Air Compressors in Northamptonshire

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Northamptonshire is a county in the midlands that runs diagonally from near Oxford in the South East to near Cambridge in the North West. Apart from the county town of Northampton the major towns in Northamptonshire are Kettering, Corby and Daventry.

Historically, Northamptonshire has been famous for various forms of manufacturing, most importantly shoes. It is general y regarded as having been the boot and shoe capital of the world in the 18th Century. It was also very big in the iron and steel industry from the 1930’s onwards. Corby, just north of Northampton, was a steel town and at one stage had one of the biggest steel manufacturing companies in the UK.

With excellent communications (M1, M40, A14, A43) and being in the middle of the country many companies have set up logistics centres and warehouses in Northamptonshire. Being located near the car manufacturing centres of Birmingham and Oxford and also having several of the premier racetracks in the country within its county limits, Northamptonshire has become a world leader in Motorsport. It features Silverstone and Rockingham Speedway as circuits as well as several Formula One teams and motorsport engine manufacturers within the county.

With all this manufacturing in the county it is not surprising that Northampton has a high demand for compressed air. The specialist nature of most of the manufacturing now taking place in the county this means that the compressed air generally needs to be high quality. Additionally the usage of specialist gases such as Nitrogen is also growing across the county.


As manufacturing in Northamptonshire becomes more specialist the spec of the compressed air increases. This means that rather than using standard refrigerated dryers and oil lubricated compressors, increasingly customers demand oil free air compressors and high tech desiccant dryers with specialist filters. Nowadays, this type of equipment is readily available and whilst generally more expensive than the standard oil lubricated machines are of high quality, extremely reliable and generally very energy efficient. Air compressor technology has improved considerably over the past 20 years, improving machine quality, reliability and efficiency. There have also been many improvements in air compressor control technology, further adding to the overall efficiency of the compressed air system as a whole.


Air Equipment has two offices just outside Northamptonshire, one in Bicester, Oxfordshire, and one in Flitwick, Bedfordshire, making the anywhere in Northamptonshire within an hours drive and most of it much closer than that. With our team of 9 service engineers always out on the road we are operating within the county every day. Talk to us today about getting our factory trained service engineers to service your air compressors and auxiliary equipment.

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Air Equipment is your partner in compressed air. If you have a compressed air problem we can help you fix it.  Based near Milton Keynes we have additional offices in London and Bicester so cover most of the South East of England. We offer compressed air advice and guidance for all industries and companies big or small. We are official UK distributors for CompAir but also sell ABAC and Hydrovane air compressors as well as the specialist compressors from Ekom & Bambi. We offer a service and maintenance programme for all makes of compressor. We also have a specialist team that can advise, help design and install compressor and pipework installations, big or small.

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