Timeline - Celebrating 25 years (1991-2016)

July 1991
A picture of the old Pennine Pneumatic Services van, preparing to take vacuum pumps to customers in Bradford and Leeds

Company founded by Gary Whitaker out of the ashes of Pennine SCS, with five members of staff.

July 1991

Moved to Brunswick Mill, Halifax

August 1991

Expanded into a larger unit at Brunswick Mill

September 1991
Atlas Copco

Merged with Pneumatic Services, Trafford Park in Manchester, to become Pennine Pneumatic Services; won Atlas Copco distributorship

November 1992

Moved to new premises at West Parade, Halifax

Atlas Machine

Won Atlas Copco Distributor of the Year for the first time

November 1995
A picture of a logo on the outside of an office building for Pennine Pneumatic Services, a company that provides pneumatic, air compressor, and vacuum pump services to Halifax, Bradford, Leeds, Wakefield and Huddersfield

Moved to premises on Pellon New Road, Halifax, and opened the Sales Counter


Began sponsorship of Halifax Town Football Club

A picture of the expert pneumatic engineers of Pennine Pneumatic Services at a charity golf day in Leeds

Started an annual Charity Golf Day for customers


Began sponsorship of Huddersfield Giants Rugby Club & Sowerby Bridge Cricket Club

A picture of the Pennine Pneumatic Services team working at their desks, responding to enquiries about vacuum pumps, air compressors and pneumatics from customers across West Yorkshire, including Leeds, Bradford, Halifax, Huddersfield, and Wakefield

Offices were refurbished to accommodate growing staff numbers, now up to 20


Won Atlas Copco Distributor of the Year for the second time

January 2015
Simm Logo

Purchased Simm Engineering in Sheffield

June 2015

Launched new PPS website


Passed SafeContractor accreditation

November 2015
A picture of the Halifax Business Award, awarded to Pennine Pneumatic Services for their excellent pneumatic services to West Yorkshire

Won Employer of the Year Award at the Halifax Courier Business Awards

A picture of some of the Pennine Pneumatic Services team accepting the AC distributor of the year award for their vacuum pump, pneumatic, and air compressor services to West Yorkshire

Won Atlas Copco Distributor of the Year for the third time

A picture of the Pennine Pneumatic Services team cutting a cake to celebrate 25 years of providing pneumatic services to Leeds, Wakefield, Huddersfield, Bradford, and Halifax

Celebrated 25th anniversary, with 52 staff

Atlas Copco Airnet Safe Contractor Approved Legris BCAS Refcom