CompAir stands for continuous innovation and development of compressors and compressed air equipment.

Ground breaking compressed air technologies, such as Ultima, deliver superb efficiency and performance. Plus with the dedicated in-house airend manufacturing CompAir is able to specifically influence the performance of the compressor to achieve the highest levels of reliability and efficiency.

The company has been at the forefront of air compressor technology for many decades & we now also produce our own in-house air treatment ranges to supply the complete compressed air network package.

Compressors are often the forgotten heroes of the industrial world and here at CompAir we celebrate this long-standing culture of technology and engineering, by creating super energy efficient, ground breaking products to match our customers demands to use less energy in their processes & to offer compressed air for a sustainable future.

Customers globally trust in the expertise and experience of CompAir.

200 years of experience in the marketplace

The origins of CompAir can be traced back to two British companies, Holman and BroomWade, with over 200 years of experience in the marketplace. The brand is now owned by Ingersoll Rand.


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A CompAir cyclon compressor from the 1980's - the original variable speed compressor

Harry Skeet Broom left - BroomWade founder and son Dick Broom c1940

Harry Skeet Broom (HSB) left - BroomWade founder and son Dick Broom c1940

Click here to download a pdf of the book "A Recorded History of CompAir BroomWade". This was written in 1998 to celebrate the Centenary of BroomWade (1898 - 1998).

As explained in the book, CompAir was actually formed when Holman merged with BroomWade to produce "an organization with the resources to compete effectively in world markets.... the name of the group was the International Compressed Air Corporation. Four years later the name was changed to CompAir, the title acquired from the BroomWade apprentices, it was title of their magazine. They were paid the handsome sum of £50 for the name..."

This book provides a compelling insight into the early days of the compressed air industry and the way the company evolved over the years. There is some rare archive video footage of the factory at High Wycombe UK from the late 1930's where HSB as he was known (see above image, left) would have been at the helm of the company, it shows the manufacturing of compressors on the shop floor.

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