It’s our 30th anniversary!
70 years of ventilation innovation…
30 years ago, our managing director Tony Barry bought a van, left his job at a ventilation product manufacturing firm and set about creating a smoke control maintenance firm that would go on to lead the industry.
In this way he not only made this country’s smoke control systems more efficient, but also improved the image of an industry which – at the time – was more about call outs and repairs than system surveys, service specifications and collaborative working with modern, sustainability-focused facilities managers and construction professionals.
Thus formed Airvent – subsequently renamed as Brakel Airvent following a buy out from ventilation specialist Brakel Group – a company renowned for its vision: “light and air for comfort and safety”.
Brakel Airvent leads all others in the UK in the provision of whole life smoke control system maintenance and refurbishment, and has succeeded through its focus upon using innovation to excel at its four core values of Safety, Compliance, Savings and looking towards the Future.
Coincidentally 2017 represents the 40th anniversary of Brakel itself – today a market leader in the area of daylight access, fire safety and ventilation solutions, with sales in both Europe and further afield offering integral solutions for all types of building.
That’s why we’re celebrating the combined 70 years of experience in the ventilation and smoke control industries – assuring our customers that we’re the established, reliable and knowledgeable choice.