Gardner Denver distributor, Air Equipment, based in Flitwick near Milton Keynes, has been awarded the prestigious Gardner Denver UK and Benelux Distributor of the Year 2018.

Announced at the compressed air manufacturer’s annual European conference held in Coventry, Air Equipment was selected from more than 50 distributors to win the accolade, a mark of the company’s continued success and its ambitious growth plans for the future.

Martin Baker, Sales Director at Air Equipment said: “For almost 40 years our family-owned business has grown in its size and capabilities, now employing 25 people which makes us one of the largest distributors in our industry.  We have doubled our sales over the past five years and much of this success can be attributed to the wide range of compressed air solutions we can offer our customers from the Gardner Denver range.

“We are proud to have received such a prestigious award from Gardner Denver. It is recognition for all the hard work that the team has put in to supporting our customers over the past few years.

“Our over-riding aim is to supply the most cost-effective compressed air solutions for our customers regardless of what industry or market sector they operate in.

Gardner Denver helps us greatly with this objective with a diverse product range that offers high reliability, efficiency and low cost of ownership.  This includes the renowned CompAir brand of lubricated and oil free screw technology as well as Bellis and Morcom and Reavell high-pressure and Elmo Reitschle vacuum products.”

Colin Mander, European Business Line Director at Gardner Denver added: “We work in partnership with all our distributors to ensure that customers receive the best possible support, from consultancy services, to specification, to installation and commissioning to comprehensive after-sales service and maintenance.

“Air Equipment has gone from strength to strength over the past few years and, with its focus on customer service and support, is a very worthy recipient of our Distributor of the Year award.  Our congratulations go to the whole team.”

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