RTC Group


Henk Uphoff starts his working career at Ingersoll Rand Nederland as mechanic trainee. First in Diesel driven portable air compressors , later in stationary air compressors. His first experience with air compressors and compressed air dryers (both refrigerant and dessicant )


Full time service engineer. Gains experience with overhauling air ends for rotary screw compressors, piston compressors, large reciprocating compressors and even centrifugal air compressors.


Switch to the spare parts department, region Benelux. Serving direct customers with fast and well organised overnight spare parts deliveries. But also overseas customers tent to find the excellent services from his department. Sourcing genuine spare parts for compressors and drills rigs from the U.S.A. and exporting them to Africa.


Set up of the Used Equipment department for Ingersoll Rand , Bobcat and Club Car, later ABG and Montabert joined the group. Headquarter in the Netherlands, serving EMEA , Europe Middle East and Africa


As part of Ingersoll Rand Construction Technologies, Remarketing Services was acquired by Doosan Infracore. Setting the first steps into heavy earth moving equipment.


Left the Remarketing business for portable compressors , generators and compact equipment to run a rental and trading business for the European subsidiary of Australian Emeco. Being involved in international renting and trading of heavy construction equipment and surface mining equipment.


After the closing of Emeco Europe, Henk was asked to set up an entire trading company for used construction equipment in Belgium. Including the business development of an international specialised rental fleet of large and high pressure portable compressors.


After collecting experience and knowledge over the last 3 decades, start up a new company specialising in trading and renting equipment. This is the start of RTC Group BV.


More and more developments in the compressed air rental branch. Rental of large oil-free centrifugal air compressors for industrial applications.Rental of large high pressure diesel driven portable compressors for drilling and foundation industry.


RTC Group opens new website dedicated to the rental of Oil Free Air for large volume applications in the industry.

“Compressed Air Beyond Limits”


SCC 2008/5.1 VCA-VOL Certification. The certificate for safe working on industrial locations.


In April 2022 we obtained the STIPEL certificate (NEN EN 3840 HS) for safe working and switching of high and medium voltage installations.
In September we were able to secure our quality management system by obtaining our ISO 9001 [2015] certification.




Exactly 10 years after the start of RTC Group the new warehouse in Foxhol , The Netherlands was completed. 3200 m² of yard and 800 m² of warehouse to store the compressed air rental fleet (www.oilfree-air.eu)


To better serve our customers and to be able to handle the largest projects, our rental fleet has been expanded again.
For example, various oil-free compressors have been added with 70, 80 and 100 m³/min. Not to forget the 42 Bar(g) boosters for special applications and PET industry customers. Air treatment has not been forgotten either.
We now have desiccant dryers ranging from 20, 60, 100, 120 upto 180 (!) M³/min each.
Projects of over 40.000 m³/hour are possible.