top of page

About Us

STERLING front.png

Sterling Separation Ltd is a privately owned company based in Cannock, Staffordshire, providing condensate management and air treatment products to compressed air sales & service companies and OEMs in the UK and Ireland. Its sister company STERLING Separation Inc services the North American market, while the rest of the world is supported by specialist national distributors.

STERLING offers a valuable service to compressed air sales and service companies in particular. Whether they need new condensate management equipment for a planned install, or a service kit & air-line filter elements for an emergency job, our customers know that there's a very good chance we'll be able to supply products from our extensive stocks.

We keep around 350 oil/water separators in stock - in over 40 different configurations. There are around 600 service kits of 170 types, and almost 3000 in-line elements to suit over 700 OEM descriptions. What we don't have, we get - quickly!

It's all designed to give our customers the best possible service at a very competitive price. No fancy premises and no designer labels - just good quality, personal service and a great deal.


The team at STERLING brings an unparalleled level of practical experience to the world of condensate management.

Decades worth of real world knowledge are available to share with our customers, covering all aspects of product, application and legislation where it is relevant. As a privately owned business, we understand the value of working with partners who know, and who share.

In particular, the senior members have been well known and respected in the compressed air industry for their ability to advise independently, sometimes on difficult issues, without fear or favour.


Mike Amphlett (Director/owner) has been involved in senior positions with market leaders in our industry since 1994, both in the UK and abroad. Mike is currently focused on business development both at home and in the USA, and on developing STERLING’s internal structures.


Richard Turner (Director/owner) has been part of the compressed air industry for many years, as a manufacturer and a distributor, which gives STERLING a powerful perspective on customer needs. Richard’s focus is currently on product development.


Dennis Winder (Sales Manager) is a well known character in our industry. Dennis has a wealth of practical knowledge on all matters to do with compressed air and condensate management, which he delivers in his own uniquely straightforward and humorous style.


2021-09-09 13.27_edited.jpg

Nigel Wright (Operations Manager)

Nige (as he prefers it), is quickly becoming part of the team, and brings with him a wealth of experience gained in high profile companies such as Chubb, Caterpillar and latterly, Jaguar Land Rover.

Nige is married with two sons. He started work as an engineering apprentice with Norton Villiers, involved with the historic 'Commando' machine - and the love of motorcycling is still with him.


He also played semi-pro football as a younger man, and still enjoys a game with his sons.

Nigel Wright

The unexpected bonus we get from his appointment, is that Nige is a semi-pro drummer, playing regularly in a live band performing mainly their own material. He will be an asset to our business and to our occasional after-hours rock sessions in the boardroom!  

Nige's profile will increase as his involvement with key areas of the business develops over time, and we hope you'll welcome his presence and the benefits he'll bring to you as our customer.


bottom of page