Fourty Years Providing Air & Power Solutions for Australia

Three generations of the McIntyre family have contributed to making CAPS Australia the largest independent compressed air and power generation provider in a span of over 40 years.

The journey from starting a one-man business to building a company that has today become Australia’s largest independent compressed air and power generation provider with an Australia-wide network of nine branch locations and over 200 employees, did not happen overnight. Bob retired from the active running of the business in 2011, but remains today on the Board of Directors. Approximately 24 years ago, Bob’s son, Glenn McIntyre, joined his father, eventually taking on the leadership of the company as the current Executive General Manager. Glenn’s son, Rhys, also recently joined the business as National Rental Coordinator, continuing the family’s journey for the third generation.

Growing Flexibly

Looking back at the 40-year journey, Glenn believes being flexible and evolving with the market’s needs has been key to the company’s growth. CAPS supplies across many market segments including rural, mining, manufacturing and many others.

“Nothing ever stays the same in the market. The technology is changing, our customer’s requirements are changing and energy efficiency is critical. As an independent company, we have the advantage of being able to offer a broad range of brands and only quality machines that perform as they should year after year”, Glenn says.

Building it in-house

Early into its establishment, CAPS also quickly developed in-house ISO accredited engineering capabilities, which gave the company the ability to design and build equipment that suited Australia’s hot, dusty and harsh conditions as being able to offer bespoke customisations depending on the customer’s requirements.

On the services side, the company focussed extensively on growing its after-sale services capabilities. These services included fully trained technicians able to service all major brands of equipment Australia wide and a vast range of spare parts across the network.

Rural Range

The demands of a farm can be varied, whether is a portable diesel air compressor for blowing off headers, an electric compressor for the workshop or a back-up power generator to power the farm at any time. CAPS only supplies premium products you can rely on with known brands such as AIRMAN, KOHLER, INGERSOLL-RAND and many more.

So for any air or power generation requirements, please get in touch with CAPS Australia today:

1800 800 878 or check us out on

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With 40 years of experience under our belt, CAPS delivers innovative turnkey solutions to both Australian and overseas clients from the mining, construction, medical and automotive sectors. From straightforward supply and installs to turn-key projects that require design consultation, project management and manufacturing, we provide a one-stop customised solution for every kind of job.

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