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Motivair Compressors Ltd

Motivair, the compressor experts

With over 60 years’ compressed air experience, Motivair are the compressor experts. No matter what your compressed air need is, Motivair are here to help.

Any compressor brand, any age, any place

We are independent, not tied to any brand or manufacturer and can provide you with a full turnkey solution for any compressed air need. No matter what brand, make or model of compressed air equipment you want, Motivair is the answer! Through our national footprint of directly employed compressor engineers, no matter where you are in the UK, a highly skilled OEM trained Motivair Compressor Engineer is only a phone call away. 

24 hrs a day, 365 days a year

Our network of service engineers are located strategically around the UK and operate around the clock, 24 hrs a day, 365 days a year. This means that Motivair are always at hand when you need help the most. We understand the importance of compressed air to your organisation and access to our engineering teams ensures that you do not lose production and any downtimes are kept to a minimum. Motivair have 4 office locations around the UK which includes workshop facilities, administration and job deployment functions.


More than just compressors

We don’t just sell compressors, we have a deep product and skill set. Motivair maintain, repair and install all brands and models of high pressure and low pressure compressor, blower, vacuum pump, compressed air equipment and systems - regardless of size or age or manufacturer. We manage over 19,000 pieces of equipment for our customers and make an average of 25,000 site visits a year. We also provide other products and services to help you stay safe, reduce costs, save energy and become more sustainable, the list goes on.

Turnkey provider

Our turnkey skill sets means that we can provide you with a complete life cycle approach to your compressors and compressed air systems. So no matter what you need or what system you have in place just call Motivair. We are able to provide you with everything from compressed air system design, specification and installation, through to maintenance, service, repair, breakdown support and spare parts. Unlike other companies we are able to operate with high, medium and low pressure equipment and systems, covering systems from 1kw to 377kw and 2bar to 500 bar.


In 1978, Motivair became part of the family-owned Leach-Lewis Group, growing to become one of the largest compressed air management companies in Europe. However, the roots of the company extend back to the end of World War II when founder Stuart Charles Baker, a serving Royal Engineer, left the army to manage Teddington Engineering at Elleray Hall.

In 1957, Stuart first introduced the name Motivair and, twenty years later, Robin Leach joined forces with him to create a joint venture, Motivair Leach. Ultimately, Robin acquired the renamed Motivair Compressors Limited from Stuart, who nonetheless remained pivotally involved until his retirement in 1986.

Under the umbrella of the Leach-Lewis Group, Motivair quickly developed into a national service provider through both organic growth and acquisition. The company also took the Motivair brand overseas in the 1980s, expanding its International Division rapidly into more than 80 countries. More recently, Motivair has launched its own range compressor range – The Motivair Opus Series – which complements the leading manufacturers’ brands which it has serviced since the very early days.The company continues to expand in the new century, with such well known names as LCC, Grant Pneumatics, APC, Multi-Pneumatics, CMRS, Airchannel, Duncan Rogers Compressor Service Division and Central Compressors becoming part of the Motivair family.

In July 2014 Julian Leach took control of Motivair by acquiring all Ordinary and Preference Shares in the company. A grandson of Hubert C Leach, founder of the Leach dynasty which acquired Motivair nearly 50 years ago, Julian has chaired the company since 1992. The change of ownership heralds a new and exciting era of investment and growth.

During 2015, Central Compressors became a division of the Motivair Group providing high pressure compressed air equipment, services and speciality products.

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