About Us

CFW Fans was founded as Continental Fan Works in 1966. Expansion and diversification led to the formation of the CFW Industries group in 1991, which consists of CFW Industries, CFW Fans, CFW Environmental and CFW Projects.

In partnering with our clients and other air technology providers, we seek to explore and find synergies, build mutually beneficial relationships and develop solutions which will best address the needs of our customers. Our commitment to excellence has attracted companies conducting operations throughout Southern Africa, as well as the United States, Australia, China, India, Germany and France. Our clients represent the following sectors and industries:

  • Mining

  • Power generation

  • Industrial processing

  • Agriculture

  • Marine

  • Industrial ventilation / HVAC

  • Automotive

  • Commercial


CFW is an SABS ISO 9001 quality management system certified company. The innovation and production of quality products that can withstand the rigours of modern industrial duty has been an essential building block in the success of CFW Fans.


Our manufacturing facility is constantly upgraded to incorporate the latest manufacturing methods and CNC machinery (CAD/CAM equipment), thus ensuring competitiveness, consistency and quality.

Facilities include:

  • CNC Forming

  • Aluminium Foundry

  • CNC Punching & Bending

  • CNC Laser Cutting System

  • Dynamic Balancing in factory and on site

  • CNC Lathes & Machining Centre

  • Fan Testing Facility to ISO 5801 Test Standard

  • Flame Cutting & Welding (MMA, MIG/MAG & TIG)

  • Mild & Stainless Steel Plate & Sheet Metal Fabrication

Customer Service

A solutions-driven sales approach, combined with dedication to after-sales service, has gained CFW Fans the reputation of being a company that stands by its products. From original enquiry through purchase order to after-sales service, we remain committed to customer satisfaction.

A consulting service is offered to those customers requiring design assistance. Products are distributed to our markets either directly from our Cape Town or Johannesburg depots or via well-established agencies in key areas.

Product Design and Development

A wide range of documented, pre-engineered fans is available which have been designed and tested to ISO 5801 and BS 848 Part 1 in our Research and Development facility. Years of experience and close association with various authorities in the fields of fluid flow, thermodynamics, noise control and machine design has contributed significantly to the pool of intellectual property held by the company. Custom fans for unique applications are designed and developed using structured and fluid dynamics and proprietary design software.

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