2014 sees the 60th anniversary of ventilation systems manufacturer, Vortice Elettrosociali.

Vortice was formed in the aftermath of war, when founder Attilio Pagani saw the need for good ventilation in Italy's homes. European expansion later began in the 1970s, with a unit opening in the UK in 1977. The company now operates in over 80 countries.

Kevin Hippey, general manager of Vortice, said: “The last 60 years has seen tremendous technological advances in ventilation systems with Vortice leading the way. We look forward to the next 60 years in business and implementing our strategy to develop further opportunities around the globe to serve emerging markets.”