Fanox is a specialist in the Design and Manufacture of Protection and Control devices for Low and Medium Voltage.

Founded in 1992, we are committed to designing and manufacturing High-quality and Reliable Protection Relays that are currently distributed in markets around the world.

Research and Innovation are the cornerstones of our philosophy, investing substantial resources in design engineering (R&D&I).

The energy transition facing the electricity sector has as one of its objectives the increase of Renewable Energies. This leads us to a more flexible and decentralized electricity system that is impossible to manage without a digital transformation of the sector.

Fanox, for years, has been committed to a product that allows facing this digitalization with assurances.

Today Fanox has manufactured only in the past year 2021 more than 60,000 Medium Voltage Relays, increasing considerably in 2022, getting Approvals and Certifications in many of the major utilities, being an honor to provide Technology and Protection worldwide..

All our relays incorporate the new market trends: remote communication, a greater number of protection and control functions, the introduction of self-designed software to control each of the devices… All these improvements, at competitive prices, are aimed at facilitating the implementation of the Smart Grid and predictive maintenance of the Grid, which is the short-term future of the sector.

Because of the many changes in protection devices over the years, it is important to deal with a company that understands exactly what your installation requires. We do. At Fanox, we’ll help you find the specific relays you need. And for that we have specific in-house testing equipment that guarantees the highest quality.

Our goal is to make electrical power safer.

Fanox has a workforce that stands out for being highly specialized and qualified because they are all focused on a common goal: commitment, proactivity, and dynamism.

At Fanox, we are strongly committed to encouraging our employees to achieve their goals, always instilling the values of Fanox and the importance of the whole team rowing in the same direction and with a common goal.

Achieving a workforce like this is no easy task. Still, Fanox emphasizes the importance of good people management daily, highlighting practices such as “Empowerment,” which refers to the transmission of power, authority, and responsibility to workers to increase their autonomy and personal satisfaction or efficient and quality monitoring to help prioritize and understand not only the essential aspects of the company but also how the worker feels daily.

We have more than 30 years of experience behind us. We have an agile organization that responds quickly and is focused on development. Innovation makes our commitment to our clients unbreakable. And for this, the team of people who make up Fanox are strongly motivated and prepared.

FANOX’s human team has experienced significant growth in the last decade, becoming a highly specialized staff with a great capacity for adaptation and evolution. This multidisciplinary team responds to the business challenges posed by FANOX in its Strategic Plan. It is a challenge that has its principal value in people and integrity.

Specifically, the R+D+i department represents 1/3 of the staff: highly qualified Hardware, Firmware, Software, and Mechanical Engineers. They not only offer a swift reaction for the reengineering of products, adapting them to new trends and demands but also, thanks to daily work analyzing the growing needs of the electrical network and betting on new designs.

Relying on a strategy of constant growth, a consolidated management capacity, and a highly technological potential, Fanox faces the future with a solid perspective, where we can successfully face any challenge that comes our way.

We are celebrating our 30th anniversary.

Fanox was founded in 1992, in Beaz, by Francisco Gomez, building a historic family business with the clear objective of bringing innovation to the electrical sector. Francisco came from Low Voltage. That’s why Fanox, in the beginning, designed Protection and Control Relays for Motor Generators, Pumps, earth faults, control and metering, voltage etc.

The focus was on electronics applied to protection relays. Robust commercial ties were established with customers who, when they chose Fanox, stayed with Fanox. They are still there today, and from time to time, we find installations with Fanox relays from 25 years ago that is still working efficiently.

The electrical power system undergoes constant transformations to provide uninterrupted supply to the growing demand for energy. We no longer depend on large generation plants, and small decentralized energy sources are appearing, closer to the consumers. This fact brings complexity to the network and, with it, the solutions of companies like FANOX, dedicated to the protection of the electrical network, take an important role in the day to day of all, as energy consumers. The mission of a protection relay is to ensure the continuous supply of energy.

20 years ago we realized the great potential of SELF-POWERED TECHNOLOGY. This solution means that there is no need for auxiliary voltage to power the relay, since it is powered by the energy obtained from the line it is protecting. It means a significant reduction in the maintenance of the transformer substations. And we became an international reference, making the leap to Medium Voltage.

Then Fanox faced the future with FLEXIBILITY to evolve, with the mind set on new customers, requirements, and market opportunities.

Visualizing the future of Renewable Energies, we prepared for it. Our relays are perfectly adapted to any installation, and this increase in renewable energies leads to the transformation that is taking place in the electrical system to an increasingly decentralized system.

Fanox’s transformation process has been in the making over the years, but 4 years ago, in anticipation of the established strategic sales plan, a significant investment was made in the IT department and Application department. Not only did the staff increase, but these new means are included in the so-called Industry 4.0, which significantly improved the time and quality of the production process with features such as artificial vision and artificial intelligence.

At Fanox, we aim to offer our customers around the world the most advanced developments in protection, control, and communication devices, helping to improve the efficiency and productivity of our customers sustainably, achieving significant energy and maintenance savings.

Fanox’s technological capacity, knowledge, and experience accumulated in multiple applications allow us to provide state-of-the-art solutions for the future, with innovation and quality being the standards of our services and products.

