Our Story


The story behind our people and the passion for our product.

Our Story

Meet The Team



Who we are

We are an engineering technology company founded on the idea that new ways of thinking will change the world,

so we started with a technology that is behind many engineering and manufacturing processes across industry: the compressor.

After developing our revolutionary Blade Compressor® technology, our vision for innovation went even further to include specific, novel features as part of our full compressor package: the LP2 Blower.

These features include internal and external machine parts and components where we’ve been able to work with world-class suppliers to make our product vision a manufacturable reality.

The latest version of the technology comes as a fully packaged industrial machine, set to be assembled in a new Lontra manufacturing plant in Birmingham.

Our Mission

At Lontra, we recognise that the need for reduced energy usage is incredibly important for the environment and society.

Therefore by making Lontra technology as reliable as possible we can work towards a more efficient, green manufacturing process that will ultimately have a significant effect on downtime and costs for our customers, partners and licensees.

As we grow, our team is growing, populated with open-minded and innovative people who make us proud with their dedication and hard work.

Our Team

Lontra has spent a number of years building a team of capable, experienced, enthusiastic engineers.

They work towards well-focused goals to thoroughly investigate and detail all aspects of a new product.

Combining understanding of the requirements with extensive knowledge of engineering methods and manufacturing processes in a multi-skilled team enables rapid progress with an eye for detail.

Led by Engineering Director Clive Hudson with an expert team of engineers. Including Principal Engineer Jake Wallis, crowned “Design Engineer of the Year” at the British Engineering Excellence awards 2017 and achieving finalist position for ‘Design Engineer of the Decade’ at the awards in 2019.

Our recent awards include being crowned for the IMechE Innovation Award 2020 for the work we did towards Bulk Handling Materials in pneumatic conveying.

Meet some of Lontra’s world class team

Our Partners

Lontra is fortunate to have partnered with world leaders in specialist fields of engineering and technology development; these include companies such as SKF for rolling element bearings and Oerlikon Metco for surface coatings.


“The development, implementation and ongoing execution of the IP strategy by Lontra has been exemplary.”

Dr David Raybone – formerly Director, New Ventures, AEA Technology plc.

Also Yasakawa and Universal Wolf who have added incredible value and support to the internal components and external design of the LP2 package.

We will soon be announcing further strategic partnerships around areas including electrical drives and IoT management.


“Universal Wolf is committed to supporting UK businesses. We have worked closely with Lontra during the prototyping stage for the product, and we are delighted to now be working in partnership with the team to manufacture the enclosure for their game-changing Blade Compressor® technology.”

Alasdair Waugh, Managing Director at Universal Wolf


We are situated in the centre of the Midlands. This is especially relevant since the area is renowned for great engineering and manufacturing and as a result, Lontra is in prime position for the future of development in engineering and manufacturing.

Our advanced testing facilities at Lontra’s Midlands Technical Centre enable us to control and accurately measure the true performance of our products, namely the Blade Compressor®. 

In addition to this, Lontra’s new compressor plant will open just outside of Birmingham creating a fantastic opportunity to play a leading role in the development of a new world-class design of compressor.

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