; About us - TractAir

Welcome to TractAir Ltd.

TractAir Ltd designs, manufactures, and installs air and hydraulic braking systems for special applications.
The company is design-led and works closely with the design engineers of major tractor manufacturers and their importers and dealers all over the world.

TractAir Ltd has been involved closely in the development of compressor technologies in industry and other sectors since 1985, and continues to keep a close eye on evolving technology. Making us one of the leaders in compressors and air technology.

TractAir Ltd design, manufacture and test air brake systems for rail vehicles and machinery. TractAir Rail is growing to become a major contributor to Rail safety.

 

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  • TractAir's Twin Factory Facility. TractAir's Twin Factory Facility. TractAir boasts twin facing factories to encompas our Manufacturing and Fitting facility into one combined site. This is complimented by our linked office building.
  • Workshop for quick turn around. Workshop for quick turn around. TractAir's workshop is located close for quick turn around of urgent Air Brake Systems. This allows us to give maximum quality of Products and Services through our quality management.
  • Testing and Quality Assurance. Testing and Quality Assurance. Nothing is taken for granted at TractAir. Testing and Quality assurnace are an integrated part of Manufacturing and Fitting.
  • Manufacturing and Assembly. Manufacturing and Assembly. Manufacturing is done on our dual factory site. The quality and precision of our Products and Services are second to none.
  • Quality testing of Air Brake Components and Assemblies. Quality testing of Air Brake Components and Assemblies. From Design to Fitting and testing, TractAir offer a 100% quality guarantee pf Aor Brake Components and Assemblies.

     

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A recent local publication wrote the following about our expanding business. Many thanks to the Daily Mail for taking the time and care for the following.

A Brough business that designs and manufactures air brake systems for some of the world’s leading agricultural tractor and trailer companies is expanding. TractAir Ltd has taken an additional 19,000sq m of manufacturing and office space next to its existing base in Hytec Way. The move has been prompted by an increase in demand for its innovative products, with the firm enjoying double-digit sales growth last year.

The company has also enjoyed dramatic growth in its export business, with more than 90 per cent of its products now going overseas. Managing Director David Constantine said: “At a time when the world is seeing a downturn in demand, we are very fortunate that we are in a market sector that is still seeing growth year-on-year. We are also particularly lucky that suitable premises became available next door to us at a time when we have been winning new contracts with major international tractor manufacturers. “TractAir is now supplying to new markets, including Russia, from which we

are receiving new inquiries on a regular basis. The extra manufacturing and office space will enable the company to grow as the business increases in the years to come.”
TractAir was founded in 1985 by Martin Constantine to design, build and install pneumatic and hydraulic brake systems for tractor manufacturers,
dealers and end users. Beginning with a focus on the UK market, the firm’s first customers included Massey Ferguson in Coventry, and Case International and McCormick
in Doncaster. Back then, only about 5 per cent of the fir m’s products were exported. However, the company’s innovative designs saw it quickly become a leader in its field, and over the next few years, TractAir worked increasingly for major manufacturers at home and overseas, including CNH in North and South America, Landini in Italy and John Deere in the US. There is also a joint sales and marketing initiative just getting under way in Africa and the Middle East with Massey Ferguson.

Today, the company works with importers and distributors of tractors throughout Europe, and with the spare parts divisions of original equipment manufacturers.
Sales director Nick Constantine said global demand for efficiently grown, low-cost food, coupled with increasing requirements for more powerful and sophisticated agricultural vehicles, had led to a “significant” growth in business over the past two years.
He said: “The market in general is picking up further as farmers are driving bigger, faster, more sophisticated and heavier tractors and trailers on public highways. There is now also a growing awareness that in order to drive these much heavier and faster machines they must have the stopping power to meet existing braking efficiency legislation. Furthermore, imminent legislation will force manufacturers and end users to achieve even
higher tractor and trailer braking efficiencies. “Drivers want to feel safe and it is important the vehicle can stop safely, which is where our

products come in – air brake systems being more powerful than conventional hydraulic brakes with added fail safe features. “Last year, we saw double- digit growth in sales and now, with new contracts coming from customers such as CNH and John Deere, I am sure we will see similar growth this year, which will mean additional staff will be required.
“Amid all the doom and gloom in the press about the state of the economy, it is great news that a local company is expanding.” Ben Medhurst, partner at PPH Commercial, negotiated the sale on behalf of the previous owners. He said: “The transaction was not straight forward, but thanks to a pragmatic approach by all parties, the sale has now formally completed. “I would like to wish TractAir the very best of luck in its new building.”

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Spare Parts for Air Brakes

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We have a wide and varied selection of parts and components. If you are in the market for any of our high quality, in stock items then please visit our spare parts pages.

Products and Services

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We have a range of products and services to meet the requirements of all sectors of Air Brake Systems customers. We can manufacture to your specification and deliver a high quality product at a very competitive price.

Contact Us

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Need to collect parts, goods or machinery, or visit our premises. Please see our Contacts page. It has all the information you need to get in touch with us.

Dealers

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If you deal in Agricultural, Industrial, Commercial or Rail Air Brake Systems and/or compressors then we would like to hear from you. Please visit our dealers page for more information.

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