ITT’s Acquires Clippard Cylinder Product Line, Expands Compact Automation’s Actuation Portfolio

  • ITT extends Compacts vast offering of small, powerful and configurable components with Clippard’s line of durable, low maintenance and cost competitive cylinders
  • Provides customers a single source for actuation and reduced lead times
  • Overlapping distribution networks simplify the customer purchasing experience while creating Compact’s opportunities to extend or build relationships with distributors

Westminster, SC, August 10, 2022 – ITT Inc. (NYSE: ITT) announced it has acquired Clippard Instrument Laboratories’ product line of durable, low maintenance and cost competitive cylinders. The product lines include stainless steel, brass and aluminum cylinders and volume tanks. These industry-leading components will expand ITT’s Compact Automation product line of air cylinders, linear and rotary actuators used in applications such as robotics, packaging, and workholding.

“Clippard’s interchangeable solutions are an exciting addition to Compact’s already vast product offering of small, powerful and configurable components,” said Ryan Flynn, President of ITT Connect & Control Technologies. “This expanded product line lets us offer our customers a single source for actuation solutions and reduced lead times for their critical applications within challenging environments.”

An example of ITT’s strategic growth plan to extend its product portfolios, the nonrepairable cylinders broaden Compact’s offering with products designed for high-speed, high-cycle applications found in such industries as warehouse automation, textiles, and food and beverage. At the same time, the two businesses share a partially overlapping distribution network, which simplifies the customer purchasing experience while creating opportunities to build and extend relationships with distributors.

With this acquisition and to further serve the growing needs of its customers, Compact will expand its Westminster, SC operations including engineering, assembly, machining, purchasing, customer service and its quality department.

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About ITT

ITT is a diversified leading manufacturer of highly engineered critical components and customized technology solutions for the transportation, industrial, and energy markets. Building on its heritage of innovation, ITT partners with its customers to deliver enduring solutions to the key industries that underpin our modern way of life. ITT is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, with employees in more than 35 countries and sales in approximately 125 countries. For more information, visit

About ITT’s Connect and Control Technologies Business

ITT’s Connect and Control Technologies business designs and manufactures harsh-environment connectors and critical energy absorption, motion, flow and environmental control components. Through leading brands such as Aerospace Controls, BIW Connector Systems, Cannon, Compact, Enidine and Veam, the business serves customers in the aerospace, automation, defense, energy, industrial, infrastructure and transportation markets.

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