Who We Are
CompAir South Africa is a wholly owned subsidiary within the Gardner Denver Group of companies, a leading international compressor company. CompAir SA sells, services and hires air compressors (diesel and electrical), parts, filters, dryers, control equipment, rockdrills and related products as well as assisting with vacuum pumps and blowers, to all industries via its extensive branch and distributor network that services Africa. CompAir SA strives to achieve customer satisfaction by continually improving processes and services, to ensure that the company consistently meets or exceeds its customer requirements. Research to this effect is ongoing.
CompAir SA aims to offer services of superior quality, maintains excellent workmanship and has outstanding client service and support in order to gain and maintain the status of Preferred Supplier of Air Compressor Systems in South Africa. CompAir SA is committed to creating and maintaining an environment where its employees may perform their activities in a healthy and safe manner.
A program has been established to facilitate the minimisation of risks pertaining to personal injuries, occupational diseases, damage/loss of company property and equipment. It strives to ensure that it does not adversely impact on the environment by an effective waste management program. CompAir has had many successes, particularly within the mining and automotive sectors. CompAir’s impact has been felt throughout the industry, large and small. The company aims to continue servicing its clients and attract more clients through its superior services and focus on the compressed air industry including the mining, manufacturing and construction sector.
COMPANY STATISTICS / DEMOGRAPHICS / HISTORY
Year founded: 1927 (South Africa) and can trace routes back to end of 19th century
Branches: Four - Wadeville (Head office), Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth
Authorised distributors: See Distributor listings.
BUSINESS AND FINANCE
Holding company: CompAir Holdings UK Limited
Bank: Standard Bank
Customer base: 2 500 active customers; approximately 10 000 installed units
Major accounts: Impala Platinum, Aquarius Platinum, Shaft Sinkers, Murray & Roberts, Chep SA, Volkswagen, Toyota, Nampak, Consol Glass, Eskom.
NATURE OF BUSINESS
Activity: Sales, service and hire of compressed air systems, parts, air dryers, receivers, coolers, filtration system, reticulations, vacuum pumps and blowers, advisory services as well as rockdrills (drills and breakers).
Products/services offered: CompAir brands include the following current and legacy brands: Gardner Denver, Belliss & Morcom, Hydrovane, Broomwade, Mako, Reavell and Holman. We support Robuschi and Elmo Rietschle brands. The company is the sole distributor for Cameron Compression Systems (Cooper Turbo compressors) and Sullivan portable compressors in South Africa. BORA Rockdrills form part of the product offering and are made in South Africa.
Exports: Sub-Saharan Africa - direct/through selected local distributors
CONTRACTS AND AWARDS
Industrial standards: ISO 9001 : 2008
Environmental health and safety standards: Internal OHS Integrated System
Company awards 2006/07: CompAir Hydrovane Sales Company of the Year; EMEA Sales Company of the Year
TRAINING AND CSI
Training: Ongoing in-house technical certification program by international technical training manager and on-line training booking system;
Educational training and development programs with an emphasis on previously disadvantaged people;
Technical apprentice scheme with bias towards previously disadvantaged candidates;
CSI: Sponsor tertiary education to selected previously disadvantaged employees' children, My Maths Buddy maths dictionary donation to Sekgutlong Primary School, Habitat for Humanity, SA Guide Dogs Association, Compass Home in Edenvale, LOFOB in Cape Town.
CompAir - Intelligent Air Technology