For over 60 years, Cline Hose and Hydraulics, LLC in Greenville, SC has provided quality hydraulic and industrial hose and equipment for the industrial and automotive industry. Specialists in the hydraulic hose and fittings field, they have a reputation for speedy service, and quality products that are always in stock. All of their hose assemblies conform to industry standards as well as the NAHAD (The Association for Hose and Accessories Distribution) hose assembly guidelines.
Founded in 1948 by N. Q. Cline, Sr., the Cline Company initially operated out of a small house in downtown Greenville. The front porch was used as a loading dock and the family worked feverishly inside, making hose assemblies with a hand hacksaw, a pair of pliers, and a knife to cut and peel off rubber covers (skiving a rubber hose).
In 1950, when hydraulic hose and fittings were becoming increasingly popular for replacing wire cables and winches on bulldozers and front-end loaders, Cline Hose & Hydraulics began distributing for the leading manufactures of hose, fittings, adapters, and couplings. As the nation went metric, so did Cline Hose. They later added the flexible metal hose assembly facility with state of the art welding and fabricating process.
The company now operates in a 29,400 square foot facility in downtown Greenville. Their corporate motto, “Need a hose in a Hurry? We're ready to serve you!" is prominently displayed throughout the company's operation. 24-hr. emergency service is always available 365 days a year.
Cline Hose & Hydraulics offers training programs and technical support to assure proper installation and maintenance on all of their products. The firm, through the leadership of its founder, has continued to invest heavily in its "service first" philosophy throughout the years with staff members trained to rigorous industry standards and experienced in each aspect of the business. Many employees have been with the company for over 25 years.
To facilitate quick service, they’ve created a new division, Hose in a Hurry, where customers can build hoses to specification for a wide variety of applications through their website. They’ve also expanded their services by including a Hydraulic Cylinder Repair shop with state of the art equipment to tear down, rebuild and test all types of hydraulic and air cylinders. Honing of cylinder barrels and polishing of cylinder rods is also featured.
After the passing of its founder, N. Q. Cline, Sr. in 2002, the company is owned and operated by his grandsons, Glenn and Scott Cline. N.Q. Cline, Jr., their father, remains actively involved as a consultant. Glenn and Scott have been involved in the family business for over 18 years and have the experience and knowledge to carry the business into the future. Together with their loyal employees, Glenn and Scott maintain that service is 90% of their strength.
At any time, Cline’s busy counter sales force is actively supplying technical knowledge and services to solve here-and-now hydraulic problems in the field. As the Cline brothers state, “A distributor without sufficient hose and fitting supplies and supportive services is about as useful as a gas station without gas.” They consider their employees their greatest asset and cite their dedication and credibility as the reason for Cline Hose & Hydraulics’ exceptional reputation in the industry.
They carry a complete line of stainless steel hose and fittings in their 15,000-sq. ft. computerized inventory area and feature Goodyear Engineered Products as well as Eaton/Boston and Kuriyama hoses to meet the demanding requirements of the industrial, chemical and material handling industries. They also supply Eaton’s Synflex, Aeroquip, Weatherhead and Vickers lines, as well as Dixon, Brennan and HoseMaster, Inc. as well as several lines of pumps.
Their affiliate business, Cline Systems, Inc., provides outdoor cooling systems for restaurants, athletic facilities/sports stadiums, auto shops, factories and livestock barns and coops. A Tribute customer since 2004, Cline Hose and Hydraulics utilizes TrulinX software to help run their business efficiently and maintain the Cline family’s "service first" philosophy.
600 & 601 Buncombe St.
Greenville, SC 29602