About Us


Airspace is a leading manufacturer of giant inflatables

Airspace Inflatables offer bespoke designs, quality workmanship and an ongoing passion for what we do best – giant inflatable products!

Since acquiring the business in early 2016, directors Ian Trethowan and Wendy Edwards have introduced formalised systems and improved production and manufacturing standards.

They are supported by a dedicated staff complement whose experience and craftsmanship is fundamental to the success of the business.

The whole Airspace team is focused on positioning the business optimally for current as well as new markets – staging, rentals and export.

The manufacturing process

We use a variety of different quality fabrics, primarily PVC

All our manufacturing is done in-house (from design to completed units) at our premises in Cape Town, South Africa. We supply bespoke inflatables to clients in diverse industries, both nationally and internationally, from Fortune-500 companies to advertising agencies and sports clubs.

We use CMT and hot air welding (and sometimes a combination of both) to produce the inflatable units, which are run with cold air blowers. We also do sealed units, particularly if they need to be waterproof.

Artwork can be digitally printed, sprayed or stitched onto the unit depending on the client’s specifications.

To achieve a high quality of workmanship, we use specialised equipment, including computerised cutting tables, digital printers, 3-D design packages, high frequency (HF) welders, hot wedge welders and double-needle locksmith industrial sewing machines.

We use a variety of different quality fabrics (depending on the design and application of the unit). PVC is currently the most used option, as it is durable, easy to maintain and offers valuable longevity on all units.

Our design and manufacturing capability is an accumulation of years of experience, which allows us to give our customers professional guidance on their ideas and designs. Our speciality is custom-built inflatables, the bigger the better!

We use specialised equipment, including double-needle locksmith industrial sewing machines