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Glaston Compressor Services is proud to announce our 40th anniversary as an official supplier of HPC Compressors. Over the years, we have seen thousands of successful installations of the nation’s favourite yellow box compressed air system for countless happy Glaston customers. To achieve 40 years as an authorised distributor for a worldwide market-leading manufacturer of air compressors and compressed air systems is no small feat.
We sat down with our commander in chief, Michael Douglas, to discuss the winning partnership between Glaston and HPC Compressors. Join us as we look back at the key moments and successes of our first 40 years as an HPC compressor supplier and distributor and look ahead to what the future holds for us here at Glaston.
“We are very pleased to have such a strong partnership with HPC over the past 40 years”, begins Michael. “This relationship not only benefits Glaston and HPC but gives our customers stability and peace of mind that we are here for the long term. Unlike many other compressor houses in the UK, Glaston doesn’t chop and change the compressor manufacturer that we buy from.”
“Originally, Glaston was not tied to any one compressor manufacturer”, explains Michael. “However, we knew about HPC compressors and they approached us to sell their compressors. Once we saw the quality of these units, we never looked back. Over the last 40 years, it feels as though Glaston and HPC have grown up together.”
“Glaston and HPC compressors have a very close partnership, given the length of the relationship thus far,” continues Michael. “This is something which pleases me a great deal as our partnership is mutually beneficial to each other’s r customers, as well as each respective businesses.”
“Glaston has done many large HPC compressor installations, alongside smaller ones,” says Michael. “We view all our work and orders as big successes. As such, we treat all of our customers with the same care and attention, regardless of the size of the order.”
“At the moment, the biggest challenge we face is the continued weakness of the pound against the euro,” explains Michael. “As all HPC compressors are assembled in Germany, the weaker the pound is, the higher the pricing we will have to pass onto customers as a result. Thankfully, the continued development for energy savings from both Glaston and HPC will offset these increased purchase costs to our customers.”
“Like all compressor suppliers, Glaston sells more small compressors than big compressors,” continues Michael. “However, we have always done well selling the larger HPC 160kw compressor range in particular. This is because they are an almost perfect balance of volume and efficiency.”
“Thankfully, we have a stable partnership with HPC,” says Michael. “Along with HPC continually developing their compressor range to keep ahead of the competition, I foresee more of the same. From everyone at Glaston, we look forward to the next 40 years working alongside our partner and friend, HPC Compressors.”
Glaston Compressor Services are the leading North West suppliers and distributors of HPC Compressors. Glaston holds an extensive range of HPC rotary screw compressors and accessories for sale, with the vast majority of products stocked on-site, which means a swift turnaround is guaranteed. We have great offers across our range of energy-efficient and premium quality HPC compressed air systems.
Our team of specialist engineers has decades of experience in the installation, maintenance and servicing of air compressors. This unrivalled knowledge also extends to all products within the HPC Compressor catalogue. In addition, Glaston offers cost-effective finance options to help customers to better manage their monthly outgoing expenses. We will finance your chosen HPC compressed air system across various package deals, which can be customised according to your precise industry and process requirements.