The History of Fenners



15 Whitefriargate, Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU1 2ER


J.H. Fenner & Company was founded 160 years ago in the old town of Hull. The original products were of leather, for use with horses, but expertise with that material was later applied to transmission belting for all areas of industry.


After a hundred years, the Company was a world leader in power transmission, perhaps most famously by vee belt drives but also by many other means, boasting that "Fenner keeps the wheels of industry turning"


Cut to the present day and that world leadership is in heavy conveyor belting for mines and quarries, with Fenner maintaining a headquarters and manufacturing in Hull whilst being part of a large multi national conglomerate.


This presentation illustrates that 160 year history and includes some personal anecdotes from the speaker's 50+ years of working for the Company and with the Fenner brand.


Event Times

Friday 10 September: 11.00

Booking Details

No booking required

Access

Stairs to first floor only.

COVID-19 Considerations

This event will run in line with local & national government guidelines at the time of the festival.

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15 WHITEFRIARGATE, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, HU1 2ER