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 to all industries via its extensive branch and distributor network that services South Africa and sub-Saharan 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.

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 ofPreferred Supplier of Air CompressorSystems 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.


Year founded: 1927 (South Africa) and can trace routes back to end of 19th century

Employees: 75

Branches: Four - Wadeville (Head office), Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth
Authorised distributors: See Distributor listings.


Activity: Sales, service and hire of compressed air systems, parts, air dryers, receivers, coolers, filtration system, reticulations, advisory services as well as rockdrills (drills and breakers).

Products/services offered: CompAir brands include the following current and legacy brands: Hyrdovane, Broomwade, Mako, Reavell, and Holman. 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.

Exports: Sub-Saharan Africa - direct/through selected local distributors


Training: Ongoing in-house technical certification program by international technical training manager and on-line 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 black employees' children, Habitat for Humanity, SA Guide Dogs Association, Compass Home in Edenvale, LOFOB in Cape Town.


  • Street: 1 Fitzmaurice Avenue, Epping Industria 2
  • Postcode: 7475
  • City: Cape Town
  • Province: Western Cape
  • Country: South Africa


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