Gem Air Controls Company, Inc was founded by Ted Black in 1965. He partnered with Numatics, Inc to become the exclusive distributor in the Ohio Valley area. In 1972, Gem Air was the #1 distributor of Numatics in the United States. The honor was achieved through continual support of Numatics valves used throughout the area in manufacturing plants from customers like Procter and Gamble, Ford, GM, Delphi, Chrysler, General Mills, and AK Steel.

Since that time, Gem Air Controls has consistently ranked in the top 10 amongst all the distributors throughout North America. Now, second generation operated, Ben Black handles the day to day operations, embracing new technologies in automation, to include Field Bus communications with valves, sensors, vision, safety products, and process instrumentation.

“We’re the experts in all things¬†Numatics”

With 52 years of experience, we are the experts in all things Numatics. We can provide you with the right information regarding valve sizing, cylinder sizing, and pneumatic circuit recommendations. Having a quality issue? Ask us about Swiss Made sensors, vision cameras, and motion control products from Baumer. Need to protect your fellow workers? Look to ABB Safety to keep them safe.

To our existing customers, we say thank you with great gratitude for your continued support of our family owned business. To our future customers, while your choices are many, please give us a call and let us win your business through solid technical sales and support of all the quality products we represent.