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CompAir Group
Engineering and Manufacturing
Industry Compressed air & Gas
Founded 1801 (as Holman Limited)
Headquarters Redditch, Worcestershire, England
Products Air and Gas compressors
£ 6.7 million
£ 231 million
Number of employees
Parent Gardner Denver

CompAir is an engineering and manufacturing company specialising in compressed air and gas systems. It is a division of NYSE-listed Gardner Denver.


CompAir was formed when Holman merged with BroomWade to produce "an organisation 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.

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Holmans Rock Drill from 1955 (taken from the 55 vol. of CSM Magazine)

from Invensys. Alchemy invested £41.4 million to fund a complete restructuring of the loss-making CompAir business, in return for a 67% shareholding.

  • October 2008 Alchemy sold Compair to Gardner Denver for a total of £200.6 million

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