We build long-term, mutually value-creating relationships with our customers and suppliers. We have always been committed to attracting and retaining the best and most specialized professionals, offering our employees a good working environment and excellent development opportunities.

Our goal is to continue to form an effective and efficient work group, where they can put their knowledge and experience into practice, and thus contribute to the growth of the company, taking on challenges and achieving the established goals.

The most important applications are:

  • Medium Voltage Switchgears; Self-powered solutions SIA-B Specific / SIA-B Standard and SIA-C (where we are a worldwide reference with more than 60000 relays installed), Overcurrent and Earth fault Protections SIA-F and Feeder Protections SIL-A and SIL-G and SIL-C
  • Solar and Photovoltaic Renewable Energies: The electrical power system undergoes constant transformations to provide uninterrupted supply to the growing energy demand. We no longer depend on large generation plants, and small decentralized energy sources are appearing, closer to consumers. This has been an opportunity for Fanox to install hundreds of relays in this type of installation. Depending on the point where the Protection Relays are installed, they stand out:
    • Self-powered relays (SIA-B Specific / SIA-B Standad and SIA-C) as main protection of the wind turbine or as a backup in case the main protection (not self-powered) ceases to be operational due to loss of auxiliary voltage or batteries.
    • Feeder Relays (SIL-A): for inverter protection in photovoltaic solutions.
    • Feeder Relays (SIL-G and SIL-C): for the protection of the batteries in photovoltaic solutions or in the interconnection with the grid.
  • Aerial Solutions: This is the newest line of business that Fanox has bet on. This business is not yet very advanced in Europe as the distribution network meshes, but it is common in the USA, South America, and Southeast Asia as they have long distribution lines to supply rural areas.For this purpose, Fanox has SIR-A and SIR-C Relays, having won important customers and having already entered into approval processes in large electrical utilities and OEMs in the world.

HAZITEK – ENPRESA I+G BULTZATZEKO LAGUNTZA PROGRAMA
AID PROGRAM FOR BUSINESS R&D SUPPORT – HAZITEK
KOFINANTZATUTAKO ERAGIKETA / CO-FINANCED ACTION:
Proyecto nº ZL-2018/00781- CAPME proiektua
Proyecto nº ZL-2019/00828 – CAPME proiektua
Proyecto ZL-2020/00372 – CAPME proiektua

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Department of Economic and Territorial Development 2020
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THIS PROJECT HAS BEEN FINANCED BY THE PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT OF BIZKAIA WITHIN THE INTERNATIONALIZATION PROGRAM 2022.
FINANCED ACTION:
Project 6/12/IT/2022/00033 – Internationalization in Pakistan.

Customized products and Brand Labeling

Every day an increasing number of companies are considering the option of outsourcing their design and product development.

Fanox is the perfect technology partner to carry out these activities. Our R&D department is prepared to operate as an integral part of our clients business – adapting to their needs by developing custom designs.

Fanox is a leader in the customization of products for reputable manufacturers, and we offer added value at a very competitive price. Fanox provides additional performance characteristics to the equipment thanks to continuous improvement of electronics – spear heading a rapidly moving technology sector.

We have high expertise in the area of electronics related to:

  • Protection

  • Control

  • Measurement

  • Communication

We provide you with important assets of high skills and experience in:

  1. Systems Engineering (Hardware, Software and Communication)
  2. Ability to adapt to different protocols (RTU’s)
  3. Conformity and adaptation to international standards
  4. Design of systems and schemes tailored to the needs of customers
  5. Prototype design and production
  6. Testing Delivery of finished product – Brand Labelling

Some of our custom developments:

  • Digital controller for fan coil units, which includes power and alarm management functions, which is incorporated in centralized control systems for hotels and large office buildings through Modbus communication protocol.
  • Control equipment for electric transformer substations, which set levels of communication speed and immunity to external disturbances beyond the reach of any industrial PLC.
  • Load limiter for lifting systems being used by leading manufacturers of overhead cranes and lifting platforms.
  • Control and management of SF6 Swithgear for high/medium voltage substations.
  • 3-Phase distribution line switch disconnection with incorporated Electronic Sectionaliser.
  • Fault passage detection system and geographical location of power failures in the section between an electrical substation and the consumer. Designed to detect faults in medium and high voltage, with remote real-time indication at Control Centre.
  • Management Systems for Zigbee Communication protocols.

Resting on a strategy of sustainable growth, solid management capabilities and a very high technological potential, Fanox meets the future with a solid outlook, where we will be able to respond successfully to challenges thrown at us. With the Quality Management System based on ISO 14001:2015 Fanox guarantees the highest quality services and products to its customers’ satisfaction.

Fanox products meet the most relevant international standards. We carry the CE marking and have UL approvals (Underwriters Laboratories) for USA, c-UL for Canada and the PTB (Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt) for EEx e motors working in explosive atmospheres (ATEX Certified).

Fanox’ human resources have undergone a tremendous growth over the past decade, becoming a highly specialized team with high capacity for adaptation and development. It is a multicultural team which faces the challenges set by a strategic business plan which has its people and integrity as its main values.