on the far left of the photo with 2 older generations of the same family.
We’re proud to be an international group with 5 brands in Africa:
Air Movement Equipment, Air Movement Supplies, Elta Fans Building Services, Hydor Building Services and Q-Tech.
For number 6 we’ve put together our
6 favourite views from Elta Group locations around the world. Our favourites are Salisbury, Christchurch, Cape Town, Sydney, Kuala Lumpur and Perth. It’s great to see Elta Group businesses in such beautiful places!
The companies that make up Elta Group are constantly expanding and improving and Fantech in Australia is no exception to this – 7 years ago they opened their brand new 10,000sqm head office in Dandenong, South-East Melbourne. The facility includes warehousing, assembly, testing facilities amongst other departments and has definitely had a positive effect on the company over the last 7 years.
Our brands have a long-established presence in the air movement and ventilation industry in Europe that has been developed over the last 20 years. This wouldn’t be possible without the hard working staff within the 8 head offices across the continent.
We’re using number 9 in our count up to 20 years of Elta Group to celebrate the
9 countries our businesses are present in; Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, England, Italy, South Africa, Malaysia, Australasia, Tasmania* and New Zealand.
*(We know Tasmania isn’t technically a country but it’s out on it’s own in the Southern Ocean and we feel sorry for it!)
From 2 founders to almost 700 employees, Elta Group has grown significantly in the last 20 years! We’re dedicating number 10, in our count, to all of our employees with this 10-second video showing staff from all around the group. We’re proud of their work ethic and their individual, and team, achievements every day.
Elta Group has been present in Australasia since 1998, beginning with Fantech. We now have 11 brands in the region, operating across 20 different sites and are proud to offer products for all applications and customers from professional consultants to DIY enthusiasts.
The foundations of Elta Group were built on the innovation of 1 product: a stackable glass fibre roof extract unit. Today, our businesses and brands have hundreds of products across 12 diverse product categories
It has been 13 years this year since agriculture industry experts, Hydor joined the group. Not only are they the oldest company within the group, they also have the longest serving employee- Dennis Farr who has been with Hydor for over 50 years!
We’re committed to our goal of enhancing life through air® and constantly strive to improve and expand our reach in order to achieve this. We now have 14 brands in Europe offering products that suit a wide range of applications.
Standards are extremely important to us. Our international businesses and brands are recognised and respected names in their markets. Their drive for excellence has led to our businesses establishing 15 manufacturing plants internationally over the last 20 years, where we can ensure the high quality of every product that goes through the door.
After 20 years with the same identity, we decided to rebrand in 2016 to coincide with our 20th birthday celebrations. The rebrand involved a brand new identity and logo which was launched at the Mostra Convegno exhibition in Milan in March 2016.
We’ve launched a number of new brands over 20 years but one that has made particular impact is Elta Select, which celebrates its 17th anniversary this year. Elta Select offers one of the widest ranges of H&V products on the market today and is trusted by customers in the UK, Australaisa and beyond to deliver ErP-compliant air movement solutions of the highest quality.
For number 18 in our count, we celebrate our international reach – the biggest distance between 2 of our businesses is a massive 18,000km from Dublin, Republic of Ireland to Christchurch, New Zealand!
For 20 years we’ve been a proudly independent, family-owned group with foundations built on an entrepreneurial spirit and clear vision of meeting market needs and improving air quality. We are proud of the achievements of our businesses and brands over the last 2 decades, long may it continue…