Amidst the vibrant pulse of Bristol, Control Gear emerges as a hallmark of distinction in air compressor services.
Bristol has long been known as a home to innovation. The city is closely linked with Isambard Kingdom Brunel. From the SS Great Briton Museum to the Clifton Suspension Bridge, or the railways to the city, it is full of monuments to how local industry can change the world.
And since 1973, Control Gear has been playing its part in Bristol’s continuing industrial story. We have dedicated ourselves to using our deep expertise and skills, along with the latest innovations, to become a national leader in compressed air.
Compressed air is vital to industry, and businesses large and small can rely on us. Whether it’s simply spare parts or precision-forged installation of complete air compression systems, we are there to keep Bristol’s industries, factories, and warehouses working.
Air Compressors in Bristol
Bristol’s industrial heritage has attracted an array of Britain’s, and the world’s most innovative companies to take advantage of the skilled workforce and leading universities. From aerospace pioneers to award-winning animators, they have all made a home in Bristol.
Shared between all these sectors is a need for compressed air. Its versatility means that it can be found almost everywhere, being used to drive equipment, generate gases, or even just to keep work areas clean.
Our team is an expert when it comes to compressed air and gas generation. Every engineer is fully FGAS certified, and we hold ISO 9001, 14001, and 45001 accreditations. When you use Control Gear, you are working with a team that has the knowledge and experience to support you not just day-to-day, but in the long term.
Bristol and Compressed Air
A chance encounter between George White, chair of the Bristol Tramways and Carriage Company, and Wilbur Wright, the aviation pioneer, inspired the founding of the Bristol Aeroplane Company in 1910. Within a few years, it was developing planes that would change the world and establishing Bristol as a world centre for aviation.
And that association continued. In the 1960s, Bristol saw the development of the iconic Concorde, the world’s first supersonic passenger jet. And today BAE Systems, Airbus, and Rolls-Royce, all have manufacturing centres in the area. And it’s not just planes. Bristol is also home to Cameron Balloons, the world’s largest hot-air balloon manufacturer!
Bristol is not just about flight, though. It has become one of the UK’s hubs of science and innovation, with the local universities supporting a highly skilled workforce. The area also supports a vibrant electronics sector, as well as pharmaceutical giants, and food and beverage manufacturers. However, perhaps the city’s most famous business is Aardman Animations, the company founded by Nick Park, whose series of Wallace and Gromit films were made in the city but have been loved by millions across the globe.
The versatility of compressed air means that it’s used in all these businesses, and we are proud to have helped businesses, big and small, ensure they have safe, reliable, and efficient compressors, however, they use them.
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Bristol: From Historic Port to Aviation Innovations with Control Gear
Bristol, a vibrant city nestled in southwest England, stands as a testament to the region’s rich history and dynamic evolution. Straddling the borders of Somerset and Gloucestershire and perched on the tidal River Avon, Bristol has held its position as one of the UK’s most significant cities, both economically and culturally, for nearly eight centuries.
The city’s fame is deeply rooted in its maritime legacy. As a pivotal British port, Bristol was instrumental in the European exploration of and trade with North America, leaving an indelible mark on global trade routes and interactions.
Yet, Bristol’s story doesn’t end with its maritime achievements. In more contemporary times, the city has soared to new heights, quite literally. Bristol has been at the vanguard of aviation advancements, playing a crucial role in the development of the iconic Concorde, a symbol of human ingenuity and a testament to the city’s commitment to pushing boundaries.
In this multifaceted landscape, Control Gear is a trusted partner, ensuring that businesses, from historic port ventures to cutting-edge aviation projects, are equipped with the best air compressors and services. Our presence reinforces Bristol’s continued journey of growth, innovation, and excellence in the modern era.