2014 sees the 60th anniversary of Vortice Elettrosociali, Europe’s leading ventilation systems manufacturer with a UK office in Burton on Trent. In the aftermath of war, Attilio Pagani,an ingenious entrepreneur, identified the need for good ventilation in Italy’s homes. In 1954, in a warehouse in Viale Montenero, Milan, Pagani founded a company and a brand that, in just a few years, became renowned for its role in improving the quality of air and life in Italian houses through the supply of extractor fans.
The group’s first industrial site of 6,000 square metres opened in 1962 in Peschiera Borromeo, on the outskirts of Milan. Due to its successful growth, the company was forced to move to larger premises in Zoate di Tribiano (MI). These buildings still house the company headquarters today.
European expansion began in 1974, when Attilio Pagani opened a branch in Paris, soon followed in 1977, by a second unit in the UK. Today, the Vortice Group has three sales offices in France, England and Costa Rica, one production and trade company in China and one representative office in Russia.
The latest generation of products was designed to contribute to environmental sustainability and energy efficiency: today’s ranges of energy efficient MEVs and HRUs all share this target.
Since its inception, Vortice has always attributed great importance to aesthetics, maintaining constant collaborations with famous architects and designers such as De Matteis, Zanuso, Trabucco and Vecchi, winning numerous design awards over the years. The Vortice “Ariante” (1975) fan is shown at the MoMa, New York as an icon of Italian Design.
Today, Vortice is a market leader in the ventilation industry with an extensive range of products designed to ensure air quality and climate comfort: from relatively simple extractor fans to air conditioning units, air purifiers, dehumidifiers, infrared lamps, right up to highly complex heat recovery systems and air handling systems.
60 years on, the company operates, directly or through a network of distributors, in over 80 countries offering products, solutions and services appropriate to local circumstances. To find out more, visit www.vortice.ltd.uk