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Compressed air generation

Knowledge, expertise and the right equipment are essential when selecting your source of compressed air. Thorite is the major solutions provider in this field and has been for over half a century.

Thorite is the UK's leading supplier of air compressors and compressed air systems. We offer customers the most comprehensive range of market leading, cost-effective equipment in the UK. By specialising in the installation and maintenance of compressed air systems we provide total factory solutions.


Our highly experienced team provide solutions assisting in all aspects of selection and specification. By focusing on energy saving for your business and its environmental needs, we provide you with the most cost effective and environmentally acceptable solution.

Product range

We feature the UK's most comprehensive range of products covering all aspects of compressed air generation and management, such as:


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All our air generation products are represented by the very best from top industrial fluid and air system manufacturers such as Compair, HPC, Hydrovane, Parker domnick hunter, JunAir, OMI, Hiross Zander, Becker, Busch, and Rietschle


Having arrived at a final specification we will take care of your:

  • installation - electrical and pipework
  • ducting - for supplying cool air for compression and heat removal/reclamation as an energy efficient secondary factory heat source
  • tailored maintenance program - put in place to ensure economic and trouble free performance and taken care of by our team of trained engineers
  • spares - £1/3 million worth of genuine manufacturers spares available off the shelf for same day delivery anywhere in the UK
  • pressure systems safety regulations - in ensuring our work complies with "Pressure Systems Safety Regulations" (PSSR) we will produce the necessary documentation, written scheme of examination, and drawings to comply with PSSR.
  • compressor hire - whatever the problem is: urgent breakdown, shortage of air, delay prior to a new installation, or any short term requirement, we offer a fleet of industrial hire compressors with wide ranging cfm outputs at reasonable prices
  • compressor rental - the cost effective alternative to buying a compressor. Follow this link for details
  • re-conditioned compressors - all equipment is supplied with 6 months parts and labour warranty subject to a service agreement with us.

Guidance on air quality

Thorite can offer guidance on preventing process contamination often found in food factories, hospitals, dentists, pharmaceuticals, packaging, electronics, and paint spraying.

These applications, and many more, are now governed either by application requirements, the threat of litigation/bad publicity, and ever increasing legislation e.g. the food hygiene regulations, HACCP, HTM20-22, HTM02-01, ISO8573.

Member of the British Compressed Air Society

As a longstanding member, Thorite supports the aims of the British Compressed Air Society (BCAS); such as the promotion and use of safe, reliable and energy efficient compressed air in a professional and competent manner.

Nitrogen gas generators

See information on nitrogen gas generators.

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BCAS - British Compressed Air Society -- EEF - The Manufacturers' Organisation -- CHAS - The Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme -- SafeContractor Approved