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Lontra

Lontra Logo and mottosAt Lontra our focus is to think differently about traditional engineering challenges. ​

We are an innovative engineering firm led by an expert team. Situated in the hub of Midlands manufacturing, we deliver revolutionary new air compressor design. Our research and development has produced a product that is proven to provide real energy and cost savings to industry.

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Innovative Engineering

Group of team members sitting around computers having a meetingBy bringing new innovation to established industries we can make an impact on energy and resource usage worldwide across many applications.

Reduced energy usage, increased reliability and reduced maintenance requirement is good for the environment and society. Also offering Lontra customers the opportunity to increase competitiveness and reduce costs.


Blade Compressor®

Lontra gets its name from a genus of Otter, an intelligent, resourceful and playful animal which for many signifies clean water and a sustainable environment. 

In addition, our advanced testing facilities enable us to control and accurately measure the true performance of our products, namely the Blade Compressor®.​ A new form of air or gas compressor or vacuum pump. It is the first widely applicable new compressor design for an enormous industry in over 80 years. Due to our growth on a global scale we have attracted worldwide market interest. Our unique designs on offer are applicable across industries and backed by leading investors.

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A Lontra Career Story

Jake Wallis - Principal Design Engineer

Starting his career at Lontra in a relatively junior capacity, Jake initially worked on updates to prototype parts and developing sub-system test rigs, whilst learning and gaining an understanding of the unique Blade Compressor® technology. As his experience and skills developed, Jake had the opportunity to work across a number of areas of design; from concept design through to pre-production prototype parts with a volume manufacturing partner.

Five years on, Jake is now a Principal Design Engineer and still works across the wide range of business and design engineering tasks required of a small team. His focus now is on compressor geometry development to move the core technology forward and build on Lontra’s IP portfolio. He won “Design Engineer of the Year” at the 2017 British Engineering Excellence Awards and intends to continue making an impact in the engineering design world. Click here to find out more about Jake's career at Lontra.

Photo credit: Harkin Photography

Latest News

Lontra has announced plans to build a new factory that will create 75 jobs by 2020. The innovative engineering company, which makes industrial compressors, will open the new site near its headquarters in Napton-on-the-Hill, Warwickshire.

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