The Cypher Company was started in 1946 by Robert W. Cypher. Our original location was in the city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, renting a small section of an existing warehouse. Initially, the company focus was to provide Alemite brand products and lubrication accessories to industry.
During the next several years, we pioneered the introduction of hydraulic hose distribution in the tri-state area (PA, WV, OH). These efforts substantially expanded our customer base and created additional opportunities for us to serve the marketplace.
In 1951 we added the Lincoln line of grease pumps & systems, fittings, and accessories. To this day, we remain one of the largest distributors of Lincoln products in the United States.
The coal mining industry has always been a significant segment of our business. In the 1970’s the development of Longwall mining created a new market for us to service. Robert G. Cypher, current President and son of founder Robert W. Cypher, developed his own line of hose, fittings, and adapters to service the requirements of Longwall mining equipment. Mr. Cypher is nationally renowned for his knowledge and expertise in this area.
Business growth continued over the next two decades. To accommodate our increased customer base and product offerings, in 1998, we opened another location in Price, Utah. The Utah location provides local service to many large mining organizations in the western United States.
Presently, Cypher Company’s main location is in Monroeville, Pennsylvania. The facility encompasses 28,000 square feet of space where we warehouse a multi-million dollar inventory of hose and fittings.