The legacy of german craftsmanship continues with CLEANFIX: The evolution of reversible cooling fan.
Steffen H√§gele strengthening the management
Having newly joined his eldest brother Benjamin as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the successful family enterprise, ‚Äúit‚Äôs such an honor‚ÄĚ for Steffen Haegele to help lead the organization and its various properties into the next and future stages.
Since January 2017 Benjamin H√§gele has been supporting the management of the successful family enterprise H√§gele GmbH as 2nd managing director, in addition to his father Karl H√§gele. From 2009 to 2011 Benjamin H√§gele lived in Canada to establish there the branch in Stratford. Already since 2009 he was acting successfully as managing director in Stratford/Canada, and since 2012 he did the same job in Ankara/Turkey.
Fan test stations, heat bath, acid bath, climatic chamber, leak test station (for fans and components), test stand for electrical components.
Good business makes further property investment a necessity! At the new site in Stratford, Canada can evolve Cleanfix over the years.
Launch of hydraulic reversible fans. The fan is now also sealed in the case of leakage with the patented smart seal system.
Investments are again made in CNC manufacturing for major components.
Thanks to a new housing coupled with a new blade, a Cleanfix reversible fan is created with a diameter of up to 1300mm.
Customer satisfaction is important to us: Therefore CLEANFIX starts its own production, sales and service centre in Turkey through the establishment of the company CLEANFIX Makina.
Customer orientation is a part of the CLEANFIX concept: CLEANFIX North America Ltd. starts in Canadian Stratford in its own building with manufacturing, service and operations.
Another highlight of this year is the DLG Silver Medal, which is awarded for the CLEANFIX Pulstronic reversible fan at Agritechnica in Germany.
A separate wind tunnel is developed and put into operation in collaboration with the University of Karlsruhe.
The headquarters in Germany moves into a new building.
In this year the company is investing heavily in CNC and automation technology. This is to self-manufacture components of the Cleanfix reversible fan.
Cleanfix develops the Flex-Tips. The CLEANFIX reversible fan becomes even more efficient.
New fan hubs are created.
The company is certified pursuant to ISO 9001 standards.
The CLEANFIX VP (variable pitch) reversible fan is introduced. This can thermostatically adapt its blades to cooling requirements.
The distribution of CLEANFIX reversible fans develops worldwide.
The CLEANFIX reversible fan is awarded a gold medal at Agritechnica in Hannover, Germany.
The first CLEANFIX reversible fan is developed and a patent is applied for. Trademark registration of the brand CLEANFIX¬ģ.
1990 -¬†H√§gele GmbH is established
The brothers Karl and Martin H√§gele are positioned as Managing Directors.
Continuous developments and conversions are made to agriculture machines in the 80s, where retrofit solutions mainly emerge: Schwenkfix, a device for a safe pivoting of rotary mowers from working to transport position. Swingstop, a hydro-pneumatic lift- and front loader suspension allows 40 km/h tractors to drive 40km/h with accessory equipment for the first time. Open view tractors are designed and rebuilt. The cab suspension is developed and presented at Agritechnica in the early 90s.
The agricultural machinery company Frank in Schorndorf, Germany, is bought by H√§gele.
1958 -¬†How it all began
The company founder, Ludwig H√§gele, set up an agricultural machinery shop in G√∂ggingen, Germany.
CLEANFIX reversible fans
CLEANFIX is revolutionizing engine-cooling systems. Our multi-patented reversing fan solutions clean radiators, contribute to optimal cooling and extend the lives of machines in high-dust environments. CLEANFIX enables for less downtime, significant fuel savings and increased efficiency of an operation.
CLEANFIX fans are used in a wide range of construction, municipal, agricultural, forestry, waste and recycling machines, such as tractors, harvesters, combines, sprayers, handlers, excavators, wheel loaders, dozers, skid steers, and a variety of other industrial equipment. Our innovative ventilators help to prevent problems associated with overheating and engine inefficiencies.
The quality and high-performance of CLEANFIX reverse fan systems have been endorsed by market-leading manufacturers, such as AGCO (FENDT, VALTRA), CNH (NEW HOLLAND, CASE IH), JCB, JOHN DEERE, KOMATSU, MERCEDES-BENZ, MERLO, BOMAG FAYAT GROUP, VOLVO, KRONE, MANITOU, CLAAS and OXBO. All of these manufacturers either include CLEANFIX fans as a standard or optional application in their product offering.
CLEANFIX has three global engineering and manufacturing sites and serves customers in more than 25 countries.