Industrial Utility Efficiency

Edmac Compressor Parts Celebrates 75th Anniversary


Edmac Compressor Parts is celebrating 75 years of success in the compressed air and gas industry. To mark the milestone occasion, Edmac held celebrations in Charlotte and Los Angeles with dinner, guests and special presentations. Guests included current and former employees, owners and GMs, along with Edmac US’s current VP/GM, Deepak Vetal, and a congratulatory message from the GM of Edmac Global, Björn Paumen.


Edmac trade show booth, 1980

Edmac was originally founded by Edgar McKnight and began as an industrial welding and tool supply company. In 1955, the welding supply division was sold off and, since then, Edmac has focused exclusively on compressed air service and repair parts. McKnight later went on to a successful political career, serving as a representative in the North Carolina State House of Representatives. In 1974, McKnight sold the company, but it has retained the Edmac name and commitment to selling the highest-quality compressed air parts.

In its 75 years of operation, Edmac has grown from a small store front in North Carolina to boasting offices and warehouses in Charlotte, North Carolina, Los Angeles, California, Portland, Oregon, and internationally in Europe, China, India and Australia. Edmac’s key to success lies in its ability to operate as the premier one-stop shop for compressed air parts to its many distributors and customers around the world. From early to late model, piston to oil-free screw, receiver tanks to downstream air treatment, Edmac provides the full spectrum of compressed air maintenance and repair parts to keep its customers up and running.

Edmac’s most valuable assets are its people. After 75 years of growth and developing a global presence, Edmac still maintains its family-owned feel and culture. The Edmac culture translates to strong and lasting relationships with its supplier partners and customers. Edmac’s KPIs are not just monetary; the company measures its success based on customer satisfaction and ensuring it gets it right the first time, every time.

Edmac continues to grow and innovate. The company’s mission is to make purchasing compressed air parts easy for its customers, and it’s continually developing new tools and applications to simplify the buying experience. Edmac remains committed to the highest levels of customer service, along with providing expert-tested and guaranteed high-quality compressed air parts. No matter what the last 75 years have thrown its way, Edmac has endured the test of time, and the company looks forward to seeing what is to come over the next 75.


About Edmac Compressor Parts

Founded in 1948 by Edgar McKnight, Edmac has grown to become a premier specialist in compressor parts. The company is dedicated to providing its customers with top-quality components and outstanding service. It understands the importance of each part in maintaining energy-efficient and vital air flow to critical production processes. For more information, visit