Helping our customers solve their sealing problems has been BRP's goal ever since Donald D. Barner founded the company in 1937. His first challenge was assisting a Cleveland landing gear manufacturer find the right seal for their landing struts, which needed to be smaller and lighter for use in military aircraft. Barner enlisted the aid of Neils Christensen, a Danish inventor who had perfected the O-ring and its application inside a grooved metal housing. Christensen, who was living in Cleveland, Ohio at the time, filed for the patent for his invention in 1937. The landing gear OEM was extremely pleased with the efforts of Barner and Christensen, and other aircraft related OEM's began using the O-ring extensively for the pre-World War II build up of military aircraft.
Today, 75 years later, we are 49 employees strong and dedicated to providing products, value, and service throughout the fluid power industry. With each and every one of us owning a piece of the company, we have a unique perspective and desire for serving our valued customers. We trust you will find our website both helpful and informative. Please do not feel hesitant to contact us.