Who we are

Founded in 1941 by W. L. Clippard, Jr., the company started out manufacturing electronic test equipment. In the 1950’s, Mr. Clippard recognized a need for miniature pneumatic devices in manufacturing, and began to produce a small line of component products. The appeal of these products was such that by the late 1960’s, Clippard Instrument Laboratory was strictly a pneumatic manufacturer.

The company has continued to have steady growth through the years bolstered by periodic introductions of new and innovative products. These have included such products as the Modular series and the Mouse Valve series; the Electronic Proportional Valves, and Electronic Manifold Cards.

Today, the company remains family-owned and operated. Manufacturing facilities are located in Cincinnati and Fairfield, Ohio; as well as a distribution and technical support center in Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgium.

Clippard is in its seventh decade of supplying fluid power, motion and process control devices to the Scientific, Medical, Dental, and Analytical markets. We understand the need for precision, reliability and purity in your critical applications and are dedicated to providing expert solutions to meet and exceed your expectations. We ensure that every product meets the highest standards of quality and performance by 100% testing all products before they reach our customers.

In addition to the Scientific market segment, Clippard offers expertise in a wide variety of markets utilizing numerous types of applications. From Semiconductor to Printing, Automotive to Packaging, our products are engineered to the exact specifications you require.

Supported by a platform of over 5.000 standard products, as well as customized solutions, we have the capability to provide you with a full range of products designed to meet the unique demands of your application. For a complete description of these products, please visit our website at or

Our values

Our Credo
We are engaged in honorable work,
providing the world with useful, productive,
affordable products.
We do this with the distinction of a long reputation
for quality, service, performance, and value.
We deal fairly. We keep our word.
We understand profit is a vehicle to our purposes
and not our only purpose.
We support our community.
We enjoy what we do. We are good at it.
We are getting better all the time.
We respect and encourage each other.
We show pride in our work.
We are Clippard.