Tansun infrared heaters are installed across the world, and well-known names such as Coca Cola, Heathrow, the Davis Cup and Tower Bridge are amongst their customers.
This year marks the 35th anniversary of radiant heating specialists Tansun. The company has gone from strength to strength since its early beginnings in 1982 when its founder Pete Rana shaped the future for short wave infrared heating and three years later teamed up with Philips to create the first infrared industrial heater.
Tansun has grown consistently through the years and by focusing like many businesses on a specialist area, it has provided the solution to a problem. In their case it has been to provide an efficient solution to heating buildings which are notoriously difficult to heat, such as factories, warehouses, gymnasiums and aircraft hangars.
At the same time, in the leisure field, Tansun has successfully developed a reputation for helping bars and restaurants to heat outside areas for alfresco dining whilst also increasing their revenue and customer experience.
“Tansun heaters are designed with two things in mind – quality and our customers’ needs.”
The company prides itself in its UK manufacturing based in West Bromwich yet Tansun’s business stretches across Europe and beyond, the company exporting to over 50 countries worldwide. Indeed, Pete was recognised for his success and was awarded an MBE in 2003. Tansun infrared heaters are installed across the world from America to Norway, and Australia to Paris, and well-known names such as Coca Cola, Heathrow, the Davis Cup, Tower Bridge and Tate & Lyle are amongst their customers.
Tansun is still very much at the leading edge of infrared heating development today as Pete explains: “Tansun heaters are designed with two things in mind – quality and our customers’ needs. Our heaters are manufactured to offer optimum heat performance all year round, with the largest range of domestic, commercial and industrial infrared heaters available in the world.”
Tansun was the first to develop full shortwave heating technology providing instant high frequency infra-red heat which is focused exactly where required. With their specially designed high intensity smooth parabolic reflectors and the use of premium lamp technology, Tansun heaters are the most efficient way to heat people indoors and outside, as 96% of the energy consumed is direct heat radiation.
Recent product development has seen Tansun working alongside the lighting manufacturer Osram to develop and manufacture its low-glare heating and has since gone on to develop no-glare heating in the form of its Tansun Eclipse product. And just two years ago in 2015, Tansun launched a range of ground-breaking ultra-low glare heaters, the Monaco and Bahama, which allow heating of large areas indoors and out with much less glare from the short wave quartz technology.
Tansun’s expertise extends beyond innovation, product design and performance to helping customers in the right choice of heaters for their project. Here Tansun offers a free heating design service to give advice on the best heating solution for a particular environment. The amount of heat needed for comfortable conditions depends upon the building type and use, activity, rate of air movement, design, temperature and area to be heated.
So where is Tansun going in the future? Pete comments again: “We continue to develop and innovate new products to expand our range and we will soon be launching a brand new product for the building market which will break new ground in efficient radiant heating.”