The company has gone from strength to strength since its beginnings in 1982 when founder Pete Rana started producing short wave infrared heating. Three years later he teamed up with electrical giant Philips to create the first infrared industrial heater.
Tansun has grown by providing a solution to a specialist problem: providing an efficient solution for 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.
The company prides itself in its UK manufacturing base, on the Ridgacre Enterprise Park in West Bromwich, yet Tansun’s business stretches across Europe and beyond. The company exports to over 50 countries worldwide.
Pete Rana was recognised for his success and awarded an MBE in 2003 for services to industry and international trade. Tansun infrared heaters are installed across the world from America to Norway, and Australia to Paris, while its customer list includes Coca Cola, Heathrow, the Davis Cup, Tower Bridge and Tate & Lyle.
Tansun is still at the leading edge of infrared heating development today, said Pete Rana. “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 specially designed high intensity smooth parabolic reflectors and the use of premium lamp technology, Tansun says its heaters are the most efficient way to heat people indoors and outside, as 96 per cent 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, developing 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.
Looking to the future, Pete Rana said: “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."