Established in the UK in 1988, TecnAir Group is a Bradford based manufacturer of specialist pneumatic products and supplier of standard pneumatic parts to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) worldwide.

TecnAir is a family run business which now encompasses multiple brands and several privately owned businesses – Univer Manufacturing UK, Univer Australia, TecnAir Italy, TecnAir China, Pneumatechnique Electrical Systems Division and Pownall Security Systems.

TecnAir has experienced impressive growth in recent years, rapidly becoming a leading supplier of fleet safety products and now manufacturing in 4 countries. TecnAir has recently launched their new manufacturing site in Shipley, increasing to the company’s presence in Bradford district, with the TecnAir Group head office positioned within the Saltaire World Heritage site.

This location brings many benefits and opportunities to the business, as well being conveniently positioned for the company’s local workforce.

TecnAir’s Bradford team has worked hard over the last 30 years to create a thriving manufacturing business from Bradford, which is now represented around the world, with production plants in Europe, China and Australia. However, it doesn’t stop there for TecnAir – the company has exciting plans to continue to grow the TecnAir Group on an international scale across the years to come.

With a strong vision for the future, TecnAir are clear that investment in new machinery and product development is the key to continuing to grow in the UK and international markets.

International growth is firmly part of TecnAir’s strategy and they are clear on the need for increased connectivity to Manchester and Leeds Bradford Airports in order to achieve this ambition. The development of an efficient rail network from Bradford to Leeds and Manchester will make business travel notably easier, whilst providing international customers and suppliers with improved access to TecnAir’s Bradford site.

With plans to seek new business opportunities from global customers, TecnAir argue that the development of a strategic rail network is already proven as a driver of major economic growth, demonstrated in countries such as China, whom have invested substantially in transport infrastructure over recent decades.

It is for this reason that TecnAir support the campaign for a Northern Powerhouse Rail station in Bradford City Centre, as they recognise that investment in infrastructure can lead to tremendous economic growth.