About Soler & Palau Ventilation Group Worldwide
Soler & Palau Ventilation Group is the world's leading fan manufacturer. Soler & Palau can offer a range of ventilation products benefiting from over 60 years of experience within the industry. The company's impressive, long-term growth is the results of a straightforward philosophy – develop an air-moving product that effectively and efficiently meets the needs of the customer, supported by unparalleled engineering, distribution and service.
In 1951 Eduard Soler and Josep Palau, both born in Ripoll, Spain, founded the company Soler & Palau (S&P). From the very start, the business proved to be their vocation. Together they combined their extensive knowledge and flair to ensure the auspicious launch of their business project. There is continual in-house product development with state-of-the-art technology and a continued program of in-house laboratory certifications.
Currently S&P's R&D, manufacturing and distribution facilities occupy a total of 1.1 million square feet, with offices and locations around the globe. S&P products can be found in virtually any commercial or residential application, ranging from innovative, quiet and reliable room ventilators to large diameter, high capacity exhaust systems designed for critical applications in some of the world's harshest environments.
We began our tradition of quality in the 1940's as Jenn-Aire, a small company in Indianapolis, Indiana, started by a man named Lou Jenn. It was Jenn-Aire who pioneered the industry's first spun aluminum exhaust fans over 60 years ago! A strong commitment to providing quality products and a dedication to serving the industry and the community quickly lead Jenn-Aire to become the industry's largest manufacturer. In 1960, Lou Jenn invented and patented the unique cooking stove that we all know today as the Jenn-Aire range. As a result of the company's success, a commercial division was formed called Jenn Industries to continue building fans while the stoves were constructed under the Jenn-Aire name. In 1978, the Carrier Corporation bought both divisions from Lou Jenn. Shortly after Maytag Corporation bought Jenn Industries and Jenn-Aire from Carrier who was bought by United, Technologies.
In 1988, Maytag retained the Jenn-Aire stove division but sold the fan division, Jenn Industries, to Snyder General, who changed the name to JennFan and moved the manufacturing plant to Snyder General and moved the manufacturing from Alabama to Jacksonville, Florida; three years after that JennFan was changed to the present day name JencoFan.
Finally, in 2004, JencoFan was acquired by Soler & Palau Ventilation Group (S&P) based in Barcelona, Spain. Today, our state of the art manufacturing technology and engineering, and an atmosphere that are enabling us to satisfy the industry demands for better products, better support, and better value.