It is the accumulation of years of preparation but today Air Vane has finally joined the ACE family by fully merging into the group.

Air Vane has been a trusted name within the compressed air industry for years and though the company will now be absorbed into The Ace Group (engineering) Ltd, the staff, expertise and quality products will remain. The Air Vane name will also still have a presence within our vast parts department at our Manchester site in the form of our alternative parts kits and spares and its logo will be getting a modern, Ace inspired, new look! Our parts department has a huge range of products and brands including Gardner Denver, Festo and Boge and have something to suit all needs for both compressor and vacuum. We have up to £1,000,000 worth of stock at all times to ensure we can deliver within your desired timescale. For more information visit our Parts page.

Today also marks the launch of our brand new service management software ‘Protean’ which represents a significant investment for ACE. The software will enable us to combine all our existing programmes into one comprehensive, central locale. Our engineers, who will all have access to the new software on their phones and tablets will be able to go fully paperless for the first time since Ace’s conception, allowing for a smoother and more professional service not to mention saving a few trees in the process.

The software which is available as an application on android and smart phones will allow engineers to update the office base on their progress on site with just the click of a button, minimising the need to return to base and lowering mileage. Engineers will be able to view their job lists, alongside thorough job descriptions and photo attachments to give a full picture of the requirements when they arrive on site. Notes can be added as reminders for future site visits, ‘meter readings’ can be inputted for machine run hours and the addition of an e-signature means that the client can sign immediately on site and the job can be signed off and the office base alerted within minutes.

The software will also be of benefit to the office staff who will be able to upload all products and parts into one location for ease of access and to speed up the ordering process. ACE hope that ultimately Protean will tie up any lose ends and unite the various departments.

It has been a year of change for The ACE Group (Engineering) Ltd. After 20 years at the forefront of the Air Technology Industry we are now fortifying our business with new systems and practices in preparation for exponential growth and realising our worldwide potential.