History of Fenner

More than 150 years of engineering excellence

Formed in 1998, FPT Group was set up to acquire the Fenner Power Transmission Division from Fenner Group in Hull which included rights to offer a range of Fenner power transmission produce. 

Once complete, the company concentrated on developing the key values of Fenner® power transmission products; the supply of premium quality hard wearing products, underpinned by the best in technical support. 

FPT has since been acquired by ERIKS Industrial Services who continue to develop the Fenner power transmission product range.


The Early Years

The Fenner® brand started life over 150 years ago in 1861 when Joseph Henry Fenner (J. H. Fenner) started his company to manufacture horse hair and leather power transmission belts. In 1921 Fenner began developing woven textile belting and was soon producing some of the finest transmission belting available in the market.

The J. H. Fenner grew consistently to become one of the largest suppliers in the country and the name became synonymous with quality hardwearing products, a feature that remains a corner stone of the brand today.


Industry Leaders

Many other complementary products have been added to the range over the years, either developed in J. H. Fenner's own R & D centres or based on existing technology from around the world. 

This led to the introduction to UK industry of such industrial standards as vee and wedge belt drives, Taper Lock® shaft fixings and mechanical variable speed drives. The common feature was always innovative, progressive products manufactured to the highest exacting standards. 

In the 1970's J. H. Fenner moved into bearings distribution with the acquisition of Dick Bearings to complement other power transmission products. Fenner® thereby acquired a distribution centre and 14 branches that combined with the existing branch network to form the first nation-wide bearings and power transmission service in the UK.

Brand Development

Under the management of FPT the Fenner® power transmission range has seen significant development with the launch of new products including chain and Quattro PLUS CRE (high power EPDM belts). Long established market leading products such as the Shaft Mounted Speed Reducer and Series M, C, F, and K geared drives range have been re-engineering to ensure that they will continue to set the standard that all others strive to match.

Following the Acquisition of FPT Group by ERIKS Group, the Fenner® power transmission range has continued to strengthen by returning to its core competence, providing rugged and reliable power transmission products to demanding manufacturers and maintenance engineers through a network of partners across the world.


Present Day and Future

Today the Fenner® name still remains synonymous with quality hardwearing products, a tribute to the designers and engineers who oversee the product ranges.


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