The Air Kraft Story
Air Kraft’s managing director, Craig May-Russell, got his first experience of the industry working for a small compressor company in Coventry. Craig moved up the ranks, from sweeping up and passing tools, to servicing and sales.
After seven years, he decided to leave and start his own business journey.
A New Opportunity
Craig tried his hand at several businesses after leaving the compressor company and was running his own hot dog van when he was tracked down by a man who knew him from his compressor company days. The man asked Craig if he would be interested in doing some compressor pipework installations — and Craig jumped at the chance.
He started to rethink his business ambitions, deciding to start up his own compressor company.
Building the Business
Craig got his first customers the old fashioned way, by knocking on doors. Like many start-ups, Air Kraft began in a garage, but as the business grew, he moved from his home garage to a lock-up in Wolston, then to its current unit in 2000.
A Family-Run Business
Today, Air Kraft is a family business, which Craig runs with his two sons and a staff of highly experienced technicians.
Together, they supply and install a range of Atlas Copco compressors and offer servicing and repairs for all the major brands.