Tribute Customer of the Quarter: Brennan Industries
Since 1953, Brennan Industries has provided companies throughout the world with the highest-quality, critical flow components. Headquartered in Cleveland, Brennan Industries has grown to include six distribution centers across the US and Canada and is the largest independent manufacturer and supplier of hydraulic connectors in the United States.
CEO David D Carr has led the company since 1959. The grandson of Russian and English immigrants, his lifestyle exemplifies the strong work ethic and traditional family values that his parents and grandparents instilled in him at an early age. In 2001, he was awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor for spearheading fund raising initiatives for local education, health care and the arts and his mentorship of start-up businesses.
Highly respected by his customer base, Carr has established solid relationships, giving Brennan the competitive edge. He has passed that trait onto his son, David M Carr, now the president of Brennan Industries.
Brennan Industries began by manufacturing standard tube fittings and adapters. As their customer's needs expanded, so did the depths of their lines. Soon Brennan was supplying O-ring face seal fittings and flareless bite-type fittings and as more foreign equipment entered the marketplace, they began providing international and DIN metric fittings.
Quality is what sets Brennan apart from other hydraulic and pneumatic fitting sources. "Quality is our most important offering," states David M Carr. "As an ISO 9001:2011 registered company, we're committed to quality in everything we do. From the design and engineering…through the entire manufacturing process…to the final inspection of parts, we adhere to the most stringent quality control practices to assure superior products."
What's changed over the years is the number of products offered and the ways they get those products into the hands of customers. Expanding their offering to nearly 28,000 different styles and sizes, they've also grown their distribution to meet the demands of their customers.
Brennan Industries credits its responsiveness to the fact that it's still a privately held company with key principals active in the day-to-day operations of the business. With the reputation as an industry leader, they pride themselves on their outstanding service levels in meeting the needs of their customers.
This responsiveness is demonstrated by the opening of new distribution centers in Ontario, Canada and Shanghai, China. "The Canadian distribution center allows us to better serve our Canadian customers by saving them money and making our products more convenient for them," said David M. Carr, president of Brennan Industries.
"The new Chinese distribution center is one way Brennan Industries is continuing to grow its global reach. With the new distribution center along with the sales office in Ningbo, China, Brennan is meeting the great domestic demand China has for hydraulic fittings and adapters."
In response to customers' needs, Brennan Industries has introduced its new Brennan Black® coating, the most advanced protection against rust and corrosion. "The Brennan Black coating offers the highest industry standard and is the answer for protecting systems and ensuring longevity in the most corrosive and harsh environments enabling customers to save money by protecting operations and reducing replacement costs," states David M. Carr.
Brennan Industries does more than provide a wide variety of products; they offer more knowledge about those products. Their years of experience and technical expertise go a long way toward choosing the right fittings for your applications. A long time Tribute customer, the staff at Brennan Industries have also provided their expertise on the industry by serving on Tribute's Program Review Committee. As their tagline states, Brennan is The Logical Choice for Critical Flow components.
Brennan Industries, Inc.
Cleveland, Atlanta, Los Angeles,
Dallas, Seattle, Toronto & Shanghai
Toll Free: 1-888-331-1523