Fair Cape Dairies lends success of their production to Rand-Air

June 07, 2016

Fair Cape Dairies, a family run business renowned for supplying top quality dairy products has grown from a small-scale operation to a well-diversified farming business with a long-term vision for continued growth.

Compressed air plays an essential role in producing superior quality dairy products which forms the basis of a long-term history and partnership with Rand-Air (Atlas Copco Rental South Africa), market leaders in portable compressed air and power generation rental. The Fair Cape Dairies management team undertook to innovate the market with products that flow from their strategic value of passion for quality. “In our quest to become the top dairy brand in the country, partnerships with our suppliers forms a critical role in assisting us to create a successful production operation. Outsourcing to companies like Rand-Air allows us to focus on our core business,” explains Johan Boshoff, Operations Director at Fair Cape Dairies.


“Fair Cape Dairies has been a client of ours for a number of years and currently have a total of five of our long-term compressors on hire at three of their sites. Historically air compressors used large amounts of electricity, were extremely noisy and unreliable. With advancements in technology, this has changed,” says Brenda Couch, Rand-Air’s Business Development Manager for the Cape Region.

Keeping milk cooled at a consistent temperature prevents high bacteria counts. “Our GA55 VSD, GA75 VSD and GA37 VSD compressors deliver the consistent, dependable cooling which is necessary for Fair Cape Dairies to sustain beneficial conditions in the bulk tank,” says Couch.

“Rand-Air does regular maintenance on the machines that we have on hire which has substantial savings for our business. This also means that we have peace of mind knowing that the equipment is running at optimum at all times, contributing to a seamless process in the dairy plant. Rand-Air’s ethos for exceeding customer expectation is something that we have experienced first-hand on a number of occasions,” concludes Boshoff.

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Atlas Copco is a world-leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions. The Group serves customers with innovative compressors, vacuum solutions and air treatment systems, construction and mining equipment, power tools and assembly systems. Atlas Copco develops products and services focused on productivity, energy efficiency, safety and ergonomics. The company was founded in 1873, is based in Stockholm, Sweden, and has a global reach spanning more than 180 countries. In 2015, Atlas Copco had revenues of BSEK 102 (BEUR 11) and more than 43 000 employees. Learn more at www.atlascopcogroup.com.


Specialty Rental is a division within Atlas Copco’s Construction Technique business area. It serves customers in the industry segments around the world with temporary air and power rental solutions. The specialty rental services are offered under several brands. The divisional headquarters is located in Houston, USA.