Air Products donate redundant compressor to PMC

STEM champions Air Products have helped the PMC project take another step towards completion with the donation of an air compressor unit to provide pneumatic air to their workshops.

Already established supporters of the project Pneumatic & Electrical Systems, contacted Air Products recently with news of the new specialist training centre and asked if the company could join the incredible number of companies who are helping to support this unique facility.

Air Products’ Martin Wallis found a suitable Kaeser SK26 compressor which was redundant and kept in storage. HPC Compressed Air Systems agreed to service and test the equipment before sending it on to Huddersfield.

Martin, who was keen to support the venture said, “With a national shortage of engineers, it’s becoming increasingly important for companies like Air Products to excite young people about Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM). Our Science Ambassadors programme has inspired many students over the years to take up STEM subjects.

“As a company we have an unparalleled breadth of engineering capability focusing on delivery mechanisms from cylinders to large tonnage plants. Our people, their expertise and skills can make a real difference to help young people decide in favour of a STEM career.”

Having established the relationship with the college, Air Products and Kirklees College are now exploring future opportunities to continue to support young people in their STEM career ambitions.

Kirklees College