Found in even the smallest industrial units, air compressors are an essential for many companies. Although simple in concept, air compressors have a range of uses that is almost as diverse as the range of businesses in Stroud. However, like any critical equipment, air compressors cannot work without some care and attention.
Control Gear are here to help meet all those compressed air needs. From designing and installing a new system, to ensuring that you get the very best you can out of even your oldest compressor, our engineers will be your trusted partners.
Founded in 1973, Control Gear has grown to become one of the country’s largest power fluid specialists. And while that size brings enormous benefits for our customers, we have always remained true to our founding legacy of holding the highest standards in personal customer service.
Air Compressors & Parts in Stroud
Stroud may be best known for its cultural offering, or even for its association with textile manufacture, but today it supports many small and medium-sized engineering and manufacturing companies.
Compressed air can be used in any size of business, even those operating out of small units. Air compressors are used in a range of settings and, for many, a small portable air compressor is ideal. Whether it allows for it to be used in a variety of locations, or just because it can be stored out of the way when not in use.
And if a permanent installation is required, but space is at a premium, Control Gear’s design team can help. We will work with you to understand your processes, designing an installation that stays out of the way while still delivering the reliable compressed air you need.
Stroud and Compressed Air
Although Stroud may not have a major manufacturer or factory on its doorstep, that does not mean that it is not one of the region’s workshops. Stroud and its surrounding area support an unusual number of small and medium-sized enterprises, many set up in the area specifically so owners and employers can benefit not just from the business, but the delights of Stroud itself.
Some of the business we work with include metal pressing and moulding specialists, Stroud Metal, door and window manufacturer, Customade Group, and coatings specialists Plasma Coatings.
When it comes to our clients, size is not important. Although we have grown in size, we still remember our origins when our two founders, John Morris and Ron Bevan, were working in a borrowed garage in their spare time. Whether you are an established name, or just beginning your business, Control Gear will be your partner, working with you to ensure that you have the compressed air systems you need, working in the way you want.
And with our servicing contracts, that will be a lasting partnership that can change over time as your business needs evolve and grow.
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Stroud: From Cloth Town Legacy to Modern Engineering with Control Gear
Stroud, nestled in the heart of Gloucestershire, is more than just a market town and civil parish. It stands as a testament to the indomitable spirit of the Industrial Revolution. Historically, Stroud thrived as a major cloth town, its woolen mills drawing power from the intricate network of rivers weaving through its five valleys.
The town’s reputation soared with the production of ‘Stroud Cloth’, a broadcloth that garnered global acclaim and became synonymous with quality.
The 19th Century saw Stroud further solidify its position as a pivotal industrial and trading nexus, bolstered by a robust canal system. Adding to its architectural and historical significance, the Stroud Railway Station, a masterpiece designed by the legendary Isambard Kingdom Brunel, stands as a testament to the town’s rich heritage.
While the echoes of its textile legacy still resonate today—with Stroud producing the iconic green baize for snooker tables and the cloth for championship tennis balls—the town has evolved. Today, Stroud is a hub for light engineering and small-scale manufacturing.
In this modern industrial landscape, Control Gear plays a crucial role, ensuring that businesses, from traditional textile producers to innovative engineering firms, have access to top-tier air compressors and services, underpinning Stroud’s continued journey of growth and innovation.