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Thorite is the UK’s leading compressed air, vacuum and process equipment company.

We are distributors for all the major manufacturers of fluid power equipment in the UK. HPC; Compair Hydrovane; Norgren; Parker; SMC; Festo; Ingersoll Rand; PIAB and CP-Desoutter to name but a few.

There are Thorite Sales and Service Centres in Blackburn, Bolton, Doncaster, Huddersfield, Leeds, Rochdale and Sheffield all controlled from the Bradford based head office. Thorite employs 97 staff, of which each location (excluding the Bradford head quarters) has 3 internal sales personnel, with 9 product specialists available to advise their local key customers.

Each Centre provides compressors, compressed air servicing, compressed air products, process valves, hose and fittings, stocks of fast moving lines and system design services.

The Thorite customer base covers large industrial manufacturing, food processing, packaging and pharmaceutical concerns, plus a wide range of individual garages, spray shops, tyre fitters and general workshops. Specialist compressors and related products are also supplied to dental practices, laboratories, museums and exhibition companies – we even help produce spectacular explosions and special effects on TV soap operas and dramas.

Thorite’s National Distribution Centre holds in excess of £1.5million of backup stock, providing customers with the choice of trade counter collection, same day despatch or next day delivery services. In addition, customer-specific logistics solutions are available, including machine build kits and Just-In-Time deliveries. Customers can also order online, 24/7, using the e-commerce service at