It is estimated that the engineering industry generated 21.4% (£1.2 trillion) of the UK’s £5.7 trillion turnover in 2018, confirming it as one of the most important parts of the economy.

Direct Air supply and maintain compressed air systems to all sectors of the engineering industry. From the big to the small businesses, we design bespoke packages for your requirements with focus on maximising efficiency and productivity.

Typical uses of compressed air in the engineering industry include:

  • Precision drilling
  • Metal cutting
  • Cooling & heating

Engineering is not a static industry so whether you require a single air drop, pipework extension, or even a complete turnkey installation, Direct Air can supply and install a system solution to meet your needs.


Air Compressors

Your compressor is more than just a financial investment – it is a key component in ensuring your production equipment receives consistent, high quality low cost air to maintain and improve business processes.

Search air compressors

UK Air Compressor Servicing and Maintenance

Servicing and Maintenance

Regular servicing is essential to keep your compressed air system operating reliably and at optimum efficiency. By selecting one of Direct Air’s service contracts, your system will benefit from planned, regular service visits and genuine spare parts, for complete peace of mind.

View our servicing options

Energy Savings

Pre-heating water for heating systems, hot water supply or for use in industrial processes such as steam generation, can provide significant savings and pay for itself rapidly.

Energy Reduction

What is the most energy efficient air compressor?

If you’re using compressed air day in, day out and it’s vital to your production, you’re going to want to assure that it’s functioning in the most energy efficient way possible. 

The most energy efficient air compressor really depends upon the application it is used for. It is widely recommended that when thinking about compressed air energy efficiency you should conduct an energy audit to measure your current usage and identify areas where you could reduce energy usage and make effective cost saving changes.

Leak detection is one-way huge energy savings could be acknowledged, as on average a 6mm hole leaking compressed air can cost you around £30,000 per year.

Do you offer finance options on buying new equipment?

We understand that costs are on the rise and with that in mind, a different financing option may be the correct route to purchasing your compressed air equipment, as opposed to an outright payment.

Direct Air offer different financing options including leasing and rental packages – available subject to a credit check.

Direct Air can offer both short and long-term hire arrangements ranging from 1 week to 10 years.

What maintenance/servicing options do you provide?

At Direct Air we offer a full range of air compressor and air treatment servicing and maintenance options to meet your sites requirements. Direct Air provide air compressor service packages ranging from a basic service to comprehensive 24-hour monitoring of your compressor system.

  • Compressor Servicing
  • Dryer Servicing & Repairs
  • Compressed Air Filter Servicing
  • Dewpoint Monitoring
  • Condensate System Servicing
Laser specialists spared from unplanned downtime with Direct Air’s speedy response

Although CLS had experienced nothing but a smooth journey with Direct Air as their compressed air provider for almost 15 years of working together, the Metal Laser Cutting specialists encountered their first major problem… a compressor breakdown!

Luckily, being on a service contract meant they were able to receive prompt help from Direct Air, including in a stand-in hire compressor to keep production flowing whilst their machine got repaired.

Resulting in just 4 hours of downtime throughout the entire process, this case study highlights the importance of having a reliable, professional compressed air provider in the engineering industry.

Case Study

Enquire today

Complete the form below to contact the Direct Air team with your enquiry.

Talking to us is easy

We're happy to explain how all our products work and to help you get started over the phone. Real people, plain English and no obligation.

You can call us

0800 021 6800


We offer complete compressed air solutions including design, installation, servicing & WSE inspections.


We consider your entire compressed air system from the compressor to downstream equipment & pipework.

Industry / Sector

Whatever the industry and whatever the application, there's a growing demand for higher-quality compressed air.